Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Governor Abbott calls fourth special session

Governor Abbott calls fourth special session

Allana Llabres, Assistant Social Media Manager November 21, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Texas lawmakers convened for a fourth special session. Gov. Greg Abbott called lawmakers back into session immediately after the previous one had ended, stating, “There is more work...

Push science, not fiction

Push science, not fiction

Jake Mireles, Opinion Editor November 21, 2023

With the onset of the Texas Legislature’s fourth special session called by Governor Greg Abbott, public education has secured itself at the forefront of Texas politics in recent months. While Abbott’s...

Protecting polls or destroying democracy?

Protecting polls or destroying democracy?

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

For as long as the United States government has been around, it has always been a democracy doing the best it can to protect our democratic ways of life. Maintaining equal access to political elections...

Our right to the Texas coast

Our right to the Texas coast

Chloe Williams, Web and Social editor March 21, 2023

In 2009, the 1959 Texas Open Beaches Act (TXOBA) was codified into the Texas Constitution with support from 77% of voters. This act ensures public access to the 367 miles of coastline bordering the Gulf...

Students, staff and faculty pose during UTSA Day at the Capitol.

Students, faculty and staff head to Austin for UTSA Day at the Capitol

Gauri Raje, News Editor March 21, 2023

Last month, students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to visit the Texas Legislature in Austin on the occasion of UTSA Day at the Capitol. “UTSA Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for the...

Potential Texas holiday aims to honor Selena Quintanilla Perez.

Bill proposes statewide holiday

Breahna Luera April 2, 2019

The Texas Legislature has proposed a bill that would make April 16 a statewide holiday celebrating Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Sonya Aleman, Mexican-American studies professor at UTSA, advocates for a “Selena...

SGA heads to state capitol to advance UTSA agenda

SGA heads to state capitol to advance UTSA agenda

Isaac Serna February 15, 2017

The Student Government Association (SGA) went toe-to-toe with the Texas government in Austin during UTSA Day at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 14. “SGA is one of several UTSA organizations going to the capitol,” ...

Sophomore Madison Chilton differs politically from her employer. Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Student spotlight: Madison Chilton

Samuel De Leon January 18, 2017

As the policy makers begin the 85th session of Texas Legislature, one Roadrunner is making moves as an intern for Speaker of the House Joe Straus. Sophomore political science and English major Madison...

‘Legalize marijuana,’ SGA says to Legislature

March 5, 2013

On Feb. 21, UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution calling on the Texas Legislature to legalize marijuana and use the subsequent tax revenue to offset spending cuts made to higher...

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