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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

Professor studies link between church attendance and crime

Professor studies link between church attendance and crime

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor March 22, 2022

Assistant Professor of applied microeconomics, Jonathan Moreno-Medina, is studying the effect of church attendance on crime and how weather conditions can affect the relationship between the two.  His...

Disarming divinity: use religion as a mirror, not a weapon

Disarming divinity: use religion as a mirror, not a weapon

Lucy Llano, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

Religion has an omnipotent chokehold on humanity. It proves itself to be, inexplicably, a force unlike any other. A powerful catalyst for society, and consequently, when paired with bigotry, a dangerous...

John Bartkowski, lead researcher, in his study.

Study explores the effects of religion on child development

Julia Maenius February 26, 2019

John Bartkowski, a UTSA professor of sociology, conducted a study on the effects of religion on the development of young children. “I study cultural influences on personal and community well-being,...

Graphic by Enrique Bonilla/The Paisano

Resist the binary

Mauro Vasquez November 15, 2017

Computers are coded with binary sequences. In the mind of a central processing unit, you and I exist as a sequence of ones and zeros. To a certain extent, you too are coded. Our coding consists of many...

Religious phenomena at UTSA explained

Religious phenomena at UTSA explained

Jessica Salinas December 16, 2016

UTSA has 26 recognized religious student organizations. This is the premise for the 16 Apples Production documentary, “Religion in Rowdyland” released on YouTube in March. The UTSA student documentary...

Pursuing truth

February 24, 2015

We know to be wary of impossible advertisements such as weight loss pills. We are taught to be dubious of gaudy sources of information such as The National Inquirer and we are encouraged to...

Roadrunner Roundtable: Atheist Christians

January 25, 2015

The Paisano/ Edidiong Adiakpan In this episode of Roadrunner Roundtable, Peter Sanchez speaks about his experience as a person who identifies as Atheist and Christian. You...

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