The Paisano

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Jake Striebeck

May 22, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out. That’s what I tell myself during my daily bouts of anxiety. Each thought is more negative and paranoia-filled than the last; I used to let these thoughts run free. A stranger would take over my brain, one who controlled my decisions and my choices. I was left to watch...

Finding a Way to Handle the Heat and Stay in the Kitchen

Josh Peck, News Editor

April 8, 2020

This semester is the first time I’ve felt stress this intense. I’ve always been a self-starter and rarely felt the expectations of others on me in my day-to-day life, but this semester is different. I’m to maintain my expected GPA and beyond, to mentor younger students while I feel in need of mentoring...

Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors

Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator

April 8, 2020

Pretending to be okay and acting like nothing happened is what survivors are told to do. One incident is not worse than the other. Rape is rape and should be treated as such. You are told “it’s not your fault,” but what society fails to teach you is how to accept this fact yourself. Most people...

It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It's Not Just a Phase, Mom!

April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and are]…at a higher risk than the general population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts…High...

How to Listen to Someone

How to Listen to Someone

Robin Molina, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

I was sitting at my kitchen table after I finished the research for this article and when I finally found the answers to the questions I would ask myself every time someone opened up to me with their story: Did I listen well? Did they feel heard? Did I talk too much? What I realized was that it didn’t...

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

Xavier Richardson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

When you’re a student who is expected to attend classes while working a part-time job to pay the bills, life can be a little hectic, and if you throw an extracurricular or two into the mix, things might start to get out of control. You may often find yourself opening your Google calendar to add yet...

Warped Reflections

Warped Reflections

Heather Montoya, Co-News Editor

April 6, 2020

In retrospect … I think I had an eating disorder. Sitting in my introduction to psychology class, my 19-year-old-freshman-self saw an all too accurate description of a difficult period in my life, a time when I was obsessed with my weight. For several months during high school, a typical day included...

Why Therapy is Important

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 6, 2020

In December 2018, I lost my dearest friend — my grandfather. He was the first individual to pass away that I was very close to, and the thought of not having him around scared me. I started to feel my mood shift and my mental health decline, but my daily appearance did not show my internal battles....

A Tribute to Stan Lee

Graphic by Gage Skidmore

Brandon Armstead, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

Graphic by Gage Skidmore

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Mario Salas- An Activist Hero

Alejandro Lopez, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2020

Mario Marcel Salas was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 30, 1949. Salas became an advocate for San Antonio’s African-American community in the early 1970s and was a key member of local activist groups such as the San Antonio chapter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Organizations...

A New Kind of Superhero

By Dito Sáenz

Carlos Prado, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

When you think of Aquaman, what image comes to your mind? You might imagine that he looks like the traditional superhero: tall, thin and blonde with a bright orange one-piece suit. Now, what if I told you Aquaman has long, black, wavy hair, a body reminiscent of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s and...

New Faces, Same Fashion

New Faces, Same Fashion

Robin Molina and Emily Hubbard

November 20, 2017

The trends that have endured for the past two decades have done so because they resonate with societal wants and needs and because they are easily incorporated into one’s wardrobe. ‘90s trends are among us in a unique way, they are so prominent, yet reside under the surface undetected. Mos...