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Student Government Association allocates $9,000 to support Roadrunner Pantry

A sign in front of the Roadrunner Pantry describes how students can utilize the food pantry. The Student Government Association's $9,000 allocation will allow them to buy items to donate to the pantry in the coming months.
Josh Peck, News Editor September 18, 2020

In their latest general assembly, The Student Government Association (SGA) allocated $9,000 of their nearly $50,000 annual budget to supporting the Roadrunner Pantry. The funds will be used to purchase...

SGA Personal Hygiene Inititative supplies free menstrual products

SGA Personal Hygiene Inititative supplies free menstrual products
Christina Troy, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) Personal Hygiene Initiative, which aims to reduce stigma around menstruation by providing students with free menstrual products, began planning and collecting data...

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.

SGA: They think they can. We hope they can.
Editorial Board March 3, 2020

The newly elected SGA should pursue three principles to establish a better connection with the students they serve and to better manage their organization as a whole: enhance their brand identity, treat...

The state of mental health at UTSA

President Taylor Eighmy addresses an on-campus suicide that occurred in December 2019. Dr. Melissa Hernandez, director of Counseling and Mental Health Services, co-leads the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing.
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...

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...

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Byron Frohnen shot a layup in a game against the University of Alabama
at Birmingham Blazers. Frohnen plays power forward for the UTSA men’s
basketball team.
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...

Student senators approve executive stipends

Graphic by Lindsey Thomas
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...

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...

T-shirt Exchange

Students participate in T-shirt Exchange. Photo by Breahna Luera
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...

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...

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...

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...

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