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Between the Lines

Between the Lines

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...

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

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...

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Newly 76, Angela Davis has made a heroine of herself through her pioneering of black activism and years of continued activism for women’s rights, human rights and peace. Written and published in the 80s, “Women Culture Politics” is a treatise to the Afro-American female role in political cultur...

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 the Swedish music awards, The Grammis, Aalegra’s latest album comprises songs for a wide variety ...

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Kimiya Factory

November 20, 2019

The time has come. Every laugh, every deadline at The Paisano I’ve had for the past two years has come to a bittersweet end. I reflect on my time at UTSA; the sunny days and rainy days. There were moments when I doubted myself as a person and a writer, only to recognize that my rainy days were valuable...

Between the lines: Essays One by Lydia Davis

Between the lines: Essays One by Lydia Davis

Paris Cantu

November 20, 2019

The first of a two-part series, “Essays One” by Lydia Davis is a dense volume of 502 pages. She pays close attention to the minute details of literature, language and art. The pieces date back to the 1970s, with the most recent one from 2017. The essays range from a page and a half dedicated to a...

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Between the Lines: Women on Women

Paris Cantu

November 13, 2019

Beginning in the Jazz Age, Vanity Fair set the groundwork for a publication that would reign over the world of entertainment for a century. Their latest venture in anthologies, “Women on Women,” is an example of the power of femininity, through the pen of a female writer. “Women on Women” is...

Big Sis Advice: Owe You One

Big Sis Advice: Owe You One

Kimiya Factory

November 6, 2019

Fun fact: the game of debate and argumentation is the ex-girlfriend I just couldn’t break up with. Debate is that thing that I can’t shut up about on first dates and a discipline that challenges me to be better. The UTSA Debate Team has been the home I came back to over the past three years of college....

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Paris Cantu

November 6, 2019

“Catch and Kill” is a ruinous account of powerful men and the toxic system that has protected them and prolonged coverup culture for decades. During his two-year investigation involving more than 200 sources, Ronan Farrow uncovered subplots of espionage, the dangerous culture of nondisclosure agreements,...

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Kimiya Factory

October 23, 2019

This part is tricky — the part of changing rape culture that means understanding that the people we trust can sometimes hurt us. In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want this week’s column to speak the truth. Violence can easily feel, look and sound like love; how do I...

Big Sis Advice: Self-awareness

Big Sis Advice: Self-awareness

Kimiya Factory

October 16, 2019

Lately, I’ve been practicing a motivational tool I overheard at a conference — self-awareness. Before I grasped what self-awareness was, I used to think it meant holding myself accountable when I’d go back for the second row of Oreos in the pantry. Awareness of self means doing multiple jobs...

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

Alamo city appetites: Café Azteca

Tally Dillbert

October 9, 2019

In search of authentic Mexican coffee? Make a quick stop at Café Azteca. This quirky coffee shop is located downtown at 1409 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205. The owner, Tyler Ybarra, started his business when he was a student at Texas State University in San Marcos. At the coffee shop, you ca...