The Paisano

The state of mental health at UTSA

The state of mental health at UTSA

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

February 19, 2020

On Feb. 7, President Taylor Eighmy provided The Paisano with his first statement regarding the suicide of Cesar Caballero, sophomore pre-music major and Resident Assistant (RA) at Alvarez Hall. The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 2019, at Alvarez Hall. “We are all deeply saddened by the death of Cesar ...

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on Jan. 30 to create a temporary new election commission in order to promote SGA elections and to increase voter turnout. This commission will temporarily replace the SGA judicial branch, which previously had the responsibility of promoting elections. S...

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2020

Senior forward Byron Frohnen has made UTSA basketball history by breaking two school records in back-to-back games. Frohnen now holds the record for career starts with 123 consecutive starts and the all-time rebounding record with 845 career boards. “Breaking a record is pretty cool,” Frohnen said...

Student senators approve executive stipends

Student senators approve executive stipends

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA approved the release of stipends to the executive branch for Fall 2019 during its general meeting on Nov. 14. Members of the executive branch took turns presenting their exceptional duties accomplished during the semester. The floor was called to a vote...

SGA proposes budget reallocations

SGA proposes budget reallocations

Heather Montoya

October 30, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed budget reallocations during their General Assembly (GA) on Oct. 24. Following SGA’s Leadership Summit and homecoming activities, SGA Chief Executive Assistant Kaitlyn Law presented a proposal for budget reallocations since some line item budgets...

T-shirt Exchange

T-shirt Exchange

Breahna Luera

October 23, 2019

The UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) held their annual T-shirt Exchange on the Student Union Lawn on Oct. 17. Students could donate a non-UTSA shirt in exchange for a SGA shirt while enjoying the snacks and games. The event, funded by SGA, was put together by the Student Affairs Committee. College...

SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

SGA reduced seats for leadership summit

Joseph Torres

October 16, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) at UTSA reduced the number of seats available for their leadership summit from 75 to 50. Out of the 50 seats reserved at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, 45 students and two advisors attended, leaving three seats unfilled. The two-night conference package for 50 people...

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Committee aims to make syllabi cosistent

Geoffrey Okolo

October 16, 2019

SGA officials have begun drafting the Syllabus, Attendance and Participation Grade Standardization Act. The Act was developed by students concerned about the inconsistencies and ambiguity regarding attendance and participation grades. “There were instances where faculty did not have any points allocated...

SGA is what you make it

SGA is what you make it

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

As a former Student Government Association (SGA) senator and sustainability chair, I know how student initiatives are created. Some of the initiatives I’ve worked on are the UTSA Meditation Room, UTSA Green Fund, Rowdy Global Kitchen, greater food diversity on campus (vegetarian and vegan foods) and...

SGA special election

SGA special election

Joseph Torres

October 9, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is holding a special election for a student body secretary. The election opens at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10. Voting will be held on RowdyLink.

A letter from SGA’s judicial branch

A letter from SGA’s judicial branch

October 2, 2019

The judicial branch is committed to ensuring the success of elections and to maximize the level of student engagement. The sitting justices, while novice, recognize the weight of our duty and responsibility to the student government association and, most importantly, the student body of UTSA. We are...

SGA has two options: reform or be abolished

SGA has two options: reform or be abolished

Liam Quesada

October 2, 2019

I've been organizing on campus long enough to butt heads with the Student Government Association (SGA) on multiple occasions. Many students have been able to get on with their lives as if it doesn't exist, but I've had the pleasure of gaining multiple perspectives on SGA’s ability to function, or lack...