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

List of candidates for 2023 local general election released

List of candidates for 2023 local general election released

Gauri Raje, News Editor March 7, 2023

The City of San Antonio has released the ballot order for the city’s general election in May. Candidates had the opportunity to file for the elections until Feb. 17. In order to run for a municipal...

Charter aims to codify justice reforms

Charter aims to codify justice reforms

Chloe Williams, Web and Social Editor January 31, 2023

San Antonio Justice Charter is a coalition led by ACT 4 SA, an organization working to shrink the impact of over-policing and mass incarceration in Bexar County, and Ground Game Texas, whose goal is...

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Regardless of political stance, there were many important people to vote in this past election. In Texas, the race for governor came down to two men: Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Greg Abbott....

Gen Z and voter turnout stereotypes

Gen Z and voter turnout stereotypes

Editorial Board November 15, 2022

As the 2022 midterm elections wrap up around the nation, one factor was immensely contradictory to the predictions and polls of major news networks — Gen Z voters turned out in massive numbers, keeping...

Rep. Castro holds student press conference ahead of election day

Rep. Castro holds student press conference ahead of election day

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor November 8, 2022

On Nov. 3, 2022, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) held a student media-focused press conference. The purpose of this press conference is to give the floor to high school and college news publications...

Voter intimidation and its impact on turnout

Voter intimidation and its impact on turnout

Editorial Board November 8, 2022

Since the results of the 2020 presidential election came under scrutiny over claims of voter fraud and electioneering, America has seen a rise in the population of people who are skeptical of the security...

UTSA is a designated voting center for the 2022 Midterm elections on Nov. 8. Registered voters can cast their ballot in the H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room.

Early voting underway on campus

Gauri Raje, News Editor November 1, 2022

Early voting for the 2022 general elections will continue until Friday, Nov. 4. Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  Registered voters in Bexar County can cast their ballot at the H-E-B Student Union...

Our future in their hands

Our future in their hands

Morgain Locke, Contributing Writer October 18, 2022

Climate change is largely considered to be one of the most important issues of this generation. Even though it has been overshadowed by more recent political developments, such as abortion rights, student...

Youth turnout could sink or save midterms

Youth turnout could sink or save midterms

Editorial Board September 6, 2022

When it comes to voting, it is a known fact that young voters tend to have lower turnout rates than older generations, however, this may change come the November midterms. Last month, two politically-charged...

Civic Organizations Combat Voter Apathy

Civic Organizations Combat Voter Apathy

Zahara Latson, Staff Writer September 6, 2022

According to research performed in 2016 by Tufts College of Civil Life provided by UTSA’s own Office of Civic & Community-Engaged Leadership (CCEL), approximately 39% of young people between the...

Beto O’Rourke visits San Antonio on his Keeping the Lights On campaign

Beto O’Rourke visits San Antonio on his Keeping the Lights On campaign

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor February 15, 2022

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, criticized Governor Greg Abbott for his handling of Winter Storm Uri on the candidate's statewide ‘Keeping the Lights On: A Statewide Drive for...

Texas Rising emphasizes the importance of voting and political participation

Texas Rising emphasizes the importance of voting and political participation

Angie Santos, Assistant News Editos February 15, 2022

“Your vote doesn’t matter if you think it doesn’t matter,” Chris Garana, student leader with Texas Rising, said. Voting is a part of the democratic process, yet of all generations, young people...

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