The Paisano

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

Diane Abdo

November 20, 2019

The Paisano Educational Trust, publisher of The Paisano newspaper and Paisano Plus magazine, has established the Phelan Family Scholarship endowment fund in the memory of James William Phelan and Agnes Cryer Phelan. The Phelans were long-time San Antonio residents dedicated to the support of higher education. The...

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

From the free press: Veterans, thank you

Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

“Democracy dies in darkness.” This phrase is enshrined in the masthead of the Washington Post. While democracy is kept alive by journalists who bring stories to light, their right to do so is protected by the service of military members, who swear to protect and defend the Constitution against all...

From Paisano to Profession

From Paisano to Profession

Alejandro Lopez

September 17, 2019

Joining The Paisano changed the direction of my life. I had just switched my major to English and had no clue what I was doing until I met Professor Diane Abdo in her editing course. Professor Abdo praised The Paisano and piqued my interest in joining. After my first meeting, I was already covering...

Thank you for reading

Thank you for reading

Editorial Board

August 27, 2019

Dear readers, We are The Paisano independent student newspaper. Our independence makes us unlike any other collegiate student publication in Texas. We are a non-profit. We own our building – The Paisano Media Arts Center. We provide the means to practice journalism at UTSA, as there is no academic...

Objectivity is our objective

Objectivity is our objective

Editorial Board and Alejandro Lopez

October 26, 2018

Historically, journalists have faced several repercussions for the content they publish. One repercussion still relevant in 2018 is biased viewpoints, specifically if the content is more liberal, conservative or libertarian. From time to time, The Paisano has dealt with these issues. For example,...

The time’s now for journalism

The time’s now for journalism

Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

The Golden Globes marked the first day of the spring semester with the “Time’s Up” movement gaining traction. Women are leading the charge to hold big-time producers, corporate CEOs and local managers accountable for their lecherous behavior. Journalists are partners to the movement and they should...

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight

UTSA controversy in the national spotlight

Editorial staff

November 15, 2017

Citing “behavioral concerns,” a UTSA department chair requested a meeting with then UTSA graduate student Alfred MacDonald. MacDonald recorded his private conversation with Dr. Eve Browning, chair of the philosophy and classics department, and later distributed it to the public. A friend of his...