The Paisano

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

A conversation Eighmy doesn’t want to have

Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

In the wake of a tragedy, whom do students expect to hear from? No one other than the leader of our university: President Dr. Taylor Eighmy. One of the most tragic events in our community, a completed on-campus suicide, occurred in December. In the wake of this tragedy, when students looked for leader...

#YangGang’s Achilles’ heel

#YangGang’s Achilles’ heel

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 18, 2020

The Democratic presidential candidates running for the November 2020 election saw a continuation of the rise of single-issue candidates from the 2016 presidential election. Single-issue candidates build their campaigns on one issue they plan on completing within their term as president, should they become...

The plot thickens with prejudice

The plot thickens with prejudice

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Oscar history was made last week when “Parasite” became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture, also taking home Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. In many ways, this signals the Academy’s progress, but responses on social media regarding the...

Who the Oscar doesn’t go to

Who the Oscar doesn’t go to

Christina Troy, Copy Editing Coordinator

February 18, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards may have been just another awards ceremony for many, but for the disability community, they were monumental. On Feb. 9, Zack Gottsagen became the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Oscars. After waving proudly to the audience, Gottsagen said the iconic line, “And...

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...