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

‘Snail Society’ pop-up shop

‘Snail Society’ pop-up shop

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web and Social Editor October 18, 2022

San Antonio has a thriving local music scene full of genres such as country, metal, indie and most importantly, punk. As a genre, punk rock is described as an overt, loud, political and DIY culture. Snail...

A place to heal and feel

A place to heal and feel

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor October 11, 2022

After discovering her deep attraction for raw crystals at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Heidi Maguire began her journey toward owning her own artisan gem and stone shop. From jewelry and...

‘Hogwild Records’

‘Hogwild Records’

Guissel Mora, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

As San Antonio grows exponentially, we see many new hangout spots and intriguing businesses developing. Something that sets Alamo City apart is the great local businesses, like Hogwild Records, that have...

‘Beauty Haus SA’

‘Beauty Haus SA’

Chloe Williams, Web and Social Editor September 27, 2022

Opening last August in Saint Paul’s Square, Beauty Haus SA transforms the typical salon experience and provides an aesthetic venue for expression, creativity and inclusivity. Beauty Haus, unlike...

Anywhere and ‘Nowhere’ all at once

Anywhere and ‘Nowhere’ all at once

Laynie Clark, Managing Editor September 27, 2022

Finding relief and escapism through books is nothing new, but having an actual place to escape is much more satisfying. Located at 5154 Broadway, Nowhere Bookshop is a place filled with comfort and...

Tap into your spiritual side

Tap into your spiritual side

Jenna Taylor, Contributing Writer September 20, 2022

Breathe is a spiritual gift shop that provides customers with crystals, sage, dreamcatchers and other spiritual tools that aid in their customers’ spiritual journeys. The owner of Breathe, Jena Turner,...

With ink and inclusivity

With ink and inclusivity

Laynie Clark, Managing & Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Barbershops evoke a nostalgic sense of place, with decor reminiscent of the 1960s and retro memorabilia, but Prospect Parlor is flipping that stereotype. With ink and inclusivity, this barbershop stands...

Hair is the cost

Hair is the cost

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

Seventwenty Collective, located approximately 15 minutes from UTSA, is a salon where individuals can go for a temporary new hairstyle or to completely reinvent their look. In a business complex off of...

SA Gems: Tuxedo Cat’s Coffee

SA Gems: Tuxedo Cat’s Coffee

Jessica McLaren, Assistant News Editor September 6, 2022

Looking to switch up your Saturday study sesh spot? Tuxedo Cat’s Coffee stands out from the rest as your ideal pick this fall semester as it is located within the Palm Buddha Plant Nursery, a garden...

SA Gems: Vice Versa Coffee & Records

SA Gems: Vice Versa Coffee & Records

Chloe Williams, Web and Social Editor August 30, 2022

With the fall semester in full swing, the need for reliable and enjoyable study locations is a necessity. Opened just two months ago in Saint Paul Square by the Alamodome, Vice Versa Coffee & Vinyl...

Inside of Olmos Perk

SA Gems: Olmos Perk

Guissel Mora, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Olmos Perk has been up and running for 18 years now, but has been under the care of owners Erin and Tres Eaton for the past five years. This self-proclaimed neighborhood coffee shop stands out because...

SA Gems: The Cracked Mug Coffee House

SA Gems: The Cracked Mug Coffee House

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2022

Nestled in the middle of the Shops at Old Town Helotes is a local gem called The Cracked Mug Coffee House. With its cozy ambiance, refreshing greenery and diverse menu, The Cracked Mug is the perfect study...

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