August 6, 2013//
Meet Sarah Gibbens. The 20-year-old San Antonio native is majoring in English and political science. This fall, she will serve as the news editor for UTSA's student newspaper, The Paisano.
...I work with a great team of really talented writers and I hope to foster that passion for news journalism in everyone else who joins our team.”
– Sarah Gibbens
Last month, Sarah was one of 13 Bexar County recipients to receive a scholarship from a total $25,000 that was awarded by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. Since SAAHJ was established in 1986, it has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to journalism and communication majors from Bexar County.
Gibbens has been writing for The Paisano for three years and has enjoyed the variety of stories she has pursued ranging from politics to arts to sports.
She looks forward to the new responsibilities she will undertake as news editor of the Paisano.
"I want it to have a cohesive mix of student life, UTSA news, and news locally and abroad that is relevant to UTSA students," said Gibbens. "As the news editor, I work with a great team of really talented writers and I hope to foster that passion for news journalism in everyone else who joins our team. "
According to Gibbens, journalists play an important role in purveying truth and are responsible for conveying the heart of a matter to their readers.
The UTSA junior is still trying to decide whether to pursue graduate school or enter the workforce to achieve her goal of being a political correspondent in Washington D.C. or travel the world as a writer for National Geographic.
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