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

Feed your body, feed your soul

Feed your body, feed your soul

Joanna Paje, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

If you could, for just a moment, imagine the life of a wild animal. This can be any wild animal of your choice—it could be a bear, a lion, a wolf—anything your beautiful mind can think of. Now, think...

In person, out of touch

In person, out of touch

Areebah Bharmal, Contributing Writer September 21, 2021

While the Texas government, specifically Gov. Greg Abbott, may have removed all COVID-19 related precautions and seems to be actively working to prevent public organizations from mandating masks and vaccines,...

A message in a bottle

A message in a bottle

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2021

I started taking antidepressants during my freshman year of college. I felt trapped inside my head and ridiculed by my own conscience. Now a senior, I am unapologetically open about my relationship with...

Getting vaccinated is our patriotic duty

Getting vaccinated is our patriotic duty

Javier Tije, Contributing Writer September 21, 2021

Being a citizen of a nation comes with numerous benefits. Specifically in the case of the United States, we have the privileges of laws such as the Bill of Rights, which guarantees us some freedoms from...

The people we put on pedestals

The people we put on pedestals

Sanne Peek, Contributing Writer September 14, 2021

Why do we feel so connected to celebrities? Considering a majority of fans have never met the people they idolize, the question seems valid. The most contact many fans get is to be a number in their favorite...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Voter suppression is alive and well

Areebah Bharmal, Contributing Writer September 14, 2021

Despite efforts by Texas Democrats, Senate Bill 1, which tightens Texas’ already stringent voter laws, was passed and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 7. This law targets minorities and those...

Enough with good intentions

Enough with good intentions

Analisa Sulaica, Social Media Editor September 14, 2021

On Aug. 9, we were notified by President Taylor Eighmy that the usage of the “Come and Take It” flag imagery by UTSA Athletics was under careful review. A petition started by UTSA professor Dr. Ellen...

Social media is exhausting

Social media is exhausting

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2021

The 21st century is often referred to as the age of social media, and rightly so. Today, platforms like Instagram and TikTok have gained enormous popularity and boast millions of users. Many young individuals,...

Politics and science: a blurred line

Politics and science: a blurred line

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2021

Science has been a part of society for centuries, and over time it has weaved itself into our daily lives. This is especially true when it comes to medicine and the biological sciences. Modern medicine...

Senate Bill 8: we should be angry

Senate Bill 8: we should be angry

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

Abortion has remained a polarizing and emotional topic in headlines since long before the ruling of Roe v. Wade in 1973. Roe decided that someone’s right to an autonomous decision regarding abortion...

Racial disparities in healthcare are worsening

Joanna Paje, Contributing Writer September 7, 2021

When I graduated as a patient care technician in 2020, I left with a great understanding of the importance of patient care. A patient’s feelings of comfort and security are arguably the most important...

Is self-awareness a step toward self-love?

Is self-awareness a step toward self-love?

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2021

As an icebreaker in classes, we’re often asked to describe ourselves in some fashion, and every time this happens, the thought of withering away into oblivion becomes more beguiling to me. I understand...

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