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Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 25, 2020

Born Bashar Barakah Jackson, the Brooklynite rapper Pop Smoke was gunned down on Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, in his Hollywood Hills home days after he released his sophomore mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2.” Only 20 years old, the “Dior” rapper had released two mixtapes in total, “Meet the Woo”...

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Ryan Houston-Dial and Kayla Burford

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, hundreds lined up outside San Antonio’s The Aztec Theatre to witness Key Glock and Young Dolph’s sold out “No Rules” tour. The line wrapped around the theater and excitement spread throughout the crowd. Most of the concert-goers made it inside the venue by 8 p.m., and the...

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Thirty-six years have come and gone since Audre Lorde, a self-proclaimed “black lesbian feminist warrior poet,” graced us with her prose in “Sister Outsider,” a 1984 collection of essays and speeches which carried her fluidity into our generation. In an essay titled “The Transformation of...

Movie Review: Parasite

Movie Review: Parasite

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 25, 2020

*Spoiler Alert* “Parasite,” directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, is a cinematic masterpiece that has paved the path for foreign films in American theaters. After winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bong accepted his award by stating, “Once you overcome...

A conversation with Shea Serrano

A conversation with Shea Serrano

Ana Lorant and Christina Troy

February 25, 2020

Three-time New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano visited UTSA on Feb. 18 to share his thoughts on writing, white-washing in the publishing industry and more. The Honors College hosted the event as a part of their “A Conversation With … ” series. Serrano was raised in San Antonio ...

Paisano Poets

Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre pesa mas de lo que pensamos — until they remember to ask about the nationality of our grandparents, as...

Paisano Poets

Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m not lonely I’m alone I’m searching for the answer to a question I’m afraid of my...

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” She does this with her latest work of nonfiction, as with every book she published, writing...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first meal since her thirteen-hour-long filibuster began. UTSA students laughed when Davis recalled her...

Album of the week: Changes

Album of the week: Changes

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 18, 2020

Though the controversial reviews of his resurgent single, “Yummy,” were proudly exhibited on the internet, Bieber’s Valentine’s Day album release did not disappoint. The 17-track, hour-long album “Changes” was released after a three-year hiatus in which Bieber focused on his mental health an...

The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 18, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted one of their four nationwide Election 2020: U.S. Foreign Policy Forums in the Retama at UTSA on Feb. 12. The forum’s four panelists highlighted foreign policy topics to watch out for in today’s world and reasons voters should keep foreign policy in mind when...

Between the Lines: Girl, Woman, Other

Between the Lines: Girl, Woman, Other

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“Girl, Woman, Other” is a modern, genius storytelling whose twelve chapters review the lives of twelve women. Bernadine Evaristo tells the story of girls and women who struggle and grapple with racism and sexism in a white, male-dominated Britain. Evaristo was awarded the 2019 Booker prize for thi...