The Paisano

Two generations, two anniversaries

Father and son recieve rings at the same ceremony.

Breahna Luera

April 23, 2019

Graduation is just around the corner, and many students are filled with excitement as they plan to walk across the stage in May and begin their new lives. Father and son duo Mark Bishop and Josiah Bishop, a senior public administration major, are especially excited for this graduation season. They will...

Dear AJ: What I learned in boating school (UTSA) is….

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7

Alejandro Lopez

April 23, 2019

Hello readers! Well, sadly *I’m literally typing this while I cry* this is going to be my last blog post...for the Paisano! I am still deciding whether or not to continue with Dear AJ, so please stay in tune. In the meantime, *turns on depressing music* this is it. My big bang, my last time to g...

The journey to graduation

Student graduating.

Editorial Board

November 29, 2018

Sunday, Dec. 16th may not be an important date to many of you, but to this semester’s graduating seniors, it is of the highest significance. Commencement is a celebratory milestone, the beginning of a new chapter and the distancing of another. Your time, experiences and knowledge gained at UTSA are m...

Q&A with Ruby Patterson: graduation spotlight

Q&A with Ruby Patterson: graduation spotlight

Kenyatta Battle

April 24, 2018

Ruby Patterson, a geology major, will be receiving a Bachelor of Science degree this May. Patterson has been a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Dean’s Student Advisory Board as the senior geological sciences representative and as an outreach liaison and most recently p...

Finish what you started

Editorial staff

June 8, 2017

“College education raises your earning potential” is an economically fatal truism. By the time high school students graduate, a four-year university has been packaged and sold to them as the step for a successful future. UTSA’s incoming class of 2021 has made their decision: they are now bona fid...

Create your own path, don’t follow a path

Create your own path, don’t follow a path

Ethan Pham

May 10, 2017

Children are often asked, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” That question, while seemingly harmless, perpetuates the idea that, from a young age, we should have a definitive path set for ourselves. That same question eventually manifests itself into, “What are you going to do after c...

The next chapter

The next chapter

Derek Ngwu

May 10, 2017

As I approach the last semester of my undergraduate career, a wave of emotions and thoughts begin to surface. Sentiments of anxiousness, excitement, worry and focus are at the forefront of my daily academic and personal life. From registering for my first orientation to enrolling in my final college...

Office of Scholar Development debuts on campus

Dr. Ann Eisenberg is the program’s faculty director. Courtesy of UTSA

Taiwo Adepoju

February 1, 2017

“To challenge students to dream big and assist them in making those dreams attainable,” said Katie Storey, UTSA’s office of scholar development and graduate advising coordinator of special programs, when asked about the mission of the new office, opening at UTSA on Feb. 1. The Office of Schola...

5 things you MUST do before graduating from UTSA

Raquel Simon Calderon

December 15, 2016

December is here, and with it comes cold weather, a million assignments due, finals and, for some very lucky people, graduation. With that in mind, I invite everyone to take a step back. If you are graduating, congratulations! Reflect on your journey, remember those who made your experience at UTSA mem...

Student spotlight: Chris Stewart

Courtesy of Chris Stewart

Caroline Traylor

December 15, 2016

Meet a Roadrunner who’s making moves in local politics   Interview conducted by Caroline Traylor   When did you graduate from UTSA? What was your major? Were you involved in any student organizations?   I graduated from UTSA in December 2015, just a few months before start...

College Expecations

Ethan Pham

December 15, 2016

College is a sanctuary for learning, both academically and personally. When we arrive on campus as freshmen, we have expectations of how our college experiences will go. We envision our hopes for the future and what we want to happen over the course of our college careers. After countless steps across campus a...

I didn’t graduate in four years… and that’s okay

I didn’t graduate in four years... and that’s okay

Ashlee Morales

December 15, 2016

We begin college aiming for the ever-elusive four-year graduation. We get our degree plans all mapped out and start working towards a degree and, ultimately, our  future. It’s supposed to only take four years, right? From the time we’re capable of riding the elementary school bus alone, we’r...