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

A toxic relationship with time (a poem)

A toxic relationship with time (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Time warps and wraps around my body, gripping my neck and catching my breath with reckless cruelty.   Time slides and slithers down my spine, curling its way around...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

I have no clue

Anonymous October 19, 2021

It takes heart to know what your soul desperately needs And it took me a lifetime to find out what my soul wanted to be.  If I was a stronger person I wouldn't have listened to you I would have...

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your month

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

it’s October now the feeling in my fingers is back again point to your body and tell me where you feel it   a visceral embodiment of  I love you but you’re emotionally draining...

VR (a poem)

VR (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor September 28, 2021

This virtual reality  is getting out of hand. We stare into our screens and sink beneath  the waves of existence; through the chaos  and the wonder,  we listen as our hearts  beat...

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We Are Here

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor September 7, 2021

A sound haunts these streets. It echoes, it thrums. The screams of a people who were told to keep mum.   For years they've endured every action, every word. But the voices within...

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They only love you when they’re playing

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2021

after the death of a damaging bond and before they reveal their unsurprising inability to commit it’s carefully engineered by the nuances of chance encounters    it’s gentle or...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets: ‘Gueli’

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

I’m sorry I haven’t called. I swear I hear your voice In my head so often telling me, “Mi hija, cuídate mucho!”   And I have. I take care of the resilient, sarcastic, and anxious...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets: ‘Please Don’t Go.’

Bella Nieto, News Editor February 26, 2021

My throat is dry, making every attempt at words painful. My hair sticks to my wet cheeks; I take slow gulps of air, looking for respite in the soft breeze. In the emptiness of the moment I whisper, "please."   There...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets

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...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets

Leslie Hicks , UTSA History Professor and Paisano Alumna April 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO Dear Dad – Thank you for teaching us how to live through Coronavirus / COVID-19 in 2020. You did not know in the 1970s that you were instructing us, oblivious Baby Boomers that we were. Some...

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Paisano Poets

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

i miss the commutes  the aged buildings,  the daily dance between pedestrians and vehicles because the cobblestone  did not demarcate the street  from the sidewalk. as i passed numerous...

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Paisano Poets

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...

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