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

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...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the press alongside candidates Greg Casar and Jessica Cisneros.

AOC visits San Antonio ahead of the 2022 primaries

Bella Nieto and Gauri Raje February 15, 2022

U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, visited San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 12 to campaign for U.S House candidates Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar...

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke at a campaign rally in San Antonio on Wed, Jan. 19.

Beto O’Rourke criticizes Abbott in his visit to San Antonio

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor January 25, 2022

Gubernatorial candidate and former congressman Beto O’Rourke made his second visit to San Antonio since announcing his run for governor at the Friendly Spot Icehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 19.    O’Rourke...

Texas primaries for the 2022 general election scheduled for March 1st

Texas primaries for the 2022 general election scheduled for March 1st

Gauri Raje, News Editor January 25, 2022

Texas will be holding its 2022 primary elections on Tuesday, March 1. The primary elections will determine each party’s candidates for the November general elections. Offices that are up for election...

State of the City- April 21, 2021

State of the City- April 21, 2021

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 20, 2021

Local News:  Stephen Nicholas Broderick, a former deputy for the Travis County Sheriff's Office, has been arrested following accusations of fatally shooting three people in Austin this weekend.   Government...

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations...

Photo by Ethan Gullett

The 2020 VP bid that should have happened

Jaida Sloan, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have made a fatal misstep in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate. Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.
Graphic by Paola Esquivel

SGA special election

Joseph Torres October 9, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a special election for a student body secretary. The election opens at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10. Voting will be...

Graphic by Amber Chin

Did you know there is (was) an election?

Editorial Board September 18, 2019

If you are a student reading this editorial on Tuesday, Sep. 17, then you have less than 24 hours to vote for UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) representatives. These elected representatives...

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