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

Community protest demands justice for 17-year-old shot by SAPD officer

Community protest demands justice for 17-year-old shot by SAPD officer

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor October 11, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, San Antonio’s chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and ACT 4 SA organized a protest on the steps of the San Antonio Police Department’s (SAPD) headquarters to...

Students join the march as protestors make their way across campus

On-campus protest demands UTSA take official stance on Texas’ abortion ban

Gauri Raje, News Editor October 11, 2022

On Thursday, Oct. 6, UTSA’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) organized an abortion rights protest on the Main Campus. Other organizations that participated in the protest...

The fallout from Roe v. Wade

The fallout from Roe v. Wade

Nate Henneke , Contributing Writer September 6, 2022

“My body, my rights.”  The chants of millions still echo in the wake of the Supreme Court's (SCOTUS) decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. I am writing this piece with the knowledge that I will never...

The protest behind a celebration

The protest behind a celebration

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator February 22, 2022

Last Sunday evening, millions of people across the country tuned in to an event that brought together football and non-football fans alike: the Super Bowl halftime show. The show is a spectacle that brings...

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

UTSA hosted a panel of professors, attorneys and activists in the John Peace Library on Feb. 18. They discussed the importance of integrating African American studies into Texas high school curricula. The...

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Josh Peck, News Editor February 25, 2020

UTSAPD Chief of Police Gerald Lewis held several informal conversation sessions with students, faculty and staff following the on-campus demonstrations which occurred on Feb. 17 to discuss UTSAPD’s actions...

A UTSAPD officer separated a demonstrator from the crowd. This event takes place near the Sombrilla.

Protests collide near Sombrilla

Josh Peck, News Editor February 19, 2020

Opposing demonstrations clashed near the Sombrilla, resulting in a physical altercation and the involvement of UTSAPD officers on Feb 17. One of the demonstrations was organized by Red Star Magazine,...

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Students express opposing views on abortion

Breahna Luera October 30, 2019

Love of Truth Ministries volunteers displayed images of fetuses to aid in explaining their views on abortion in the Sombrilla Plaza on Oct. 23. “We think it’s an atrocity that so many babies are...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Geoffrey Okolo October 23, 2019

Tensions have continued to rise since Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the contentious extradition bill in September that sparked widespread protests. On Oct. 1, an altercation between...

Students hold signs in protest to student government budget. Photo by Robyn Castro

Student organizations protest student government spending

Breahna Luera September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the...

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Hong Kongers show what democracy looks like

Geoffrey Okolo September 11, 2019

he proposal of a contentious extradition bill by the Hong Kong government has stirred unrest in the region. The bill arose after a Hong Kong man killed his girlfriend in Taiwan but could not be criminally...

Students for Planned Parenthood stand in Students For Life demonstration.

Students disagree on abortion debate

Joseph Torres April 16, 2019

Students For Life (SFL) at UTSA displayed panels showcasing information related to Planned Parenthood on April 9. This demonstration included a pro-life panel discussion designed to answer questions for...

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