The Paisano

A king’s goodbye

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

The passing of Chadwick Boseman on August 28 came as a gut-wrenching shock to fans all over the world. No one but those closest to him had any idea of the battle he had been fighting since 2016. Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer that year, but he persevered and continued to act in films s...

Welcome to the Nike SB Dunk renaissance

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2020

When you reflect on the evolution of fashion, the rise of sneaker culture tends to be one of the first of the many facets of the industry that comes to mind. Over the years, outfits slowly shifted from being built from the top down to the bottom up. While it is evident that Michael Jordan ignited the passion a...

Paisano Poets

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Managing Editor

September 1, 2020

  hindsight   i lost it on a tuesday night. it, i thought, being my hair tie or one of the dozens of lip balms I misplace everyday. it could have been the jokes you sometimes laughed at, or the smiles i snuck every time we shared a similar thought. i thought i might have lost the indepe...

Surrounded by Solitude: Boerne Lake

Photo courtesy of John Hamilton

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...

UTSA professor first subject in COVID-19 vaccination trial: ‘I get to be a part of the solution’

Photo courtesy of Mary Dixson

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2020

Mary Dixson is not afraid to be singled out. When thousands of lives are on the line, she believes there is no better time to step up and be an advocate for those unable to use their voice. Although she does not know what will come after her decision, Dixson found herself ready to take on any challenge ...

Film Review: ‘Midnight Special’

Illustration by Triston Simpson

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer

August 28, 2020

“Midnight Special,” directed by Jeff Nichols, is an homage to the fleeting American South, accomplished by incorporating imagery such as roadside motels, empty back country roads and small town life, similar to that depicted in films such as “Close Encounters,” “E.T.” and “Starman.” N...

I dare you

Illustration by Triston Simpson

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

Dear Racists, I dare you to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk.” I dare you to watch the Black characters in this film compare the white man to the devil. I dare you to watch the Black men in this film, who are adorned with respect and honor. I dare you to watch the Black women in this film, w...

Film Review: ‘Selma’

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the steps of the Alabama state capitol of Montgomery. They marched for four days all the way from Selma, Alabama — a 54-mile hike — to protest racial voting inequality. It was their third attempt to do so after being thwarted violent...

Film Review: ‘A Ghost Story’

Illustration by Robyn Castro

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

“A Ghost Story” is a metaphysical study of loss, grief and the passing of time. Written and directed by David Lowery, the film chronicles a white-sheeted ghost’s journey back home in an attempt to reconnect with his grieving wife. This hidden gem, an A24 production released in 2017, is a slow, su...

Q&A with rising San Antonio artist James Inman

James Inman, “My Eyes Are Down Here,” acrylic on canvas, 2019

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

May 27, 2020

James Inman is a junior business marketing major who grew up making art of different media with his mother. Taking art classes since sixth grade, James eventually found himself gravitating toward acrylic paint. James participated in a Q&A about his life as an artist at UTSA.  Q: If you could d...

Why yoga is good for the soul

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Living amid a pandemic has been difficult to say the least. Among rising unemployment, indefinite uncertainty and health concerns, many people, myself included, are struggling with ways to positively maintain their mental health. There are only so many movies and TV shows to binge on streaming services,...

Film review: ‘Columbus’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Mason Hickok, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2020

“Columbus” is a 2017 independent drama that marked the film debut of writer and director Kogonada, a successful video essayist and cinema student. The film stars Haley Jo Richardson and John Cho as Kasey and Jin, respectively. The premise brings Jin, a Korean-born man, back to the town of Columbus,...