The Paisano

A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus
Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories
Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after...

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy
Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs,...

Between the Lines: ‘American Dirt’ is American trash

Illustration by Ethan Gullett
Paris Cantu, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt...

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...

Review: Changing Social Discourses

Los Arboles Que Vieron Todo,” by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal
Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor January 28, 2020

On display from Jan. 22- Feb. 21, UTSA’s Main Art Gallery’s latest exhibition “Changing Social Discourses” is an arresting collection of personal, artistic narratives curated by UTSA faculty...

Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history

Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history
Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator January 28, 2020

Songwriter Snoh Aalegra returned with her sophomore album, “Ugh, those feels again,” in August 2019, after debuting her first album, “FEELS,” in October 2017. A nominee for album of the year at...

Planting seeds within our community

Plant-lovers enjoy the tree adoption with friends and loved ones. The
event took place on Jan. 25, 2020.
Jake Striebeck, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

The Historic Pearl blossomed with life for the 2020 Jammin’ Jams Fruit & Nut Tree Adoption on Saturday, Jan. 25. This event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation, the San...

Reteaching history: The civil rights and social justice experience

Photo Courtesy of Kennedi Smith
Kennedi Smith, Contributing Writer January 21, 2020

The Civil Rights and Social Justice Experience was a trip I will never forget. Its goal was to immerse a diverse group of almost 50 UTSA students in the history of the civil rights movement through an...

Sparking change

Photo Courtesy of Joey Asturias
Sofia Garcia, Art & Life Editor January 21, 2020

UTSA alumnus Joey Asturias and his team at the Green Lab have started a movement called #GROW2020 that they hope will change the stigma around cannabis. The Green Lab is a marketing agency that aims to...

Slyvia Plath with the ego of Madonna’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett
Paris Cantu, Staff Wirter January 21, 2020

During the rise of third-wave feminism, Elizabeth Wurtzel provided her unique voice that commanded attention with narcissistic “sad girl” tones. At age 27, Wurtzel published her first book, “Prozac...

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...

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