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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

What do we do when our best friend passes away

Chloe Williams

There was nothing that prepared us for that day

Driving to your house the day I got the news

Sorry, I ran a few stop signs on my way

Mother and father were nice enough to answer but speechless to say

How are they supposed to move on

Everything reminds us of you

Life is now gray

How am I supposed to finish when I felt the same

Giving up is easier than starting the next day

Because you have loans to pay

And everything costs an arm and a leg

No therapy no counseling this tragedy cannot be swept away

Only one who listens is my dog who I had to lie in a grave

I do not blame my shortcomings on my friend’s passing

I often self-blame

It has been three years since your passing and I keep counting

As if you’ll come back at the same hour 9:11

We’ll pick back up just like you never left

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Ruben Solis
Ruben Solis, Graphic Artist
Ruben Santiago Solis (He/Him) is a Junior at UTSA Majoring in finance. It is his second year with the Paisano and his first as a staff member. Contributing for graphics comes naturally to him due to his background in design. Before graduating he plans on working for the City of San Antonio’s historical preservation department.  On summer days you can find him on the water with a fishing rod in one hand and a book in the other.
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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