Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke at a campaign rally in San Antonio on Wed, Jan. 19.

Beto O’Rourke criticizes Abbott in his visit to San Antonio

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor January 25, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate and former congressman Beto O’Rourke made his second visit to San Antonio since announcing his run for governor at the Friendly Spot Icehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 19.    O’Rourke...

State of the City: Week 01/24/2022

State of the City: Week 01/24/2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor January 25, 2022

Local News: The city of San Antonio was under a winter weather advisory due to a strong arctic cold front from Thursday, Jan. 20 into the early hours of Friday, Jan. 21. As of Thursday, the impact of...

COVID-19: What you need to know in 2022

COVID-19: What you need to know in 2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor January 18, 2022

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant, San Antonio’s risk level —  which takes into account factors like the city’s case numbers and positivity rate — has now...

Description- UTSA campus switches to online class modalities for first three weeks of Spring 2022 semester.

UTSA modifies operations for first three weeks of Spring 2022 semester

Gauri Raje, News Editor January 18, 2022

UTSA announced its modified operations for the Spring 2022 semester in an email dated Thursday, Jan. 6. The email, signed by President Taylor Eighmy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs...

State of the City- April 13, 2021

State of the City- April 13, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 13, 2021

Local News:  Charles Butt, HEB CEO, has received praise and support for his letter to Governor Greg Abbott. Sent last Tuesday, the letter urged Abbott to send all federally appropriated relief funds...

State of the City- March 30, 2021

State of the City- March 30, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 30, 2021

Local News:  As of today, Monday, March 29, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to individuals 16 and older. The only restriction is the Pfizer vaccine is only authorized for individuals below 18....

Photo courtesy of Jaelyn Nelson

Students optimistic as UTSA announces plans for in-person commencement

Bella Nieto, News Editor March 26, 2021

This week, UTSA announced its plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies. For students graduating in Spring 2021, commencement will be held May 14-16, and students who graduated in May 2020 and December...

Study that tracked COVID-19 in sewers found effective

Bella Nieto, News Editor February 5, 2021

Launched in June 2020, the UTSA led pilot program designed to test wastewater for SARS-CoC-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was able to track the virus in sewers effectively helping health officials...

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Due to COVID concerns, Volleyball cancels matches at Tulane

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 26, 2021

The UTSA Athletics Department announced today that the volleyball program would be cancelling its planned matches on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 against Tulane University due to COVID-19 concerns within the program....

UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer December 27, 2020

“I know colleagues who have gotten COVID … I know students who are caring for family members with COVID … I know students who have contracted COVID … I know people who’ve lost family members...

Finding solace through art in the age of COVID-19

Finding solace through art in the age of COVID-19

Sarah Larios , Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

A staple of downtown, the San Antonio Museum of Art is a curious building. Guarded by crenellated parapets with two towers, this seeming fortress has lived many different lives. Constructed in 1884, the...

Photo by  Chukwuemeka Temiloluwa Alumanah.

Spring or Fall, Pass/Fail option for all

Editorial Board October 24, 2020

Last spring, UTSA utilized an optional Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) "pass/fail" grading system for all undergraduate and graduate students. UTSA understood that COVID-19 has drastically affected the ways in...

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