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Organizational life at UTSA amid COVID-19: ‘Finding glimpses of light during these unprecedented times’

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Preston Bigley, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2020

Since the semester started, organizational life at UTSA has been adjusting to the online platform that has overtaken the campus. During a social event organized by Kennedy Bustos, social chair of UTSA’s chapter of Active Minds, an organization dedicated to educating others about mental health, creativity was at a...

A beginner’s guide to plant owning

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Bella Nieto, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2020

It is no secret that 2020 has harvested some pretty traumatic and historical events; from racial injustice to the election, this year certainly has raised some anxiety levels, and adding a socially isolating global pandemic on top of it doesn’t help. In addition to copious amounts of baking and TikTok wa...

Parker McCollum on the inspirations behind his new EP, ‘Hollywood Gold’

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Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

Parker McCollum, otherwise known as the The Limestone Kid, has released a new EP, “Hollywood Gold,” following his top-charted 2017 album “Probably Wrong.” McCollum released the six-track EP, named after a racehorse his grandfather bought, on Oct. 16. Solely as a musician, I think I have grown a lot,...

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Chin chin

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Wisdom Warner, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

Take Me Back Home: A Taste of Nigeria  Recipe Prep: 30 minutes     Cook: 30 minutes     Total:1 hour     Servings: 6  Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon grat...

Paisano Unlaced: Affordable fashion

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Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2020

Welcome to Paisano Unlaced! Self-expression is the cornerstone of the human experience. We shape our identities through how we portray ourselves, and we build connections with fellow humans through self- expression. I tend to gravitate toward expression through sneakers and apparel. Fashion is a way f...

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Cassell family gumbo

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Pamela Hawkins, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2020

Cassell Family Gumbo with Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Total Time: 2 hours Servings:20-30 This recipe can be halved or doubled. Ingredients: Half a stock of celery 4 green onions Half a white onion 1 green bell pepper 1 stick...

Surrounded by Solitude: Pedernales Falls State Park

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John Hamilton, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Though tough to concede, it must be admitted that words will perpetually fail Pedernales Falls State Park. Since my own ineptitude turned me around at the gate several months ago, the draw of this surreal place has stirred my imagination, and what lies beyond the front gates is nothing short of ...

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Chicken fried rice

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Reimi Navarro, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2020

BLOGS, CULTURAL FACTS, AND CUSTOMS: Chicken Fried Rice Origin: There’s no true consensus as to where Fried Rice originated, although many sources have cited that it started in Central Asia during the Han dynasty (202 BC- 220 AD). The dish was known as “muxufan,” since it was made wit...

Q&A: UTSA freshmen on their online college experience

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Saryvette Morales Cadiz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

UTSA freshmen had an unusual start to their college experience. After spending their high school senior year preparing for the biggest transition of their lives, they ultimately began college directly from their laptops at home. Unlike those in previous years, this semester’s freshmen missed out on many...

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Korean egg roll

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Renae Siewert, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2020

BLOGS, CULTURAL FACTS, AND CUSTOMS: Gyeran-Mari (Korean Egg Roll) Origin: There is no known origin for the Korean Egg Roll, or Gyeran-Mari. Literally translated to “Egg Roll,” Gyeran-Mari is conceptually basic, requiring only beaten eggs, vegetables and meat (optional). With the dish bei...

The State Fair of Texas hosts fair food drive-thru

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Kayla Burford, Social Media Director

October 6, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Fair of Texas has found a way to keep the fall spirit alive. The fair food drive-thru experience, held in Dallas, Texas, began on Sept. 25 and will come to an end on Oct. 18. The fairgrounds will be operating Friday through Sunday at three available time ...

Cooking in the Time of COVID: Nutrition tips

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Wisdom Warner, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2020

Welcome back to another edition of Cooking in the Time of COVID. Today we will discuss some nutrition tips to help you gain or lose weight. It is very important during this pandemic to keep track of what we are eating and how much. Proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats and vegetables play a major rol...