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

The executive board of the Black Student Union at the Eilan.

Anonymous attackers infiltrate Black Student Union meeting with racial slurs and racist music

Josh Peck, News Editor September 25, 2020

Editor's Note: This story makes reference to a derogatory racial slur. Members of the Black Student Union (BSU), a student organization whose mission is to build connections among students of the Black...

President Taylor Eighmy Speaks at the grand opening of the Westside Community Center in September, 2019. On Tuesday, Eighmy and two of his fellow administrators released part of their plan to reopen UTSA in the fall.

Mandatory face coverings and move to online classes after Thanksgiving among fall plans

Josh Peck, News Editor June 30, 2020

UTSA will require masks to be worn on campus and classes will move online-only following Thanksgiving break according to an email from university leadership on Tuesday. The two decisions mirror acts taken...

UTSA administrators are set to make substantial budget cuts for FY 21. These come as the COVID-19 pandemic damages university revenue streams.

UTSA administrators announce major budget cuts and restrictive measures due to COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor May 1, 2020

Even after being awarded a federal emergency grant of nearly $30 million earlier in April, UTSA continues to struggle to make up for lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, university administrators...

James B. Milliken is the chancellor of the UT System. He recently said that UT universities would be open in some capacity in Fall 2020.

UT System chancellor says all UT institutions ‘will be open in the fall’

Josh Peck, News Editor May 1, 2020

In an interview with the Texas Tribune on April 30, UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken addressed whether UT System institutions would open in the Fall 2020 semester after Texas Tech University and...

The mostly-empty Sombrilla sits in the center of Main Campus. UTSA has recently decided to transition classes online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Josh Peck and Breahna Luera April 8, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page. April 8 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On April 8, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students...

President Eighmy recieves award

President Eighmy recieves award

Breahna Luera April 9, 2019

The San Antonio Business Journal has announced President Taylor Eighmy as the inaugural Dealmaker of the Year. While Eighmy is not San Antonio’s first Dealmaker—someone who initiates additional infrastructure...

Graphic of Taylor Eighmey dropping money into a bucket labeled football.

Roadrunner football fans, relax

Editorial Board and Ryan Garza September 27, 2018

Relax. Don’t hit that panic button just yet. After starting the season off losing their first three games, UTSA received outrage and backlash from fans about what was going wrong with team and how it...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited UTSA on Jan. 25, 2018.
Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Sotomayor’s wide approval is worth exploring

Editorial Board January 31, 2018

UTSA’s high profile visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor moved the audience. Her can-do advice was inspiring, as was her humble background. Unfortunately, only students selected before...

Supreme court justice Sonia Sotomayor high fives UTSA president Taylor Eighmy. Gaige Davila/The Paisano

Supreme Court Justice visits UTSA

Isaac Serna January 31, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s inspirational account of her life elicited applause throughout her presentation to the UTSA community, but when President Taylor Eighmy said, “She is the...

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

#UTSAUnited: student organizations respond

Vincent Valdez November 29, 2017

Ten student organizations, led by the UTSA NAACP chapter, organized to draft a letter calling for an administrative response to a white nationalist banner hung outside the University Center. The white...

Student stands to voice their opinion of the white nationalist banner hung on campus. Vincent Valdez/The Paisano

Patriot Front Targets UTSA

Gaige Davila November 24, 2017

Patriot Front, a national white supremacist organization, has claimed responsibility via Twitter for the unauthorized display of a banner over the UC Paseo (Main Campus) on Nov. 16. Similar banners...

President Eighmy shares his vision of the Downtown Campus among San Antonio leadership. Photo Courtesy of UTSA Today

‘Reimagining’ the future of the UTSA Downtown Campus

Vincent Valdez November 15, 2017

On Nov. 13, UTSA celebrated the Downtown Campus 20th Anniversary by honoring its past, reimagining its future and exploring opportunities to advance and grow into an urban-serving university through a...

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