The Paisano is a self-supported, student-run weekly newspaper. In more than 30 years of publication, The Paisano has won numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and was a Gold Medalist in 2000.The Paisano is distributed at both UTSA Main and Downtown campuses, as well as several local businesses. More than 31,000 students attend UTSA. The average undergraduate student is 24.5 years old. The average graduate student is 34 years old. The Paisano publishes 7,000 copies every Tuesday, except holidays and exam periods, with a weekly circulation of 20,000.