The Paisano

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...

Surrounded by Solitude: Boerne Lake

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John Hamilton, Contributing Writer

September 1, 2020

With the pandemic posing challenges to students and the public alike, we are all looking for an escape hatch out of day-to-day life. Living in such a large city, it can seem daunting to find small pockets of stillness and quiet, away from the screens that have consumed our lives in recent months. A g...

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Just outside the Alamo Heights city limits sign lies a coffee shop tucked between a Chipotle and an IHOP. While this might sound like a place for a busy, mainstream establishment, Berry to Bean remains a hidden gem. A large bay window at the entrance embellishes the aesthetically modern setting of th...

Artists of UTSA: Faisal Najjar

Najjar poses with his dog, Mocha. Photo Courtesy of Faisal Najjar

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2020

Faisal Najjar is a third-year biomedical engineering major who began drawing and painting a year ago. He is a firm believer in the power of art and is passionate about showing viewers that they can surprise themselves with their hidden abilities. Najjar often finds himself lost in his own world when draw...

Artist of UTSA: A conversation with SA creative Emmanuelle Maher

Photo Courtesy of Emmanuelle Maher

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

January 21, 2020

Emmanuelle Msenior information systems major with acreated visuals for each section of The Paisano. They use art for a creative outlet, activism ation in the works of science fiction writers Katsuhiro Otomo and Octavia E. Butler, Maher relates to the vulnerability of the main character in Butler...