The Paisano

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...

Texas Rising chapter brings activism and art to UTSA

Texas Rising tabling in front of the McKinney 
Humanities Building. 
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

Alejandro Lopez

February 7, 2018

The UTSA chapter of Texas Rising distributed a series of street art posters, titled the “The Unapologetically Brown Series,” at the Main and Downtown campuses on Feb. 1, depicting current social issues. Texas Rising is a program funded by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, a nonprofit,...


Logo Courtesy of UTSA YDSA

Heather Montoya

January 10, 2018

Last semester, four students involved in the Democratic Socialists of America wanted to start a youth chapter. Soon after, the YDSA chapter of UTSA developed and became a registered organization at the university. The organization holds weekly meetings focusing on political education and discussion of...

Follicles as roots

Graphics courtesy
of Embrace

Kimiya Factory

September 27, 2017

Embrace encourages students to love and respect diversity in hair. In Detroit on February 14, 1965, Malcolm X stated these wise words: ‘you can’t hate the roots of a tree, and not hate the tree. The roots of a tree are the very truth of its being. On Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Embrace will be col...