The Paisano

Padre: a flesh eating spring break

Alex Hanks

March 6, 2019

Fellow Roadrunners, chlamydia is in the air and spring break 2019 is almost in motion. After a chaotic first semester, many of us will be sleeping, but many of you will also be heading over to the crowned jewel of spring break culture: South Padre Island. Below are a few reasons Padre may be the ri...

Spring break like a ‘Runner

Editorial staff

March 7, 2018

Students will leave their university behind during spring break, but they will still have an opportunity to represent the ‘Runners with the same character we strive for on campus. The general public has a low opinion of spring breakers; coverage of the mess and trouble that many students leave on bea...

Breakin’ the beach

Breakin’ the beach

Samantha Ceballos

March 28, 2017

Spring break has zoomed past us. We now inch closer to the end of the semester as we excitedly plan our next wild party or plan our next crazy vacation. Rarely does a college student think about the destruction and hazards they left behind in their spring break vacation spot. South Padre Island (SPI), the college...

Spring break scam

Spring break scam

Danielle Throneberry

February 23, 2017

It’s that time of the year again! Students are making plans for Spring Break and that means booking the perfect place to stay, but only if it exists! According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) vacationers should be aware of a common scam involving fabricated Airbnb-style rental listings. Scammers are n...

What NOT to do on spring break

March 9, 2014

10 Don't get lost in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire and get swept up into the Annual Transylvanian Convention 9 Don't fight a girl's "seven evil exes" for a chance to date her. Even if her hair is pretty cool. 8 Don't fall in love with a stowaway aboard a ship and promise to never let...

SXSW 2014 event guide

March 4, 2014

Daryl Smith South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) is back in Austin. Musicians, ranging from country to pop and R&B, will be performing March 11-16. Actors and directors will be presenting and discussing their films March 7-15. Here are some previews for music, film and in...