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Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an update on campus well-being via email on Feb. 28. “Over the last couple of months, concerns have been raised regarding UTSA’s efforts to promote wellness and provide access to mental health services,” Eighmy said in the email. “I’ve heard...

Dean of students holds well-being forums

Dean of students holds well-being forums

Breahna Luera and Haley Jones

February 25, 2020

LT Robinson, dean of students and senior vice provost for academic affairs, sent out an email on Feb. 14 that informed students about three forums on the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing. The forums occurred on Feb. 18 in the Denman Ballroom on Main Campus, Feb. 20 in the Buena...

The fatality of public opinion

The fatality of public opinion

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Caroline Flack, best known as the host of popular television show Love Island: UK, died by suicide on Saturday, Feb. 15. Before her untimely death, Flack was facing charges of alleged domestic abuse against her boyfriend. As a result, her character was ripped apart by British media outlets and people...

The state of mental health at UTSA

The state of mental health at UTSA

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

Student jumps from second-story bridge

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 19, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the second incident of self-harm UTSA has acknowledged in the past three months — the last occurring in December — took place between the Business Building (BB) and McKinney Humanities Building (MH) when a student jumped off the bridge connecting the buildings. “Upon arrival [to ...

Whole Life Healing Q&A

Whole Life Healing Q&A

Kasandra Parker

November 25, 2019

Q: What type of therapy work do you do? A: I am a licensed professional counselor and provide therapy specifically for young ladies 16 and up and adult women who have experienced trauma in childhood due to abuse and/or neglect. I also focus on helping survivors of sexual abuse, loss through miscarr...

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Ninth annual TEDxSanAntonio

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

November 13, 2019

TEDxSanAntonio held its ninth annual event on Nov. 9. This year’s theme was “re:frame,” which was meant to engender conversations that presented issues from different perspectives. Nine speakers took the stage, covering topics that ranged from recoloring the outdoors to overcoming a creative block. Speaker...

San Antonio to host TEDx

San Antonio to host TEDx

Joseph Torres

November 6, 2019

The city of San Antonio will be hosting TEDxSanAntonio at the Charlie McCombs Empire Theater Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this event is “re:frame,” where speakers from all over the country will take turns speaking on topics such as psychology, blogging, environmental conservation,...

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Active Minds hosts suicide prevention exhibit

Josh Peck

October 30, 2019

Active Minds hosted the Send Silence Packing exhibit on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sombrilla for destigmatizing mental health and bringing awareness to the issue of college suicide. The exhibit featured 1,100 backpacks donated from friends and family members of people lost to suicide. The backpacks...

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Some students often unnecessarily describe themselves as busy to the point of it encompassing their personality. Seemingly never-ending to-do lists, overwhelming course loads and struggling to maintain an active social life can be very trying on one’s mental health and general well-being. Despite your...

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Kat Joseph

October 9, 2019

Perla and Edysa go deep on mental health issues in the premiere episode of the Two Sides podcast.   Hosts- Perla Godoy, Edysa Vazquez Audio and Video- Maha Qadri Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multimedia Editor- Jose Chapa Co-Assistant Mult...

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

Under the microscope: athletes struggle to sustain mental health

Jose Bouquett

October 2, 2019

The coach-player relationship is a bond that a select few individuals get to experience, but the boundaries of that relationship can vary between athletes. The player on the end of the bench, who could lose his scholarship if he does not play at top form, will not be as open about their mental struggles...