Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

UTSA remains consistent in its enrollment numbers

UTSA remains consistent in its enrollment numbers

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 12, 2021

According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollment fell to 16.9 million students for the Spring 2021 semester, a 3.5% decline from the previous year. However, despite the...

Center for Collegiate Recovery support students recovering from addiction

Center for Collegiate Recovery support students recovering from addiction

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor October 12, 2021

The Center for Collegiate Recovery offers support to UTSA students recovering from “substance use disorders and/or behavioral addictions.” Michael Vela, program manager of the center, explains that...

Hispanic Excellence: Rosie Castro

Hispanic Excellence: Rosie Castro

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 12, 2021

Born in 1947 to an immigrant mother, Rosie Castro has dedicated her life to activism and engagement in the political sphere.  Chronicling her life, Castro began by telling her mother’s struggle as...

Pre-COVID PERIOD meetings included packing and moon parties. Courtesy of Yobana Soloranzo

PERIOD promotes the importance of menstrual equity in UTSA community

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 5, 2021

PERIOD at UTSA began when its founders realized the importance of having accessible menstrual products and the impacts of not having them in their local communities. Dedicated to ending period poverty,...

Dean of Students LT Robinson sends updates on sexual assault intiatives

Dean of Students LT Robinson sends updates on sexual assault intiatives

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 5, 2021

In an email to students last week, Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson detailed the current state of the university's initiative to prevent sexual assault and misconduct.  The...

Demonstrators gathered at Milam Park to advocate for abortion rights in Texas. Bella Nieto/The Paisano

Thousands of San Antonians join 600 nationwide in ‘Ban Off Our Bodies’ protest at Milam Park

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 5, 2021

On Oct. 2, the official chapter of the National Women’s March in conjunction with Planned Parenthood South Texas, Urge, AVAW, Lilith Fund, Southwest Workers Union, Martinez Street Women’s Center, Texas...

Annual Safety Report details campus crime statistics

Annual Safety Report details campus crime statistics

Bella Nieto, News Editor October 5, 2021

The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which details statistics from the 2020-2021 academic year, was released this week.  Every year UTSA releases its Security and Fire Safety Audit. The report...

Texas Rising registers voters and travels to the Capitol. Photo Courtesy of Christopher Garana

Texas Rising advocates for progressive issues

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 28, 2021

Texas Rising is the youth outreach branch of Texas Freedom Network, a statewide advocacy group based in Texas. The organization has chapters in universities across Texas, including UTSA. Christopher...

UTSA PD strives to better their mental health crisis techniques

UTSA PD strives to better their mental health crisis techniques

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 14, 2021

UTSA PD, in collaboration with UTSA Department of Counseling, is organizing a mental health/crisis intervention training for campus police officers. The goal is to enhance the tools campus police officers...

VOICES members volunteer all over the city.

VOICES serves the San Antonio community

Laura Thevaos, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

The UTSA Volunteer Organization Including Community, Education, and Service, better known as VOICES, has been on campus since 1993. They focus on serving the San Antonio community and other nearby communities...

Various high traffic areas both pre-COVID and during.

SGA President voices concern over return to in-person learning

Bella Nieto, News Editor September 14, 2021

Last week, in an email from President Eighmy, the university announced fully in-person and hybrid instructions, as listed in ASAP, would resume on September 13.  Student Body President Jose Escobedo...

Members from ASAA at fundraisers. Courtesy of Anjali Shah

Roadrunner Student Alumni Association unites alumni and students

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021

The Roadrunner Student Alumni Association is a sponsored student organization at UTSA. The organization was founded in 2014 and works to connect current UTSA students with alumni. President Anjali Shah...

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