The Paisano

Loading: Google Fiber, San Antonio’s better, faster Internet

August 17, 2015

Photo Credit: Google Fiber After years of waiting, San Antonio will finally join the list of cities to have gigabit Internet connection. Five years since the original application, the announcement of Google Fiber’s arrival to the Alamo City came Wednesday, August 5, from Mayor Ivy R. Taylor....

I’ll just sit here

August 17, 2015

Chistopher Breakell

Freshman Week Woes

August 17, 2015

Once freshmen year of college starts, everything changes. After spending four long years in high school, working your way up — and spending senior year at the top of the mountain— what you did in high school no longer matters. Who you were and whether or not you were in the popular crowd is irrelev...

Dare to study abroad: A student’s journey across Asia

August 17, 2015

Robert Avila, The Paisano This summer I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in UTSA’s three week semester immersion program at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Kyoto, Japan. I spent almost a month studying, sightseeing, and experiencing what it’s like to live in an ...

Inexpensive evenings for classy dates

August 17, 2015

College students have a tight budget, tight enough to be on the hunt for frugal dates or free events to attend on the weekend. To facilitate things a bit, here are a few events to keep in mind as you make plans with friends or significant other. Play Tourist: When out of options, consider being...

A taco transition

August 17, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Taco Taco For many UTSA students that get their nourishment from the variety of places offered across Main Campus, Taco Cabana has become a staple of their weekly college diet. Cheap, familiar and quick fuel for the day, the lines for the Tex-Mex chain showed no sign...

Phelps dominates Phillips 66 Nationals

August 17, 2015

Shabazz I. Dawkins, The Paisano Michael Phelps, the most highly decorated Olympian in history, added another feat to his monumental career on Friday, August 7: he clocked the fastest 200-meter butterfly time in the world in 2015 during The Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio, Texas....

UTSA hosts first media day of the season

August 17, 2015

The UTSA football team begins their 2015-16 season in just over three weeks at Arizona on September 3. After taking time off for the summer break, the team recently reconvened to start preparing for the tough schedule ahead. After having their first intra-squad scrimmage of the fall, the team took o...

Bill could finance new science building at UTSA, alleviate aging labs and classrooms

April 21, 2015

Marcus Connely, the Paisano On April 9, The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 100, which would authorize funding for construction projects on college campuses across Texas. Authored by John Zerwas, R-Richmond, HB 100 seeks to approve over $3 billion in tuition rev...

UTSA lagging behind other emerging tier one universities in research spending

April 21, 2015

Marcus Connnolly, The Paisano As UTSA continues its unabashed push for Tier One, many of the achievements go unnoticed by the student body. Although much of the emphasis of tier one universities is to recruit and retain high quality students and faculty, there is just as much of a dri...

Bills seek to tie college tuition to inflation

April 21, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Public universities in Texas might not have the power to control increases in their tuition costs much longer. If passed, Senate Bill 778 (SB 778) will require all public universities in Texas to meet certain criteria before increasing tuition costs. Filed by Se...

Texas could see increase in minimum wage

April 21, 2015

State Reps. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, have proposed Texas’ minimum wage be increased to $10.10 an hour. Fischer has also proposed a constitutional amendment concerning the federal minimum wage. Several national protests, such as in the District of C...