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MSA host poetry slam and open mic

MSA host poetry slam and open mic

Maha Qadri

February 20, 2019

The Lone Star Council (LSC) of Texas seeks to unite Muslim Student Associations (MSA) across Texas by hosting various state-wide events throughout the year. Last week, LSC debuted their first annual Poetry Slam, which was held on the UTSA campus. The event featured two rounds of competitive slamming...

Unauthorized poster promotes division in university community

This poster was found taped on the enterance of the GSR building.
ICE confirmed the posters were not posted by their agency. File Photo/The Paisano

Heather Montoya

November 29, 2017

A poster instructing people to “Keep employers accountable. Put American workers and lives first. Report illegal activity,” was taped on the UTSA Graduate School and Research Building (GSR) entrance in November. The paper included an official phone number and web address for the U.S. Immigration...

Growing together: UTSA Green Society furthers community garden initiative

The Green Society poses with the community garden. Photo Courtesy of The Green Society

Elaina Suarez

September 20, 2017

Volunteers collected the first harvest from the UTSA community garden in March of 2017. After the successful planting, the community garden began its fall harvest to continue the project. Volunteers are planting seeds and maintaining the garden beds to keep the project going. The Green Society, with help from t...

New furniture installed in Sombrilla Plaza

Taylor Zamora, The Paisano.

Carlos Hughes

September 13, 2017

Over the summer, the wooden furniture that had been in the Sombrilla for decades was replaced with brand new aluminum furniture with poly-teak wooden finish. The former furniture was installed in the 1980s, being refurbished and replaced in 2002 and 2005. The Sombrilla Plaza is one of the most popul...

Siesta time

bean bag chairs in the UC

Natalia Brookens

September 1, 2017

There’s a common list of important aspects of college life: grades, a social life, coffee and (above all else) napping. Napping becomes important when all the late night study sessions start to add up and the hours of sleep a student receives becomes increasingly smaller. Sometimes there aren’t enou...

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...

Fire alarm irks Chisholm residents

Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Taiwo Adepoju

February 23, 2017

“This was in the evening. It was a close call. I had just gotten out of the shower when the alarm went off,” said Cody Rivas, computer science sophomore  major, about one of his experiences with Chisholm Hall’s fire alarms, which go off at odd inopportune times. “One time,  an alarm went ...

Rowdy Renovations: Library undergoes construction

Yellow tape and construction cones mark inaccesible areas on the
third floor of the John Peace Library. Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Danielle Throneberry

January 18, 2017

Over the next year, students will notice big changes in the John Peace Library. A series of fire safety renovations are being made as part of “The Fire Life Safety Project” in order to guarantee the library is up-to-date with regulations. Students will see brand new glass magnetic doors installed ...

College of Business to offer Master of Science program

College of Business to offer Master of Science program

Johnee Jasso

April 20, 2016

The M.S. in Business is a 12-month, full-time program designed to offer qualified undergraduates with non-business backgrounds or degrees an intensive business education at the graduate level. The program will be offered once a year in the summer, beginning summer 2016.  Director of M.S Business Dr. Daniel Davied s...

Skateboards, yes; hoverboards, no

Lyanne Rodriguez

March 22, 2016

UTSA’s policy on skateboards aims to promote the overall safety of students by preventing accidents on campus. Although skateboarders can collide with pedestrians and cars on campus, such incidents have been isolated, according to UTSA PD. UTSA’s policy states that skateboards are prohibited on...