The Paisano

Where Texas public schools went wrong

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Jessica Mclaren, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2020

Although many refuse to acknowledge the serious global health implications of COVID-19, it continues to wreak havoc on one country in particular: the United States. Whether this is the result of poor policymaking or simply public non-compliance, the infection rates continue to rise while countries such as...

SAPD: Abolishing and defunding are not the same

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Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Defunding the police is a referendum on American values and should not be confused with abolishing the police. In short, defunding the police can be described as the reallocation or redirection of funding away from police departments to other government agencies funded by local municipalities. The ce...

Looking past Pence’s fly: key takeaways from the VP debate

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Bella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Last Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate. The main takeaway for many was the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s hair. In a year that has proved to be a cornucopia of bad luck for many, it’s comforting to know that even the m...

#BlackLivesMatter: The Paisano’s commitment to keeping the UTSA community informed

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Editorial Board

September 15, 2020

The Paisano denounces systemic oppression and racial bias, and we will remain committed to providing you with content covering these issues as we approach our 40th year in circulation.  As student journalists, we are dedicated to providing the UTSA campus community with the latest content about issues f...

Arena football returns to the Alamo City

The San Antonio Gunslingers are getting ready to debut in the AAL, which aims to kick off it's season in March.

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

As we proceed through 2020, the sporting world continues to find itself filled with uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down, but that has not stopped some football lovers in San Antonio from looking ahead to next year. The San Antonio Gunslingers, looking to play in the American...

Alamodome details COVID-19 plan for UTSA football

The UTSA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released guidelines for the upcoming football season for the safety of fans and teams in the Alamodome.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

Roadrunner football will return to the Alamodome to face the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks on Sept. 19. As the team and fans suit up for the 2020 season, Conference USA (C-USA) and the UTSA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have released safety guidelines for players and others...

Birds of a Feather: How ‘Runners can cultivate a more inclusive campus

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Chris Garcia, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2020

“Birds of a Feather” is a saying we all know as Roadrunners. It accounts for the many different backgrounds that comprise our student body. When you step foot on UTSA’s campuses, one might notice the many different appearances within the endless wave of students. But as a community, we care...

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

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Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization that supports the San Antonio arts community by putting on the festival each year. The Board of...

Paid sick leave: the time is now

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

If San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave (SSL) law had not been blocked by a lawsuit from a collection of small business owners, San Antonio workers could have begun accruing paid sick time on Dec. 1, 2019. Anyone working 40 hours per week in the city could have collected 21 hours of paid sick time by March ...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan, though. He was here for a counter-rally being held outside Cowboys by anti-socialist conservatives,...

Warren campaigns in SA

Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro embrace at Warren’s San Antonio rally. Castro
has endorsed Warren for president since he dropped out of the presidential race several month ago.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall at Sunset Station on Feb. 27 to promote her campaign before the Texas primaries on March 3. She was joined by former Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro, who suspended his campaign for president on Jan. 2. The event began at 7 p.m. with Castro coming on stage...