The Paisano

Money can’t buy happiness

Money can’t buy happiness

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 11, 2020

There are days when I wake up and think that I can’t make it through the day. Then I realize how thankful I am to have a roof over my head, breakfast to eat and a university to attend. No, I would not have all of this if it weren’t for money, but that feeling isn’t happiness; it’s satisfaction....

Big hearts cost big bucks

Big hearts cost big bucks

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 11, 2020

After the main winter holidays are over, a new year begins and school starts. It seems as though the weeks drag out and the world is mundane again. That is, until the infamous love holiday, Valentine’s Day, rolls around. Everyone is eager to celebrate and scrambles to find a valentine. It’s easy to feel ...

Pelosi rips America a new one

Pelosi rips America a new one

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The spectacle surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s “prolific” tearing of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was nothing short of daunting. The ability media conglomerates have to shift the focus from major global affairs to mere political theater is a sign that the American people base their po...

Iowa caucuses chaos, explained

Iowa caucuses chaos, explained

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

During each presidential election cycle, the Iowa caucuses are regarded as the deciding factor in who will be the presidential nominee for their party. The Iowa caucuses are the first nomination process in the nation, and they build momentum for candidates. Usually, one would expect results to be posted ...

Border Control just got shadier

Border Control just got shadier

Dawson Fagan, Opinion Editor

February 11, 2020

The Trump administration has designated Customs and Border Patrol as a “security agency,” a new classification that exempts CBP from the Office of Personnel Management’s disclosure policy and allows them to redact information in Freedom of Information Act requests. CBP now has augmented secrecy privi...

The GRAMMYs are broken

The GRAMMYs are broken

Ebony Purks, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

The 2020 GRAMMYs aired Jan. 26 to audiences across America, but not without a little controversy first. According to Deborah Dugan, former Chief Executive of the Recording Academy, the GRAMMYs are notorious for voting irregularities behind closed doors. These accusations, coupled with past voting in...

Public charge rule echoes xenophobia

Public charge rule echoes xenophobia

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The Trump administration is making headway on their aggressive anti-immigration stance after a 5-4 Supreme Court decision, on Monday, Jan. 27, in favor of implementing a new public charge rule that would target low-income immigrants seeking lawful permanent residence or more widely known as a “green...

Sanders versus Warren, fight!

Sanders versus Warren, fight!

Isabella Briseño, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

Among most progressive voters, two Democratic presidential primary candidates appear as their prime choices: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The two senators are often conflated by voters who only spot the difference in gender. Despite what pictures the two candidates may try to paint of themselves...

Conversion therapy: still legal, still evil

Conversion therapy: still legal, still evil

Kennedy Caskey, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Throughout history, the legitimacy of conversion therapy — the injurious attempt to change an individual’s sexual orientation — has been thoroughly debated. Many believe conversion therapy to be an act of the past. After all, conversion therapy was discredited by the American Psychological Association i...

Between the Lines: American Dirt is American trash

Between the Lines: American Dirt is American trash

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...

Clinton craves relevance

Clinton craves relevance

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In a recent interview publicizing her Hulu docuseries, Hillary Clinton characterized surging presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an unlikeable career politician who gets nothing done because no one wants to work with him. When addressing his supporters, Clinton said she felt bad because Bernie sup...

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

With another shooting taking headline news in San Antonio this past week, Americans across the nation are left to reflect on just how often gun violence takes place in our country. We’ve grown so accustomed to the violence and the killings. When another shooting is broadcasted, our life progresses as...