Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Texas Rising emphasizes the importance of voting and political participation

Texas Rising emphasizes the importance of voting and political participation

Angie Santos, Assistant News Editos February 15, 2022

“Your vote doesn’t matter if you think it doesn’t matter,” Chris Garana, student leader with Texas Rising, said. Voting is a part of the democratic process, yet of all generations, young people...

Texas primaries for the 2022 general election scheduled for March 1st

Texas primaries for the 2022 general election scheduled for March 1st

Gauri Raje, News Editor January 25, 2022

Texas will be holding its 2022 primary elections on Tuesday, March 1. The primary elections will determine each party’s candidates for the November general elections. Offices that are up for election...

Your vote matters

Your vote matters

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor November 9, 2021

One of the perks of turning 18 is gaining the ability to legally cast your vote.  After the 2020 general elections, when, to my disappointment, I missed the eligibility cutoff by a week, my urge to...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Everything is bigger in Texas-including voter suppression

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 30, 2021

I have issues with a majority of the members of the Texas legislature - they perplex me to say the least. I have issues with the federal legislature too, but that is a separate conversation. In particular,...

A sign with information about where to vote and how long the early voting period will last. UTSA will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting in the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom.

Early Voting is Underway at UTSA Main Campus

Bella Nieto, News Editor April 20, 2021

UTSA is a designated early voting and Election Day voting location for San Antonio's May elections. Registered voters can cast their ballots on Main Campus in the H-E-B Student Union ballrooms. There will...

Graphic by Robyn Castro.

How to vote at UTSA on Election Day

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 30, 2020

On Election Day, this Tuesday, UTSA students can find a polling location right on Main Campus at the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104) between the Convocation Center and the Ximenes Avenue Garage....

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Why 2020 politics became so scary

Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor October 27, 2020

The holidays are meant to spark feelings of joy and comfort, but instead, they cause headaches and discomfort. Of course, there are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the inevitable conversations...

Photo by Robyn Castro

Next Tuesday, your vote counts in way more than one election

Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator October 27, 2020

The debates are over; early voting ends on Friday. I’ve already cast my ballot. Hopefully, many of y’all have as well, whether by mail or in person. After Friday, Election Day is the last opportunity...

A sign with information about where to vote and how long the early voting period will last. UTSA will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting in the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom.

UTSA takes measures for safe early voting on campus, which starts on Oct. 13

Jada Thomas, Contributing Writer October 13, 2020

This year, UTSA is changing the way citizens of San Antonio vote on UTSA’s campus in the middle of a global pandemic. The university has moved voting to the H-E-B Student Union Ballroom, which is bigger...

Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro embrace at Warren’s San Antonio rally. Castro
has endorsed Warren for president since he dropped out of the presidential race several month ago.

Warren campaigns in SA

Breahna Luera, News Editor March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall at Sunset Station on Feb. 27 to promote her campaign before the Texas primaries on March 3. She was joined by former Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro, who suspended...

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

SGA election commission assumes role of empty judicial branch

Josh Peck, News Editor February 4, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on Jan. 30 to create a temporary new election commission in order to promote SGA elections and to increase voter turnout. This commission will temporarily...

Byron Frohnen shot a layup in a game against the University of Alabama
at Birmingham Blazers. Frohnen plays power forward for the UTSA men’s
basketball team.

Byron Frohnen breaks UTSA career records

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor February 4, 2020

Senior forward Byron Frohnen has made UTSA basketball history by breaking two school records in back-to-back games. Frohnen now holds the record for career starts with 123 consecutive starts and the all-time...

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