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

Protestors support DACA inside John Peace Library. Photo courtesy of John Dye

Students show support for DACA

Joseph Torres November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known...

Dr. Eighmy and students pose in front of center.

Dreamers Resource Center celebrates one year anniversary

Alfonzo Mendoza February 6, 2019

The Dreamers Resource Center at UTSA celebrated its one year anniversary on Jan 20. Following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection...

The logo of Student Center of Community Engagemement and Inclusion

Status on the Dreamers Center

Heather Montoya August 30, 2018

Plans promote continual improvement for student services UTSA’s Dreamers Resource Center was opened for operations on Jan. 22 as part of one of President Eighmy’s initiatives aimed toward improving...

The Paisano is a self-supported, weekly newspaper run by UTSA students. In more than 30 years of publication, The Paisano has won numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and was a Gold Medalist in 2000.

Starting the school year strong

Lloyd Doggett August 21, 2018

Whether you’re just learning your way around the campus or embracing your last year, it is clear that we need educated leaders like you to help govern our community, now more than ever. WORKING FOR...

Graphic courtesy of Samantha Ceballos/The Paisano

Our words matter

Samantha Ceballos March 29, 2018

Empowerment is for everyone. No one person or group should be treated as though they do not deserve to succeed or move up in the world. We are all worthy of feeling empowered because we all matter. Empowerment...

The entrance to the Dreamer’s Resource Center.
Courtesy of Heather Montoya/The Paisano

Dreamer’s Center’ opens on main, downtown campus

Heather Montoya February 7, 2018

UTSA’s Dreamer’s Resource Center, housed within the Student Center of Community Engagement and Inclusion (SCCEI), began operation Jan. 22. The center is part of one of President Taylor Eighmy’s priority...

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Lizvette Hernandez February 7, 2018

The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley will be compromised if the construction of President Donald Trump’s notorious border wall begins. Santa Ana is the home to over 400 bird species,...

We can make a difference

Lizvette Hernandez September 27, 2017

I believe anyone can make a difference. Sadly, not other freshmen feel that way, and even if they do there’s a difference between wanting to make a change and believing it is possible. My last year...

Undocumented student writes letter to UTSA president Eighmy

Taylor Zamora September 20, 2017

Senior communication major Emmanuel Quiroz wanted to know if he and other DACA students could count on the new UTSA president to support them. So, Quiroz asked Eighmy that question in a letter sent on...

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

DACA recinding’s impact on UTSA

Gaige Davila September 13, 2017

President Trump, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced his plans to end the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving congress six months to propose a replacement. The...

UTSA community responds to ICE raids

Brianna Orta March 29, 2017

The Trump administration implemented new immigration rules that have drastically impacted communities across the country. “The ICE rounding up and deporting people, splitting up families and detaining...

UTSA has the second largest number of DACA college students in the nation.

Immigrant Youth Leadership

Carlos Aguilar March 2, 2017

Undocumented students require additional accommodations to successfully navigate the educational system in the United States. While programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)–an...

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