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SAPD: Abolishing and defunding are not the same

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

Defunding the police is a referendum on American values and should not be confused with abolishing the police. In short, defunding the police can be described as the reallocation or redirection of funding...

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A practical take against police abolition

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor August 28, 2020

As all of us are aware, the questionable actions of police officers sent the country into a storm of protests and riots this summer. This isn’t the first time a reckless killing of a civilian by an...

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Panelists discuss high school African American Studies

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

UTSA hosted a panel of professors, attorneys and activists in the John Peace Library on Feb. 18. They discussed the importance of integrating African American studies into Texas high school curricula. The...

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Chief Lewis addresses Feb. 17 protests

Josh Peck, News Editor February 25, 2020

UTSAPD Chief of Police Gerald Lewis held several informal conversation sessions with students, faculty and staff following the on-campus demonstrations which occurred on Feb. 17 to discuss UTSAPD’s actions...

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Update on student escorted out of classroom

Lauren Donecker November 28, 2018

On Nov. 12, Dr. Anita Moss called the UTSA Police Department (PD) was to escort senior Paige Burgess out of Moss’ human anatomy and physiology class. The student was allegedly scolded for propping her...

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A new wave of safety

Alejandro Lopez September 5, 2018

LiveSafe app available The UTSA Police Department, alongside other departments such as the President’s Office, implemented a new safety app at UTSA called “LiveSafe.” UTSA is the first UT System...

Decreasing defense

Gaige Davila January 10, 2018

Student org. calls for the disarming of campus police   On Dec. 15, Revolutionary Horizon (REVHO), an anarchist organization consisting primarily of UTSA students, drafted a letter to UTSA President...

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UTSA Chief of Police Lewis engages students for a safer campus

Isaac Serna April 26, 2017

A non-specific bomb threat, targeting the John Peace Library, left many UTSA students confused and concerned last Monday and Tuesday when they were instructed to evacuate the building. Among the officers...

Shooting on UTSA Blvd

April 28, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Two men were shot and wounded as their car pulled out of the Avalon Place apartment complex on UTSA Boulevard in the early hours of Sunday, April 26. According...

Sexual assaults, violence remain sparse at UTSA

January 27, 2015

When the president and the vice president of the United States announce that one in five women is sexually assaulted during their college career, people listen. When a Rolling Stone cover story about...

San Antonio blocks calls, texting while behind the wheel

January 20, 2015

Robert Pistocchi/ The Paisano San Antonio ordinance 255, a new distracted driving law which prohibits cell phone use while driving, is effective as of Jan. 1. According to Ordinance...

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