The Paisano

Mr. & Ms. UTSA’s royal responsibility to represent

Editorial staff

October 11, 2017

JaCorey Patterson and Isabella Beltri may revel in their respective roles as Mr. and Ms. UTSA for now, but come Oct. 21 new royalty will succeed the previous winners. The finalists’ efforts to get the vote out is underway. From catchy hashtags to cringey YouTube videos, each pair has undergone diffe...

Education’s yin and yang

Chase Otero, The Paisano

Editorial staff

September 27, 2017

The passing of the equinox marked a moment of balance. It’s when day and night are of approximately equal duration across the globe. The equinox has been interpreted as a significant event throughout human history because of its balance. Balance is synonymous with harmony. When a system finds balan...

Editorial: Misinformation during disaster

A line forms outside a gas station near UTSA. Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Editorial staff

September 7, 2017

Disaster can drive the lives of the general public into a wall, and for many here at UTSA, that was their fate—a car in park, an empty fuel tank and no means of moving forward. Perhaps Hurricane Harvey was instrumental in San Antonio’s woes but the root cause was something else. Rumors promulga...

Editorial: The monumental debate of erecting statues

Editorial: The monumental debate of erecting statues

Editorial staff

August 30, 2017

Overnight, the confederate statues at the University of Texas Austin disappeared from campus. In light of a wave of protests against memorials to the failed confederate state, citizens in cities across the nation are fighting to cast the spotlight of honor away from the United States’ dark history....

Invest in curriculum, not cannons

Editorial staff

April 26, 2017

The student government’s push for an artillery cannon to be used at athletic events (such as football games) is described as an effort to promote school spirit and create a new tradition but as the university currently stands, a cannon purchase would be unnecessary, frivolous and quite frankly, ridi...

UTSA community shares responsibility to ensure sexual assault survivors are supported and heard

Editorial staff

April 5, 2017

The UT System’s Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) survey propelled sexual assault and misconduct to the forefront. In emails to students, faculty and staff, Acting President Pedro Reyes disseminated the survey results and reiterated the university’s mission to decrease the prevalenc...

Students organize for babies to be supervised

Students organize for babies to be supervised

Editorial Board

March 22, 2016

The grass roots movement rallying to offer childcare at UTSA’s downtown campus has caught the attention of university officials and garnered support from many students. Although no resolutions have been made, this movement is an archetype of student-driven change that is healthy for an emerging, t...

Guns: the problem that keeps shooting

Mia Cabello

October 11, 2015

In the 1950s, Bert the Turtle showed American school children how to “duck and cover” in the event that the Soviet Union used nuclear force against the United States. The duck-and-cover approach — diving under a tree, desk or into a mottled shell in the fetal position — is and would hav...

Campus culture and tradition takes time and patience

April 21, 2015

Let’s do the numbers. Over the last five years, UTSA has increased its research spending by 97 percent. UTSA boasts the largest business school in The University of Texas System and is nationally ranked by the Princeton Review, Business Week and HispanicBusiness. Moreover, UTSA’s College ...

The passing of SB 17 and SB 11 threatens Texans

Mia Cabello

March 24, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, the Texas House of Representatives will consider two bills that would extend the rights of Texas gun holders. SB 17 and SB 11 (popularly known as open carry and campus carry respectively) have already been approved in the Senate and have received support from prominent member...

SAG Awards on merit, not race

January 27, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards aired on TNT and TBS with two minority actresses — Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) — taking home two of the most coveted awards for actresses. Considering I know from t...

Should San Antonio raise the minimum wage?

November 18, 2014

San Antonio is a city on the rise. This city of almost 1.5 million people is ranked number eight for national job growth and the best Texas city for business investment, according to Forbes magazine. However, according to a recent report by the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), almost ...