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


(arts) underrated march (courtesy photos)


Overrated: “Let It Go” from Frozen

The show tune sung by Broadway’s Idina Menzel deserves its 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song but you can’t go near a group of children without having to hear the song being played off of iTunes. “Let It Go” shows that Disney songs are moving from the fun and quirky “Hakuna Matata” performances to an emulation of current pop sounds. Disney seemed to trial this incorporation of current culture in 1998 with Mulan’s “Reflection” sung by Christina Aguilera. However, “Let It Go” is appealing to adult audiences as well with a new dance club remix by Dave Audé. Soon, you’ll be singing along to “the cold never bothered me anyway.”

Underrated: Aladdin on Broadway

Blu-Ray isn’t the only way for audiences to get a reboot of their favorite Disney movie. Following the success of the staged production of “The Lion King,” Aladdin is now on Broadway. Fans will be able to sing along to “A Whole New World,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Friend Like Me.” The show has gained mixed but generally favorable reviews with great commendation for James Monroe Iglehart as Genie.


Overrated: Kim, Kanye and Khloe

You may have been wondering: “What is Khloe doing on the cover of Cosmopolitan?” However, Kim and Kanye’s cover for Vogue magazine demanded a far more immediate answer. Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour defends the cover in her editor’s letter because the magazine “feature[s] those who define the culture at any given moment.” However, what many are wondering (including Sarah Michelle Gellar on Twitter) is how are the Kardashians still relevant to society?

Underrated: Kancellation?

The ambush of Kardashians on the cover of various magazines came with some hopeful news: the cancellation of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Although the news was featured on the cover of the not-so-reliable Star Magazine, we all hoped the news would be true. Kim took no time at all however to squash the rumors on her Twitter page: “Can’t wait to film season 10 soon!” We can only hope the end will come one day for the show.


Overrated: Winter

Even with SA’s confusing changes from sunny to rainy these days, it’s time to stow away those winter clothes in the garage. 2013-2014 winter trends included chunky sweater dresses, statement coats, knee-high boots, all black ensembles and leather detailing. However, with spring coming to SA, it’s time to bring color and softer fabrics to the wardrobe.

Underrated: Bringing the 90s back

After having 70s and 80s featured in various seasons as “classic” trends, the 90s is finally being recognized for its floral prints, skater skirts and crop tops. Although florals have always been an important staple in spring wear, this spring we will see the pattern in new cuts that are reminiscent of Cher Horowitz of “Clueless.”


Overrated: Ombre done badly

Surprisingly, the ombre trend has lasted more than a year, and it allows women to get more color in their hair without committing to a full dye job. Ombre is also supposed to be an easier process in the salon than highlights. However, if not done well, ombre can make hair look over-processed and leave tips fried. Or just leave hair looking crazy like Christina Aguilera’s blonde to purple to hot pink locks.

Underrated: eSalon

eSalon provides affordable, individualized color treatments at home. Individualized hair colors are developed by expert colorists and delivered to your home with easy-to-use instructions. What’s more exciting is that while hair salons charge $80+ for this kind of service, eSalon only charges $19.95. That makes eSalon the perfect salon to fit your needs with the fact that cheap, boxed drugstore colors can’t be individualized to your style.

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