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Government shutdown continues

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Arnulfo Caballero

January 16, 2019

On midnight, Dec. 22, 2018 EST, the government was shut down for the second time in 2018. This shutdown has continued forward into 2019, and is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The main issue of this shutdown has been President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion dollars to build a...

State of the (dis)union

Trump's State of the Union address. Creative Commons

Rudy Sanchez

February 7, 2018

Fact checkers across the country were prepping their fingers as President Trump took the podium during his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday. With that said, it’s hard to say if President Trump’s address left the Union in a better place. People hoped Trump’s address would uplift legislators...

Renegotiating net neutrality

Concerned citizens gather to protest legislation that would compromise net neutrality. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

David Wenske

November 15, 2017

FCC expected to announce the fate of net neutrality   On Nov. 22, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to announce whether to continue with a vote that would repeal net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Under the...

Rockets over research

In 1986, The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded during its 10th mission run. Ronald E. McNair, namesake of the McNair Scholars Program, was one of the seven crew members killed onboard. Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Vincent Valdez

September 27, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal aims to eliminate the McNair Scholars Program, a Federal TRiO Program designed to prepare undergraduate students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds for doctoral studies at UTSA and around the nation. The proposal asserts there is limited evidence of effectivene...

Satire: Sheriff Arpaio, ‘America’s toughest sheriff ’

Satire: Sheriff Arpaio, ‘America’s toughest sheriff ’

Cade Brashear

August 30, 2017

President Trump has delivered on few promises spoken on the campaign trail and in his short yet glorious tenure as our Commander in Chief, but on Friday he has finally come through. President Trump has officially pardoned one of his earliest, outspoken and patriotic supporters - ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, clear...

Actions speak louder than words

Graphic by Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Helen Stransky

April 11, 2017

On the early morning of April 4, chemical warfare ensued in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. Witnesses of the attack reported seeing bombs dropped from war planes. Upon impact, the nerve agent caused a large yellow cloud—immediately stinging the eyes of people nearby. "It was like a winter fog," a witness rec...

Interim Provost talks Romo and travel ban

Interim Provost talks Romo and travel ban

Caroline Traylor

March 2, 2017

Last Thursday Dr. Mauli Agrawal, UTSA interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, gave a brief report to the Faculty Senate at their monthly meeting. Agrawal began by commenting on President Ricardo Romo’s administrative leave. “I honestly cannot tell you anything more than what the...

The Lone Star State is not marching alone

Lloyd Doggett

February 23, 2017

Standing on the steps of our State Capitol with my two adult daughters, Cathy and Dr. Lisa Doggett, and my third-grade granddaughter, Clara, and in front of 50,000 Texans, I had the privilege of addressing last month’s Women’s March. Meanwhile, my wife Libby, who has just completed her responsib...

Democratic socialism debuts on campus

The rose is the most widely used symbol among socialists. Courtesy of DSA

Isaac Serna

February 8, 2017

In trend with the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) rise in national popularity, UTSA will have a DSA chapter in its city. San Antonio joins a list of cities with a newly recognized DSA by becoming Texas’ tenth chapter. Riley Metacalfe, UTSA graduate student, organized the chapter and estab...

Discuss and demonstrate

Courtesty of Alex Poe

Samuel De Leon

February 8, 2017

The first week of the executive order limiting immigration from seven countries has passed, and the transition is anything but smooth. From the protests at UTSA to Federal Judge James Robart’s decree of unconstitutionality, the order has faced opposition. The ban is responsible for the suspension ...