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

Escaping reality with indie rock band STRFKR

Escaping reality with indie rock band STRFKR

Jenna Taylor, Magazine Editor April 16, 2024

  Lighting up the stage of the Aztec Theatre is Portland-based indie rock band STRFKR. Known for their popular songs, “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” and “Kahlil Gibran,” STRFKR...

The film America needs to watch

The film America needs to watch

Ezequiel Pena, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

Alex Garland is no stranger to giving audiences a cinematic experience that makes them question themselves and their surroundings. From poignant existentialism and themes of self-destruction in annihilation...

A hot lead and a hot mess

A hot lead and a hot mess

Laynie Clark, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2024

After the anticipated release of “Road House,” a remake of a beloved 1989 film, fans were excited to see what direction the movie took. With Jake Gyllenhaal as the main lead, there was hope that this...

Album of the week: Alice in Chains’‘Jar of Flies’

Album of the week: Alice in Chains’‘Jar of Flies’

Logan Martinez, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

    At 30 years old, “Jar of Flies” serves as a testament to the greatness of the grunge-band legend, Alice in Chains. Its melodic riffs combine with the band’s eerie themes to...

‘Monkey Man’: Dirty, grim and intense

‘Monkey Man’: Dirty, grim and intense

Ezequiel Pena, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

“Only God can forgive you now.” These words uttered by the protagonist to the main antagonist of “Monkey Man” perfectly sum up the grim atmosphere that is apparent throughout the film’s runtime....

‘Mission Impossible’ from best to worst

‘Mission Impossible’ from best to worst

Marcela Montufar Soria, Multimedia Editor April 9, 2024

Spoiler warning: This article discusses spoilers for the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. Inspired by a TV show from the 1970s, the “Mission: Impossible” (M:I) film franchise follows the adventures...

Revisiting Robert Pattinson’s brilliant performance as Batman

Revisiting Robert Pattinson’s brilliant performance as Batman

Michael Rios, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

    Over the past 60 years, more than a handful of actors have portrayed Batman. Actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and...

A glittering proposal and promises of forever

A glittering proposal and promises of forever

Alessandra Avila, Assistant News Editor April 2, 2024

As our favorite bachelor’s love story ends, we can finally say that Kelsey Anderson took the final rose of season 28. This season came with lots of drama, romance and, of course, exciting news for Anderson...

Monarchs glow art show

Monarchs glow art show

Bria Collins, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

      In the darkness, it began. The lights were dimmed and across the plentiful crowd, vibrant neon necklaces, shining pet ears and glow sticks illuminated the park’s dome...

Top three Marvel movies of all time

Top three Marvel movies of all time

Bela Ross, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for “Black Panther,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Since 2008 when Marvel released its first movie “Iron Man,” they...

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Marcela Montufar Soria, Multimedia Editor April 2, 2024

      Spoiler warning: This article discusses spoilers for “Kung Fu Panda 4.” The Kung Fu Panda films are one of the best-animated film series in the history of cinema....

Monsters mash while humans bore

Monsters mash while humans bore

Ezequiel Pena, Contributor April 2, 2024

      One of the great things about monster films like Godzilla is that they can vary greatly in genre and tone. In many films, the monster is portrayed as a force of nature...

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