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In Retrospect: What the Four Major Sports Leagues Have Done for Social Justice

Miami Heat power forward Meyers Leonard stands with his hand over his heart as his teammates kneel during the national anthem

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

Last week, the NBA playoffs came to a halt as players collectively began to strike in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For a 24-hour period, there were talks that the NBA playoffs may be abandoned, as players wished to return to their communities.  Eventually, t...

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 17, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an email with an update on COVID-19’s effects on the UTSA community. The email stated that virtual instruction will last through the end of the spring semester, Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed and all able students who live...

Twins among first impacted by UTSA’s Bold Promise

Adrian and Jennifer Uribe attend Bold Promise announcement on Dec. 12.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 22, 2020

UTSA has recently announced its new Bold Promise program, a program that offers free tuition for eligible incoming freshmen. High school seniors and twins Adrian and Jennifer Uribe will be among the first Roadrunners affected by this program. Growing up on San Antonio’s West Side, the Uribe twins have...

San Antonio holds nation’s largest MLK march

Students take a group picture at the
end of the MLK March.

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Hundreds of members of the UTSA community attended the largest annual MLK March in the country on Monday, Jan. 20. The march celebrates King’s life and the civil rights movement that he embodied. The march stretches across the San Antonio East Side and hundreds of thousands of San Antonians attend every y...

Organization designs civil rights trip

Students participate in the MLK
March holding a UTSA banner.

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Over 40 UTSA students visited memorials, museums and other historical sites across several southern states this January to get hands-on education regarding the history of civil rights and social justice in the U.S. The program is called the Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience (CRSJ), and the Stud...

Three students pass away

Vigil held outside of Alvarez hall. Photo by josh peck

Breahna Luera, News Editor

January 21, 2020

UTSA lost three Roadrunners in the Fall 2019 semester. Mariana Otero passed away in a car accident on Oct. 16. Senior finance major Eric Naranjo passed away in a plane crash on Dec. 1. Sophomore pre-music major Caesar Caballero passed away by suicide on Dec. 4. Dean of Students LT Robinson sent an e...

UT regents approve increased tuition and fees

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Josh Peck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

Starting in Fall 2020, UTSA students on the traditional tuition rate plan will see an increase of 2.6%, or approximately $305.91, in their tuition and fees after the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents voted in Nov. 2019 to approve UTSA’s proposed increases. Students on the guaranteed ra...

UTSA introduces tuition-free program for Fall 2020

President Taylor Eighmy presents the Bold Promise program at the Westside Community Center in December 2019. 72% of Bold Promise recipients are first-generation students.

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

December 13, 2019

UTSA announced the launch of its Bold Promise program on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Bold Promise initiative is a financial aid program that will waive all tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students. The program will take effect starting in the Fall 2020 semester.  Students must meet several requirements in o...

UTSA community holds vigil for Cesar Caballero

Vigil held outside of Alvarez hall. Photo by josh peck

Breahna Luera

December 10, 2019

The UTSA community joined the family of 19-year-old Cesar Caballero to hold a vigil in his memory in the Alvarez Hall Courtyard on Friday, Dec. 6. Caballero was a sophomore student and first-year resident assistant working at Alvarez Residence Hall who died by suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 4.  The memo...

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...

UTSA’s 50th Anniversary Party

Kat Joseph

June 8, 2019

  UTSA threw a cupcake party for students, faculty and staff on its 50th anniversary.   Videographer- Kat Joseph Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph   Check out other videos from The Paisano. Subscribe to keep up with news, UTSA student polls, local ...

Roadrunner Ramblings: Ghosted!

Roadrunner Ramblings

Brandon Armstead and Jose Chapa

October 26, 2018

    A round table discussion over the top stories of the new issue of The Paisano. Host: Brandon Armstead Jose Chapa Brysen Streeter Adrianne Kristianto Jada Teague