The Paisano

Q&A with fall graduate Chris Estrada

Chris Estrada

Joseph Torres

November 30, 2018

Q: “What is your major?” “I’m going for a sports management degree. It’s Sport, Event and Tourism Management — that’s the official title. I think it would be really cool to work for a sports organization.”   Q: “Are you involved in clubs or organizations?” “Baseball. I really didn’t...

Q&A with English professor Stephanie Schoellman

Stephanie Schoellman

Kaylee Boggan

November 8, 2018

Q: What do you teach here at UTSA and what inspired you to teach?  I’m adjunct teaching at UTSA and Our Lady of the Lake, teaching literature and composition mainly. I’ve also taught creative writing courses in the past, so basically anything to do with writing and literature. I’m game because I ...

UTSA student organization highlight: Q&A with Club Quidditch officer

Quidditch player takes a hard fall.

Carlos Prado

October 26, 2018

“You’re a wizard Harry!” Now you, yes you, can be a wizard like Harry Potter. Well, maybe not just like Harry, but there is still hope for you. UTSA has its own Quidditch Team for “muggles.” What in tar-nation is a “muggle” you may ask? According to Urban Dictionary, a “muggle” is a ...

Ask Dr. Artis: I try to be a nice person

Dr. Artis

Carletta Perry-Artis

September 19, 2018

Q. I try to be a nice person, so why do I feel like I’m always getting hurt?  I certainly understand. Being a nice person is not always easy. Sometimes, people are mean, disrespectful and feel it’s their duty to take advantage of nice people.       You might think they have no home traini...

Q&A with Gigi Do, executive director of the UTSA office of international programs

Gigo Do

Adrianne Kristianto

September 12, 2018

Gigi Do has more than 17 years of experience working in international education, including in her most recent role as deputy superintendent for Global Education, Engagement and Partnerships for the International Leadership of Texas (ILTEXAS). Do’s contributions to the higher education internati...

Q&A with Ruby Patterson: graduation spotlight

Q&A with Ruby Patterson: graduation spotlight

Kenyatta Battle

April 24, 2018

Ruby Patterson, a geology major, will be receiving a Bachelor of Science degree this May. Patterson has been a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Dean’s Student Advisory Board as the senior geological sciences representative and as an outreach liaison and most recently p...

Q&A with Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Photo of Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Vivian Guillen

March 30, 2018

UTSA professor Jackie Cuevas, Ph.D, teaches Chicana Feminist Writers, Mexican American Literature, Feminist Theory/Literary Theories, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and much more, with most of her English courses cross-listed with Mexican American Studies and Women’s Studies. In 2016, Cuevas was...

Q&A: Jo Ann Andera

Director of Texas Folklife Festival Jo Ann
Photo Courtesy of UTSA

Katy Gilbert

January 18, 2018

Jo Ann Andera will be inducted in the 2018 San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame class after nearly 50 years of work at the UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures, serving as director of the Texas Folklife Festival for 37 of those years. The Paisano sat down with Andera to discuss her history with the Institut...


Logo Courtesy of UTSA YDSA

Heather Montoya

January 10, 2018

Last semester, four students involved in the Democratic Socialists of America wanted to start a youth chapter. Soon after, the YDSA chapter of UTSA developed and became a registered organization at the university. The organization holds weekly meetings focusing on political education and discussion of...

Q&A: Alfred MacDonald

Editorial staff

November 15, 2017

Further questions for former graduate student   Q: Did you expect to receive this large of a response to your story? “It’s really foreign to have a ton of people talking about you all at once. It’s not that bad, I don’t mean to sound melodramatic or anything. There are much worse problems in...

Q&A: Dr. Pedro Reyes

Isaac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna and Samuel De Leon

March 29, 2017

The Paisano sat with Interim President Dr. Pedro Reyes to get his take on UTSA, its future and his role at the university. Interview conducted by Isaac Serna & Samuel DeLeon Q: How would you describe your first day as interim president at UTSA? It was a pleasant day for me. Meeting all the colleag...

Q&A with Lynn Hickey

Mark McClendon, UTSA

Caroline Traylor

September 14, 2016

Interview by Caroline Traylor In being named the fourth athletics director in UTSA history, Hickey assumed the lead athletics role at one of the youngest NCAA Division I universities in the country (UTSA began athletics competition in 1981). She's the only female Division I at...