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

The right to be transgender

The right to be transgender

Editorial Board March 8, 2022

On Feb. 1, Governor Greg Abbott ordered state child welfare officials to begin launching child abuse investigations in regard to transgender children. As stated in a letter to the state’s Department...

State of the City

State of the City

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor March 1, 2022

Local: A toddler died after being shot in the head at her family’s Southeast side apartment. Officers were called to the duplex on Feb. 18, when she was taken to University Hospital in critical condition...

Keep politicians out of the classroom

Keep politicians out of the classroom

Editorial Board March 1, 2022

During the summer legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a controversial bill that dictates how teachers in the state discuss the history of American racism in the classroom. Texas joined...

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...

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...

In person, out of touch

In person, out of touch

Areebah Bharmal, Contributing Writer September 21, 2021

While the Texas government, specifically Gov. Greg Abbott, may have removed all COVID-19 related precautions and seems to be actively working to prevent public organizations from mandating masks and vaccines,...

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

The pandemic is our reality yet, Gov. Abbot lives in a dream world

Gauri Raje, Staff writer March 8, 2021

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed an executive order on Tuesday, Mar. 2, ending the statewide mask mandate and increasing the capacity of businesses and facilities in the state to 100%. The governor...

No heart as cold as the Texas government

No heart as cold as the Texas government

Editorial Board February 19, 2021

Texans have been here before. From the pandemic, hurricanes and now winter storms across the state of Texas, the local and state government has mishandled another situation. Quite honestly, though, are...

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and local governments are taking various measures to reduce strain on health care providers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had already ordered health care facilities...

Photo Courtesy of Robin Cresswell, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Salazar talks sanctuary status

Samuel De Leon March 29, 2017

On Tuesday March 21, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar informed students and faculty about current issues  in the Sheriff’s Department, including the sanctuary city status. Salazar said that San Antonio...

RAICES town meeting addresses fearful community

Diego Lopez February 8, 2017

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has signed three executive orders containing language targeting undocumented immigrants, leaving many San Antonio residents confused and fearful. “This whole...

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