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Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Coffee Shop Column: Berry to Bean

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Just outside the Alamo Heights city limits sign lies a coffee shop tucked between a Chipotle and an IHOP. While this might sound like a place for a busy, mainstream establishment, Berry to Bean remains a hidden gem. A large bay window at the entrance embellishes the aesthetically modern setting of th...

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...

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...

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...

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

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

Graphic by Reagan Baughman

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

Photo by Ethan Gullett

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...