The Paisano

Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan, though. He was here for a counter-rally being held outside Cowboys by anti-socialist conservatives,...

UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

UTSA Protesters, Seriously?

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

I’m ashamed to be associated with the student body of UTSA following the campus protests on Feb. 17. I consider myself to be one of the greatest advocates when it comes to freedom of speech. I’m a veteran with two combat deployments in support of eliminating organizations such as ISIS. Witnessing th...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” She does this with her latest work of nonfiction, as with every book she published, writing...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first meal since her thirteen-hour-long filibuster began. UTSA students laughed when Davis recalled her...

Rockets riddled with injuries

Rockets riddled with injuries

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Houston Rockets currently sit at 28 wins, tied for fifth place in the Western Conference, they are seven and a half games behind first place. The Rockets’ game plan of playing a majority of iso-ball with James Harden and Russell Westbrook at the helm has shown glimpses of success, but the plan...

Got free speech?

Students protest demonstration on campus. Photo by Breahna Luera

Heather Montoya

November 13, 2019

President Taylor Eighmy sent a university-wide email to inform students about Protected Expression on Campus, a new Texas law that went into effect Sept. 1. The state law requires public universities to ensure that their campuses act as traditional public forums, to permit anyone to engage in lawful...

Texas passes nine constitutional amendments

Graphic by Paola Esquivel

Joseph Torres

November 13, 2019

Texas voters were asked to vote on 10 propositions to amend the Texas Constitution on Nov. 5. 19,563,915 total votes were tallied across all 10 propositions. Nine of the proposed amendments were approved with at least 52% of votes. Texas Proposition 1, Allowed to Serve as Multiple Municipal Judges Amendment,...

A ticket to fun and feeling young

Photo by Kayla Buford

Kayla Burford

October 9, 2019

The State Fair of Texas is finally back in action with three weeks of good times and good food. The various activities the fair provides make it a great place to come together with loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime. This event runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, and there is never ...

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Senate Bill 25 affects Texas students

Mina Alaniz

September 24, 2019

Senate Bill 25, a state legislative act, was passed on June 14. The bill aims to make transferring credits from junior colleges to public higher education institutions easier in order to facilitate academic progress and timely graduation of undergraduate students. “In practice, semester credit hours...

UTSA Football NOT in jeopardy

The Roadrunners in the tunnel shortly before running out against Army.Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Alex Hanks

September 18, 2019

After reflecting upon last Saturday’s 31-13 loss to a stacked Army roster, I realized I could fill out this op-ed in one sentence: UTSA football has entered the rebuilding process and is a few parts away from being a competitive program. That is the consensus I have made, and I’m sure many avid fans...

Texas legislature denies funding for campus expansion


Josh Peck

August 27, 2019

The College of Business (COB) is the centerpiece for phase one of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy’s 10-year plan to expand the Downtown Campus. This project was the first legislative priority but UTSA did not receive the $126 million in tuition revenue bonds it proposed to the Texas legislature to fund...

UTSA is ‘two’ safe

Graphic by Emma Reeves

Joseph Torres

August 27, 2019

ASecureLife, a security research company, named UTSA the 2nd safest campus in the state of Texas and the 30th safest campus in the nation. The report, which analyzed campus safety, reviewed criminal activity from 320 college campuses over a 10-year period. They collected data from four-year institutions...