The Paisano

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets: Greenest Grass

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Managing Editor February 23, 2021

When I asked Mama why some of our family from Mexico didn’t like us, she said it was because we were lucky to live on the greener side of the brown border.   My family didn’t...

The Paisano building was covered in snow after the winter storm.

UTSA students reflect on Winter Storm

Sofia Garcia , Arts & Life Editor February 23, 2021

Last week, a winter storm swept through Texas, leaving many residents without power and running water for days. What everyone thought was going to be a fun snow day turned into a week of agony; people...

How the JPL is handling COVID-19

How the JPL is handling COVID-19

Preston Bigley, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The John Peace Library at UTSA is a vibrant environment that resembles the core values of San Antonio. Specifically, the JPL is known for seamlessly meshing students together from all different backgrounds,...



February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite guy. And, yes, Happy Valentine's Day to Sandy, too. Love, Diane —————————————————————————————————————————— Diane, Thank...

How TikTok is redefining the music industry

Jessica Mclaren, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Have you ever thought about the reason some songs go viral and others don’t? Social media has been a major influencer of fashion, music, food and lifestyle trends in the last couple decades. TikTok,...

San Antonio's Hidden Gems: Merit Coffee

San Antonio’s Hidden Gems: Merit Coffee

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor February 5, 2021

Sitting at the corner of Pond Hill and Northwest Military Highway, Merit Coffee takes pride in serving their guests freshly-roasted coffee with a side of hospitality. Upon entering, you are greeted by...

UTSA Main Art Gallery opens first exhibit of the year: Trauma and Response

Saryvette Morales Cadiz, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 2, 2021

On view from Jan. 21 through Feb. 19, UTSA’s Main Art Gallery’s first exhibition of the year is “Trauma and Response,” a vulnerable collection of art that portrays mental health, cultural identity...

Dating in the midst of a pandemic

Dating in the midst of a pandemic

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor January 30, 2021

The idea of meeting a stranger has always been nerve-racking, but now that we are living through a pandemic, we run the risk of contracting a deadly virus. Before March 2020, we found ourselves meeting...

Photo by John Hamilton

Surrounded by Solitude: Big Bend National Park

John Hamilton , Staff Writer January 26, 2021

A trip to Big Bend National Park is an adventure that stretches far beyond the confines of the park, beginning first wherever the rubber meets the road. Hours spent on I-10 West are wondrous as the highway...

UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

UTSA professor Mary Dixson speaks on COVID-19 vaccine

Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer December 27, 2020

“I know colleagues who have gotten COVID … I know students who are caring for family members with COVID … I know students who have contracted COVID … I know people who’ve lost family members...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Adjusting my attitude

Kaitlyn Rosas , Assistant Multimedia Editor November 25, 2020

By the time I was in middle school, the social networking world was already established  and growing. Social media is often given a bad rap, and I for one have been dismissive about its  popularity,...

Image by Jada Teague

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Grandmas macaroni and cheese

Devyn Waits, Contributing Writer November 25, 2020

Grandma’s Macaroni and Cheese Prep Time: 15 minutes     Cook Time: 45 minutes      Total Time: 1 hour      Servings: 4-6 Ingredients:  8 cups of water 1 16-ounce package of macaroni...

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