The Paisano

Activist Bree Newsome talks social change

Bree Newsome shares her experiences with social activism.
The event was held in the Denman Ballroom.

Summer Mathis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Bree Newsome hosted a discussion about activism in the Denman on Feb. 26. An outspoken activist, Newsome is most notable for removing a confederate flag from a South Carolina government building in 2015. Presented by the African American Studies Program and the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Se...

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...

A conversation with Shea Serrano

A conversation with Shea Serrano

Ana Lorant and Christina Troy

February 25, 2020

Three-time New York Times best-selling author Shea Serrano visited UTSA on Feb. 18 to share his thoughts on writing, white-washing in the publishing industry and more. The Honors College hosted the event as a part of their “A Conversation With … ” series. Serrano was raised in San Antonio ...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first meal since her thirteen-hour-long filibuster began. UTSA students laughed when Davis recalled her...

The world as we know it: UTSA hosts foreign policy forum to discuss foreign policy’s role in 2020 elections

Margaret E. Talev, Richard N. Haass, Stephen J. Hadley, Jeh Charles Johnson and Mary Beth Long spoke on foreign relations. The foreign policy event was one of four happening in the country.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 18, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted one of their four nationwide Election 2020: U.S. Foreign Policy Forums in the Retama at UTSA on Feb. 12. The forum’s four panelists highlighted foreign policy topics to watch out for in today’s world and reasons voters should keep foreign policy in mind when...

A starry night on campus

A starry night on campus

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and admired the bright stars? Well, you’re looking at the same stars that existed long ago. Those same stars are presumably dead, according to the different time scales we have here on Earth. The galaxy is filled with globular clusters or old stars. Call yourself...

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy

Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager

February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs, bones and a mistletoe. Many kids engaged Lasser with enthusiastic answers and impressive facts of thei...

Planting seeds within our community

Plant-lovers enjoy the tree adoption with friends and loved ones. The
event took place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Jake Striebeck, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Historic Pearl blossomed with life for the 2020 Jammin’ Jams Fruit & Nut Tree Adoption on Saturday, Jan. 25. This event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation, the San Antonio Arborist Association and the Historic Pearl. The tree adoption is an effort to beautify o...

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

Illustration by Maha Qadri

Maha Qadri

November 20, 2019

UTSA’s Friday Lights Celestial Lights hosted their final presentation of the semester called, “Female Trailblazers in Astronomy: From Past to Present” by Dr. Dina Drozdov. Dr. Drozdov covered notable women in astronomy, from Pickering’s Women to the first upcoming all-female spacewalk. Edward...

TPR hosts ACES seminar

Photo courtesy of Texas Public Radio

Sofia Garcia

November 20, 2019

Hosted by Texas Public Radio, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) seminar was “San Antonio’s approach to becoming more trauma-informed.” Colleen M. Bridger, MPH and PhD, explained that ACEs formed when a weight study showed those who were obese had a history of childhood trauma. With these...

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Dawson Fagan

November 20, 2019

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed Rodney Reed’s execution, pending further court mediation. This decision came just five days before the scheduled execution date of Nov. 20. The Texas Supreme Court handed the case back to the trial courts of Bastrop, Texas, where it will be further adjudicated. Stacey...

Breaking the stigma

Breaking the stigma

Alex Hanks

November 13, 2019

“It’s a lot easier to fix broken kids than it is to fix broken men,” actor RJ Mitte said to conclude his disability inclusion seminar in Seguin, Texas on Nov. 7. Best known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. in AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama, “Breaking Bad,” RJ Mitte also lives...