The Paisano

Students show support for DACA

Students show support for DACA

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal...

New center supports students with foster care background

New center supports students with foster care background

Josh Peck

November 20, 2019

UTSA recently opened the Fostering Education Success Center (FESC) in the Student Union (SU 2.01.05) for students with a history of foster care. The FESC was created in Fall 2019 by the Department of Social Work and the Division of Student Success to give students with foster care backgrounds a space...

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

The Paisano benefits from $800,000 gift

Diane Abdo

November 20, 2019

The Paisano Educational Trust, publisher of The Paisano newspaper and Paisano Plus magazine, has established the Phelan Family Scholarship endowment fund in the memory of James William Phelan and Agnes Cryer Phelan. The Phelans were long-time San Antonio residents dedicated to the support of higher education. The...

Don’t just thank me for my service

Don’t just thank me for my service

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

The first time someone thanked me for my service on Veterans Day, I didn’t know what to say. A deluge of responses filled my mind until one finally rose to the surface: “Thank you for your support.” I’ve spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on whether this was the most appropriate way...

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Kimiya Factory

October 23, 2019

This part is tricky — the part of changing rape culture that means understanding that the people we trust can sometimes hurt us. In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want this week’s column to speak the truth. Violence can easily feel, look and sound like love; how do I...