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mmm mmmm wtm 5e9C LO P3V7 t. PAiMnO Summer, 1997 Freshman Orientation ^liWJsi 7C(i y;K[wgS7r-(o)[; imm ^%m j^:]mm.mmmni Welcome to the rest of your life or at least the next four (and more probably, five) years Tl he University: it's where you can decide what career you will have as an adult, and it's where you can get away with goofing off for most of the day (until your mid-terms or finals, when you will have to study 40 hours straight to make up forall the goofing off). It's where professors lecture on the Boer War and the hippocampal gyrus, and it's where students can drink beer and get dizzy on the Human Gyro. It's where you develop in directions you want to go and where you change in unexpected ways. The "university experience" can be many things and, if you take advantage of its opportunities, will enrich the rest of your life. Really. Forstudenis new to university life, UTSA's offerings can be both enlivening and mystify ing. UTSA'sdi versity encom¬ passes traditional activities such as Greek Rush Week, and it embraces distinctively untraditional activities such as Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Pride Week. UTSA's classes can teach you skills like accounting and architectural design, and they can teach you new ideas about the CIA or the counterculture of the .sixties Also, UTSA student life lets you sample or indulge in campus politics, art exhibits, concerts, lecture series, intramural sports, prayer meetings, town meetings and almost any activity or issue you want to promote or get involved with, and, if UTSA doesn't have il, you have the opportunity to start it yourself. In your new life as a university student, you can express yourself in ways you may have never been allowed to before. During lectures you can discuss phallic imagery in art, whether the American Dream is valid, or whether marijuana should be legalized. For those embarking on the hazards of leaving home for the first time, you can express yourself by staying awake for two days straight, going to school barefoot, not doing laundry for a month and eating Ramen noodles and cheese from-a-can for weeks. If done right, the university experience at UTSA can be broadening, enlightening and, quite possibly, educational. For this summer orien¬ tation issue, however, we will tell you a little about the Paisano and UTSA. During your orientation, be sure to relax, eat as much free food as you can and enjoy the beginning of your UTSA adventure! «^ pi """^^fc^^^^- ^^^Bfcs»_..^^^iihlwwi»***'i''*^^ ^^^^^^^^^H ijiM«^riiis \PH.ICMK»>-— ¦ .. V- * V .-i We're taking you downtown Athough construction is not fully complete, the UTSA Downtown campus will open for classes for the first time this summer. You can get yourself clubbed at UTSA When college freshmen think of organiza¬ tions on campus, they usually think Greek. During the first week ofthe new semester, the hallways are cluttered with signs and posters advertising Greek rush. But don't think your choices are limited if Greek isn't for you. Greek life is only one facet of student activi¬ ties on campus. Student organizations on campus not only provide social stimulation, but ihey also de¬ velop leadership skills, and enrich the aca¬ demic experience. They offera rare opportu- ¦ nity to meet others with the same interest, to voice opinions and to help other students, thc community and yourself. UTSA offers a vast selection of student organizations. Whether your interest is po¬ litical, cultural, academic, or social, therc are plenty of organizations tr meet any imercst. Among these are those based on cultural interests. These include such clubs as the Chicana/Chicano Student Union, the Muslirh Student A.ssociation, the Black Student Net¬ work, Indian and Thai student associations and the Lambda Alliance. TTiere are many religious councils. These include InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; Baptist, Cathol ic and Methodist student move¬ ments; the University Evangelism Team; and Reshet: The Jewish Student Network. UTSA also houses special interest groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, the Alamo City Actors Guild, Students for the Ethical Treat¬ ment of Animals, the Siudent Spirit Society and the Rotaract Club. For almost every discipline on campus there is a student organization. Whether your field ofstudy is psychology, business, classics, physical therapy or ecology, there is a special interest organization available. Other types of organizations include both College Democrats and Republicans, aikido groups and many more. , For academic interests, there are clubs for honor students, and students interested in cam¬ pus issues can look inlo the Campus Activities Board, the UTSA Ambassadors and College L ife Ofcourse, there are too many organizations to mention here, and the ones above don't even begin to touch on the divcrsiiy and quantity of the studeni organizations at UTSA. But they do give a idea of the opportunities provided for students to get involved. For information on how to get involved, information on a particu¬ lar organization, or a complete listing of all student organizalions, visit the University Cen¬ ter. Studeni Activities Office or call 458-4160. Remember: soup is your friend Remember those high school days? You'd come home from school, care¬ lessly loss your books aside,.and head straight for the kitchen. But once you got to the refrigerator, you would come face-to-face with tuna, soup, bread and peanut butter, upon which you would exclaim, "Mom, there's nothing toeat!" However, having possibly spent your last ten year's worth of allowance on your firsl semester of college text¬ books, these once seemingly inedible space fillers in your parent's pantry may become one of your favorite col¬ lege roommates. Mosl college students learn more about economics and the word "bud¬ get" on their own, rather lhan in the classroom. And many times food is the last to be added to the monthly budget (foi lowing beer, club CO ver fees, and No-Doze). So what do you do with that remaining $10 to $20 you have hopefully reserved for food? Get ajob at Taco Bell so you can get an even better discount on those 59 cent tacos? Buy one steak and nibble on it for a week? Believe il or not, there is a way to survive on a budget. However, it does take creativity and a litlle math¬ ematics. Let's start with the tacos. Two tacos for about a dollar sounds eco¬ nomical,- but the record for straight taco eating is only about a week and a the most popular because they get mushy and stick to the rice better. However, corn and carrots taste good also, or you can buy the mixed vegetables and really treat yourself. If you want a little different flavor and a Most college students learn more about econom¬ ics and the word "budget" on their own, rather than in the classroom. And many times food is the last to be added to the monthly budget (following beer, club cover fees, and No-Doze). half, and it can bc months before you can look al one again. So what do you _ eat then? One traditional college favoijte is rice. It is not only cheap but conve¬ nient. You need only one pot, and if you still haven't bought any dishes, you can plop down on the couch and eat it right out ofthe pot. Plus, rice can be mixed with just about anything, which keeps it interesting for a couple of weeks. First, try mixing in your favorite can vegetable: Green peasou-e thicker consistency, buy a package of those cheap powdered soups that come in a box of five and a variety of flavors. Cook lhe rice following the directions on the box. When the rice is done and the water is almost completely ab¬ sorbed, add the soup. This is very important. There cannot be too much water in the pin or else it will be soggy. It is better to have too little water and have the soup stick to the rice lhan to have too much water. Another varia¬ tion is to sleam vegetables and mix them with the rice and a little parmesan cheese. Next on our list of favorites is the famous baked potato. Ifyou are lucky enough to have a microwave, this is a quick meal. You can put anything on a potato, the most popular being butter, sour cream and cheese. These, how¬ ever, are the most expensive of top¬ pings. Next time, try just adding ketchup—yes, ketchup (Hey, yOu put it on your french fries, right?). You can get a good-sized cheap bottle of ketchup, orjust take a few extra pack¬ ets the next time you're in a fast food place. Tuna is also a grcat topping that is really inexpensive and it makes the meal a lot more filling. Other varia¬ tions are chili, picante sauce, pasta or veggies. These are just .some basic meals that can help stretch your college bud¬ get. However, iftthe above ideas fail and you find yixirself running low on cash, just remember one thing: soup is your friend — especially Top Ramen which sells six for a dollar at your local grocery store. Top 10 excuses for missing class 10.1 was standing in the financial aid line. 9. The financial aid people told me to get in the bursar's line. 8.1 had to feed my Tamagotchi. 7. i was deeply absorised in the latest hard-hitting, investigative Issue of the Paisano. 6. Sleeping at home is more comfortable than sleep¬ ing in a desk. 5.1 had to park at Fiesta Texas. 4.1 was watching the Convo rust. 3.1 was looking for the drive-thru at the new Taco Beil, I mean, Business building. 2. Anaconda! 1.1 was stuck in IHIO traffic for two hours trying to get to the conveniently located Downtown campus.
|Subject||University of Texas at San Antonio--Periodicals.|
|Description||A digital archive of The Paisano, a student operated newspaper at the University of Texas at San Antonio.|
|Publisher||The Paisano Educational Trust|
|Collection||UTSA Student Publications Collection|
|Coverage||United States; Texas; San Antonio;|
|Rights||The Paisano Educational Trust|
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