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UTSA, where is our money?

UTSA, where is our money?

Editorial Board

April 3, 2020

UTSA is offering prorated refunds to students for specific student services affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of service fees covered is sparse, and the reimbursements are coming too late.  According to UTSA's official coronavirus web page, "The university is developing a plan for pa...

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring sport student-athletes

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring sport student-athletes

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

  One of the signs of the severity of the COVID-19 crisis was the mass cancellation of sporting events across the country. College sports in particular were hit hard, with the NCAA March Madness tournament being the highest profile cancellation. There’s an argument to be made, however, that the more impact...

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and local governments are taking various measures to reduce strain on health care providers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had already ordered health care facilities to postpone any procedures deemed not medically necessary, and on Monday, Texas Attorney G...

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 28, 2020

According to a statement from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, a student and faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19 after their separate international travels. They became symptomatic after returning to the U.S. during a period of self-isolation. Because of privacy laws, UTSA is not releasi...

5 tips to succeed in online classes

5 tips to succeed in online classes

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2020

Have a designated work area. Many of you had your residency uprooted and were forced to move back in with family at a moment's notice. The area where you spent most of your time studying has ceased to exist, and you will now be doing 100% of your coursework in a different setting. If you a...

Paid sick leave: the time is now

Paid sick leave: the time is now

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

If San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave (SSL) law had not been blocked by a lawsuit from a collection of small business owners, San Antonio workers could have begun accruing paid sick time on Dec. 1, 2019. Anyone working 40 hours per week in the city could have collected 21 hours of paid sick time by March ...

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 17, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an email with an update on COVID-19’s effects on the UTSA community. The email stated that virtual instruction will last through the end of the spring semester, Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed and all able students who live...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 16, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page.   March 23 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On March 23, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students updating them on how UTSA will adjust its operations after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelso...

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Conference USA cancels all spring sports

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Effective immediately, all spring sports have been canceled by Conference USA (C-USA) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. UTSA athletics announced it is suspending all non-conference sports until further notice. “All UTSA sports programs that are in season may continue to hold practices...

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

March 12, 2020

On March 11, President Taylor Eighmy announced to the UTSA community via email that the university will extend spring break through the week of March 16. As a result, the university will move classes online starting March 23 through at least April 13 in light of growing concern about the spread of COV...

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA is recalling all 70 students, faculty and staff from study abroad programs in Italy, according to an email to students from President Dr. Taylor Eighmy on March 2. In another email sent to students on behalf of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Senior International Officer Dr. Lisa Montoya on Feb. ...