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UTSA begins Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

UTSA begins Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

Breahna Luera, News Editor

September 18, 2020

UTSA has begun its celebration of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration will be from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and will include events such as racial justice book clubs, a university relations speaker series and a symposium on the effects of COVID-19 on the Texas Latino population. The th...

Two students die from COVID-19

Two students die from COVID-19

Breahna Luera, News Editor

September 1, 2020

Two UTSA Roadrunners, Raymond Shappa and Rudy Stephen Valenzuela, died, aged 50 and 32 years old respectively, this summer after contracting COVID-19. Shappa, an information systems major, died on Aug. 13. Valenzuela, who was supposed to attend his first semester at UTSA as an economics major this seme...

Effective Activism


Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA’s Main Campus is no stranger to controversy. Our student body is outspoken and opinionated, and that is amazing; all young people should have a voice, and I am glad to attend a school where a lot of my peers share the same opinions and passions I do. Because I know we all want to see this community...

Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Reforming FAFSA and expanding opportunity

Lloyd Doggett

November 13, 2019

As midterms close out and finals approach, paying for college and avoiding student debt loom larger for many Roadrunners than even the most challenging coursework. Fortunately, some federal student financial assistance is free — but you have to ask for it first. And the paperwork needed to make that...

Stop glorifying “busyness”

Illustration by Amber Chin

Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Some students often unnecessarily describe themselves as busy to the point of it encompassing their personality. Seemingly never-ending to-do lists, overwhelming course loads and struggling to maintain an active social life can be very trying on one’s mental health and general well-being. Despite your...

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Two Sides: Mental Health Podcast

Kat Joseph

October 9, 2019

Perla and Edysa go deep on mental health issues in the premiere episode of the Two Sides podcast.   Hosts- Perla Godoy, Edysa Vazquez Audio and Video- Maha Qadri Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Interim Co-Multimedia Editor- Jose Chapa Co-Assistant Mult...

UTSA’s 50th Anniversary Party

Kat Joseph

June 8, 2019

  UTSA threw a cupcake party for students, faculty and staff on its 50th anniversary.   Videographer- Kat Joseph Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph   Check out other videos from The Paisano. Subscribe to keep up with news, UTSA student polls, local ...

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Harrison Westphall

April 16, 2019

The 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the UTSA Main Campus opened March 20 and concluded April 12. The exhibition featured 48 artists across various mediums—video, sculpture, painting and tapestry—and was judged by Bill Fitzgibbons. The pieces showcased many facets of emotion such as the loss...

Meet Jade

Meet Jade

Enrique Bonilla

March 7, 2017

"The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy,” read a sincere and simple statement on the cover of the Jan. 2017 issue of National Geographic. Avery Jackson, the 9-year-old girl quoted on the cover, is transgender. Jackson belongs to a part of the LGBTQ+ community on ...

UTSA brings Fiesta to the Sombrilla

April 21, 2015

Liz Moreno, The Paisano The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted its 38th annual Fiesta UTSA this past Friday, and to say that things got a little rowdy would be putting it lightly. Fiesta UTSA is a time to celebrate the city’s rich and diverse cultures under one roof ...

Part-time barista, full-time student Roberto Guerra talks balancing school, work, social life

February 24, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano As college students, we face a constant battle of juggling school and work –while trying to keep up with our social lives. “Only pick two,” our consciences whisper, realizing there are only 24 hours in a day. However, there are ways to balance your schedul...