The Paisano

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 present their vision for the college and UTSA as a whole. Additionally, the forums provide an op...

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

Bold Promise or bold scholarship?

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 freshman in Fall 2020, having a median household income of $50,500 or less and being in the top 25...

SGA actually wasted your money

SGA actually wasted your money

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, SGA stoked the fire by throwing away over $400 in unfilled seats on their controversial leadership...

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 a change to a whole-letter grading system will improve students’ opportunities of getting into grad...

Vote no on athletic fee hike

Vote no on athletic fee hike

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 hours over the next two years. The Athletic Department at UTSA is carelessly handling our money, hiding...

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 accountable for their lecherous behavior. Journalists are partners to the movement and they should...

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 people. The article, titled “Your DNA is an abomination,” which was ill-received by some of...

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 of the philosophy and classics department, and later distributed it to the public. A friend of his...

Too close to home

Too close to home

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 New York. It’s commonplace–it only interrupts our day for a few moments. President Taylor Ei...

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 institution of learning for fashion careerists, but professionals in the business don’t always...

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, and students during the announcement of five innovative projects supporting clean energy on Oct....

Leadership lends their ear

Editorial staff

October 19, 2017

The Paisano hosted a special guest during its last week’s general staff meeting. He’s been in our headlines, on our front pages, and is featured on the cover of the Sombrilla—President Taylor Eighmy, the face of UTSA. A president’s visit is an important opportunity for a student-run organization:...