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From the Sombrilla to the polls, Roadrunners must cast their vote in the 2020 election

Photo by Robyn Castro
Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Tuesday is the last day to cast your vote and have your voice represented in our electorate. If you haven’t voted yet, Tuesday is it. Do not leave any stone unturned, and when this is all said and done,...

Your COLFA dean matters, right?

Your COLFA dean matters, right?
Editorial Board February 11, 2020

College of Liberal and Fine Arts dean finalist candidates have passed, and with two remaining, the COLFA Dean Search Advisory Committee is coming closer to making its selection. In these forums, the candidates...

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise graphic
Editorial Board January 21, 2020

Beginning in Fall 2020, UTSA’s Bold Promise initiative gurantees full financial aid for tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters to students who satisfy specific requirements: being an incoming...

SGA actually wasted your money

Graphic by Emmanuelle Maher
Editorial Board October 16, 2019

SGA’s dense chronology of irresponsibility has just been updated with another embarrassing entry about their misuse of student funds. After weeks of student-led protests against SGA’s spending habits,...

Maintain the plus/minus grading system

Editorial Board February 28, 2018

The UTSA grading system currently includes pluses and minuses; however, the Student Government Association (SGA) is proposing that the university adopt a different system. The SGA proposal explains that...

Vote no on athletic fee hike

Edward Monsibaiz/The Paisano
Editorial staff February 7, 2018

All UTSA students should vote no on the Proposed Athletic Fee increase. This proposal raises athletics fees by 25 to 50 percent immediately and 37.5 to 65 percent for students who take 15 to 18 credit...

The time’s now for journalism

The time’s now for journalism
Editorial Board January 10, 2018

The Golden Globes marked the first day of the spring semester with the “Time’s Up” movement gaining traction. Women are leading the charge to hold big-time producers, corporate CEOs and local managers...

University Star eclipsed

Editorial staff December 6, 2017

Our neighboring student newspaper, the University Star at Texas State University, is facing a potential coup de grâce after a (now former) writer’s column was accused of advocating the murder of white...

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight
Editorial staff November 15, 2017

Citing “behavioral concerns,” a UTSA department chair requested a meeting with then UTSA graduate student Alfred MacDonald. MacDonald recorded his private conversation with Dr. Eve Browning, chair...

Too close to home

Press gathers near First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Heather Montoya/The Paisano
Editorial staff November 8, 2017

Our campus is a one-hour drive from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a shooter killed 26 people, but the gravity of the event feels no different than if it happened in Nevada or...

Ditch the fashion degree

Editorial staff November 1, 2017

Fashion is engrained in campus culture. It may be a student’s personality, livelihood, community or dream-career. The Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing (FIDM) in California is the most renown...

Environmentalism at UTSA

Editorial staff October 25, 2017

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and UTSA have a common climate action goal: keep it clean. Nirenberg accompanied President Taylor Eighmy, CPS Energy President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams, UTSA faculty,...

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