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Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Local ways to celebrate Black History Month

Local ways to celebrate Black History Month

Laynie Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2024

As February unfolds, the San Antonio and UTSA communities are ablaze with cultural richness and artistic expression as Black History Month is celebrated throughout the city. The communities have banded...

Black-owned businesses to support for Black History Month

Black-owned businesses to support for Black History Month

Haley Aguayo, Assistant News Editor February 20, 2024

San Antonio is a city widely perceived as a Latin city. While its name has Latin roots, many different cultures, such as Black and African cultures, flourish in San Antonio. Between visits to art exhibits,...

Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Haley Aguayo, Assistant Sports Editor February 13, 2024

Feb. 10 was the first day of the Lunar New Year for many Asian cultures worldwide. Each year brings a sense of renewal, a transition from seasons, an opportunity to celebrate with loved ones and recognition...

Indigenous artists to listen to this Native American Heritage Month

Indigenous artists to listen to this Native American Heritage Month

Lauren Hernandez, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 21, 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month, and a great way to honor Indigenous peoples and learn more about their history is through music. Below, we highlight some fantastic musicians to listen to this...

‘Día De Muertos’: The legacy of love and embracing the afterlife

‘Día De Muertos’: The legacy of love and embracing the afterlife

Kelsey Zientek, Contributor November 7, 2023

On Nov. 2nd, San Antonio’s “Día De Muertos,” celebration took place at the Historic Pearl, located downtown. The community of San Antonio gathered for a night of remembrance and festive celebration...

Experience Korea at UTSA

Experience Korea at UTSA

Misty Olawunmi, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

On Nov. 4, the Kimchi Festival hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures took place in the Student Union. Sponsored by the Korean American Association of San Antonio, the Korean...

Remembering loved ones

Remembering loved ones

Lauren Hernandez, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 6, 2023

This past week, UTSA students celebrated their culture and loved ones for Día de los Muertos.  Día de los Muertos, which translates to Day of the Dead, can be traced back to pre-colonial Mexico....

Resistance and Resilience

Resistance and Resilience

Naydine De La Fuente, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

“We were not even supposed to be here, but look at us now,” said Matilde Torres, a member of the Native American Church and a speaker at the Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Brackenridge...

Jazz is more alive than ever: Jazz’SAlive historic 40th anniversary

Jazz is more alive than ever: Jazz’SAlive historic 40th anniversary

Juan Manuel Rocha Gómez, Contributor October 3, 2023

Alamo City danced to the sound of jazz for the historic 40th Anniversary of the Jazz’SAlive music festival. The nationally recognized annual event was hosted by the San Antonio Parks Foundation from...

Vive tu cultura

Vive tu cultura

Naydine De La Fuente, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Sept. 15 kicks off the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a nationwide celebration that properly recognizes and honors the contributions of Hispanics and Latin Americans. With San Antonio having such a...

Non-traditional ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

Non-traditional ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

Jenna Taylor, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The most typical American way to celebrate Thanksgiving is for family and friends to gather for a feast. A traditional Thanksgiving meal includes all the fixings — turkey, stuffing, mac and cheese, green...

Honoring Puerto Ricos’ three cultures

Honoring Puerto Ricos’ three cultures

Camila Martinez Rivera, Photo Editor November 15, 2022

On Nov. 11, 2022, the Sociedad Herencia Puertorriqueña put on the “Tres Culturas, Un Puerto Rico” event. This event’s purpose was to bring together the three cultures that make up Puerto Rico. The...

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