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Bill proposes statewide holiday

Potential Texas holiday aims to honor Selena Quintanilla Perez.

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 Day” and speaks the effects of having a Tejano holiday. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was...

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,”  SGA Legislative Director Rebecca Conejo said, “We’re going during the 85th Legislature...

Student spotlight: Madison Chilton

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

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 Chilton is an intern to Straus’ policy office. Chilton fields work from the Texas State Capitol and work...

‘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 education.“Marijuana legalization is picking up a lot of steam,” said COLFA Senator Jacob Lo...