The Paisano

Start the school year strong

Lloyd Doggett

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re learning your way around the campus or embracing your last year, I’ve always known Roadrunners to run events, engage with the community, and take on new adventures. I applaud your support for higher education because as the next generation of leaders; your commitment to civic involvement...

Is college right for everyone?

Ethan Pham, The Paisano.

Helen Stransky

June 8, 2017

Tuition prices are increasing at exponential levels and student debt is at an all-time high. However, according to PewResearch, millennials are headed towards being the most educated generation. As career fields across the board are demanding higher and higher levels of education, many of us wonder...

Surviving the spring semester

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Annette Barraza

January 12, 2017

College students are back at it again. If you have not had the pleasure of graduating, if you ailed to win the lottery, or could not come up with an idea to make you rich overnight, then you are probably drudging back to the grind of higher education. College is frustrating. It lures you in with the promise you ...

Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2015

As UTSA students gear up for final exams, the affordability and accessibility of higher education remains at stake in Washington. Too many of our students encounter financial barriers to higher education, and too many others leave college with a mountain of debt. The level of student debt nationwid...

Study finds huge impact of higher education on Texas’ economy

March 24, 2015

The economic impact of Texas colleges and universities can be summed up in two words: multiplier effects. Colleges and universities, including UTSA, have a huge impact on the Texas economy, not only by employing thousands of professors and other staff, but also by spending on outside goods and...

High hopes for UTSA as new Legislature meets in Austin

January 20, 2015

Although it may be hard to notice all the way from San Antonio, big things could be in store for UTSA as the Legislature meets in Austin this spring. Higher education is high on the agenda of many legislators. From tuition prices to construction projects, what happens in Austin over the next f...

STEM DEGREES: colleges shift funding to the sciences

April 9, 2013

UTSA’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) has seen its funding increase by 22.4 percent over the last four years, a respectable amount for the university’s largest college both in terms of enrolled students and number of awarded degrees. So why did the College of Science, which accounts for ...

Commentary: Be thankful for school

April 9, 2013

After going to school since age 5 or 6 it’s easy to feel burned out and to look at college as more of a chore rather than something to enjoy. Feeling worn down and tired of assignments, projects and homework is understandable, but it’s important to remember that being able to further one’s educatio...

Immigration reform has significant impact on Texas economy, students

March 5, 2013

In the debate over the issue of undocumented immigration in Texas, state legislators are exploring solutions such as increasing border patrol and delaying the amnesty process for illegal applicants.San Antonio Congressman Pete Gallego said, “Most people don’t really care where the idea comes f...

How effective is your advisor? Many students question the benefits of academic counseling.

February 26, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano Angst-ridden freshmen and over-worked seniors sit in the waiting rooms of the advising offices in each of their respective colleges.Some are there to take care of a registration hold, while others wait for a chance to discuss their degree plan. All have questi...

Editorial: Who shows up to class?

February 22, 2013

The fact that a student is enrolled in college-level courses concedes that they recognize the value of a degree. On the first day, many students walk into their class and immediately size up the professor’s expectations. Students gauge the standard of effort by asking many questions: How many exams...

Texas may spread grant money around to help more students

September 17, 2012

For a substantial number of UTSA students who log on to ASAP, the "Tuition and Fee Reminder" is much more than just a friendly note to take out the trash or feed the dog - it is a nagging burden to the anxious students who struggle to afford the cost of higher education. Students who have taken ph...