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Blackboard: the black hole that is swallowing college education

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

If you're a UTSA student, then you probably share my disdain for Blackboard Learn. According to a Blackboard report in April, Learning Management System (LMS) usage increased 400% for Learn LMS and 3,600%...

UTSA Ranks Top 3 in Graduating Hispanic Students

September 6, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SFZ1dPHt6Y UTSA has been named a top institution in Texas for graduating Latinos. It is ranked third out of the top five institutions for awarding bachelor degrees to...

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...

Ethan Pham, The Paisano.

Is college right for everyone?

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...

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Surviving the spring semester

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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