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San Antonio, it’s time to put the public back in public utilities

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor November 17, 2020

All of San Antonio pays their utility bills to CPS Energy; in fact, it's the nation's largest municipal natural gas and electric utility company. CPS makes it convenient to pay business or residential...

D1 Training’s close bonds help pull them through trying times

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Max Aguirre, Sports Editor November 6, 2020

In February of 2020, D1 Training, a growing brand that prides itself on bringing a Division-1 training experience to the public among many other things, opened their San Antonio location. A month later,...

Fans remain comfortable at Alamodome despite pandemic

Quarterback Frank Harris looks to throw the ball downfield as the limited attendance crowd behind him cheers the 'Runners on. A crowd of 6114 was in attendance, about half of what the average attendance was last year.
Max Aguirre, Sports Editor October 30, 2020

As UTSA clawed their way back into the game against Louisiana Tech last Saturday night, 6,114 fans cheered them on in the depleted stands. Empty seats lined the Alamodome; the striking changes needed to...

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...

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...

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....

#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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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