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

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer January 28, 2020

With another shooting taking headline news in San Antonio this past week, Americans across the nation are left to reflect on just how often gun violence takes place in our country. We’ve grown so accustomed...

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Mandatory buybacks are not the answer

Breahna Luera October 16, 2019

One of America’s most pressing issues today is gun violence. People from all political parties have their own ideas of how to stop gun violence — mass shootings in particular. Presidential candidate...

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

UTSA should protect Latinx students against gun violence

Leonardo Garcia October 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of mass shootings and their families. The recent mass shootings are causing mass hysteria in today’s society and have become more frequent and deadly in the...

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Odessa-Midland: yet another avoidable tragedy

Josh Peck September 11, 2019

Hundreds of mass shootings have taken place in the U.S. within the past several years. Shootings like Columbine and Sandy Hook were able to shock the country’s conscience for longer than a couple of...

mural about free speech

Faculty free speech on campus

Heather Montoya September 27, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin (UT) requested that their faculty remove any outward facing signs from their office windows by Sept. 7. Some of the signs being removed were affiliated with Gunfree UT,...

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The reality of the situation

Peyton Dillberg February 21, 2018

We hear almost immediately after acts of evil that, “something must be done,” and it has to be done now. Of course, this is almost never the case. We exist in this paradigm where after a sick and demented...

President Donald Trump addresses media following the Parkland shooting.
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White Privilege: “He was troubled”

Alejandro Lopez February 21, 2018

In the wake of the recent Parkland shooting, a word that keeps reappearing in the media and the mouths of many politicians is “troubled.” Troubled may describe a situation or a person but certainly...

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Everyone has a stake in the gun debate

Editorial Board February 21, 2018

The action high school students—particularly those most affected by the gun violence—have undertaken brought a glimmer of hope in recent coverage of the Parkland shooting. Students, including Emma...

Increase in CHL Permits Does Not Significantly Decrease Crime Rates, Study Finds

November 18, 2015

With events such as the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting during the premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” and the 2014 Sandy Hook school shooting, the U.S. has been focused on ways to reduce gun violence...

​Campus Carry Update: Survey to be Distributed to Gather Student, Faculty and Staff Opinions

November 11, 2015

The UTSA Faculty Senate met last Wednesday on the fourth floor in the library to discuss a multitude of topics and to vote on a pair of resolutions that could affect the implementation of campus carry...

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...

Open Carry coming to Texas?

February 17, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano Texas has taken another step towards joining the other 44 states in the country that allow guns to be carried openly. Making good on its promise to prioritize...

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