The Paisano

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...

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Kimiya Factory

November 20, 2019

The time has come. Every laugh, every deadline at The Paisano I’ve had for the past two years has come to a bittersweet end. I reflect on my time at UTSA; the sunny days and rainy days. There were moments when I doubted myself as a person and a writer, only to recognize that my rainy days were valuable...

Thank you for reading

Thank you for reading

Editorial Board

August 27, 2019

Dear readers, We are The Paisano independent student newspaper. Our independence makes us unlike any other collegiate student publication in Texas. We are a non-profit. We own our building – The Paisano Media Arts Center. We provide the means to practice journalism at UTSA, as there is no academic...

What it means to be a writer

Editorial staff

August 22, 2017

Being a writer means having a passion for words and the structure of communication. There are many sides to being a writer. There are worlds inside a creative writer’s mind that other people cannot even begin to fathom. On the other side, the technicalities of language are engaging, and the task of...

Did you know?

Samantha Ceballos

June 8, 2017

Mascot Mayhem Rowdy has been UTSA’s mascot since 1977, but he almost wasn’t a roadrunner. The choices for the 1977 vote were an armadillo or a star. The student vote was voided by the Student Representative Assembly, now the Student Government Association, and a roadrunner was thrown into the vote. The ro...

Paisano Garden


May 31, 2017

This past Memorial Day, The Paisano staff planted and beautified the backyard. Check out some of the photos and visit us in the fall to see The Paisano Garden!

UTSA through the years


December 15, 2016

We dug through The Paisano archives and found these retro UTSA photos to invoke some nostalgia. We’ve kept you covered since 1981.

‘Springtime at The Paisano’ playlist

‘Springtime at The Paisano’ playlist

Brayden Boren

April 4, 2016

Springtime has officially arrived, and your fellow writers and editors at the Paisano are feeling all of it: that earthy spring smell, the allergies, the flowers in bloom, the birds chirping in the trees, the allergies. Did we mention the allergies yet? Despite the coughing and sneezing, the Pais...

Raising Tuition on Part Time Students is Counter Productive

January 28, 2014

Last week, while reading The Paisano, it came to my attention that Provost John Frederick was considering implementing a five percent tuition increase for part time students as a means of getting UTSA to rise to “Tier One” status. Any individual who regularly visits the UTSA cam...

Putting Down Roots: The Paisano solidifies plans for a new building

April 30, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano When business mogul and philanthropist Red McCombs thinks of UTSA, he may call to mind the university’s football team, the increasing number of new degree plans, the quest for Tier One status or the expanding physical campus.But he may also think about The ...