The Paisano

Between the Lines: ‘She Said’ by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story on Oct. 5, 2017, causing the #MeToo movement to surge. The investigative duo published “She Said,” a timeline chronicle of their investigative reporting into the Weinstein harassment story. What they uncovered fueled a mass...

Movie Review: ‘The Photograph’

Movie Review: 'The Photograph'

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Bree Newsome shares her experiences with social activism.
The event was held in the Denman Ballroom.

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015. Presented by the African American Studies Program and the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Se...

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

March 4, 2020

With her album “3:33am” being nominated for Best Engineered Album at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards in 2018 only two years after debuting her first single, “S P A C E,” on Soundcloud, Amber Mark is capturing the ears of music fans all around the nation. The “Monsoon” singer released her first album...

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

Key Glock and Young Dolph take the stage at The Aztec Theater. Photos by Raekwon Campbell

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: ‘Sister Outsider’ by Audre Lorde

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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

Illustration by Alex Hanks

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

Illustration by Alex Hanks

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

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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...