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UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

UTSA faculty member, student both test positive for COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 28, 2020

According to a statement from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy, a student and faculty member have tested positive for COVID-19 after their separate international travels. They became symptomatic after returning to the U.S. during a period of self-isolation. Because of privacy laws, UTSA is not releasi...

A Tribute to Stan Lee

A Tribute to Stan Lee

Brandon Armstead, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

Graphic by Gage Skidmore

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Alejandro Lopez, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2020

Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio’s African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations...

A New Kind of Superhero

A New Kind of Superhero

Carlos Prado, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

When you think of Aquaman, what image comes to your mind? You might imagine that he looks like the traditional superhero: tall, thin and blonde with a bright orange one-piece suit. Now, what if I told you Aquaman has long, black, wavy hair, a body reminiscent of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s and...

5 tips to succeed in online classes

5 tips to succeed in online classes

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2020

Have a designated work area. Many of you had your residency uprooted and were forced to move back in with family at a moment's notice. The area where you spent most of your time studying has ceased to exist, and you will now be doing 100% of your coursework in a different setting. If you a...

UTSA Steel Bridge Team takes first place in regional competition

UTSA Steel Bridge Team takes first place in regional competition

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 23, 2020

The UTSA Steel Bridge Team placed first overall at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Regional Steel Bridge Competition on March 8 in Arlington. The team is made up of a group of UTSA civil engineering majors who use their machine shop skills, structural engineering skills and other te...

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

President Eighmy updates the UTSA community on the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 17, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an email with an update on COVID-19’s effects on the UTSA community. The email stated that virtual instruction will last through the end of the spring semester, Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed and all able students who live...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Keep track of coronavirus updates from UTSA administration members

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 16, 2020

For the most up-to-date information, visit UTSA’s coronavirus information page.   March 23 Update from UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy On March 23, President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent an email to students updating them on how UTSA will adjust its operations after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelso...

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

UTSA extends spring break and moves classes online due to coronavirus pandemic

Breahna Luera and Josh Peck

March 12, 2020

On March 11, President Taylor Eighmy announced to the UTSA community via email that the university will extend spring break through the week of March 16. As a result, the university will move classes online starting March 23 through at least April 13 in light of growing concern about the spread of COV...

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015. Presented by the African American Studies Program and the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Se...

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

UTSA cuts Italy study abroad short over coronavirus

Josh Peck, News Editor

March 4, 2020

UTSA is recalling all 70 students, faculty and staff from study abroad programs in Italy, according to an email to students from President Dr. Taylor Eighmy on March 2. In another email sent to students on behalf of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Senior International Officer Dr. Lisa Montoya on Feb. ...