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December 10, 2015

Commuting: “Nightcall” – Kavinsky You might recognize this song as the title track from Nicolas Winding Refn’s film “Drive,” and — ironically — that’s exactly what it’s perfect for: driving. Kavinsky, a French electro house artist, gained mainstream attention from the popularity of t...

Because Black Lives Matter

Jade Cuevas

December 10, 2015

Curiosity, intrigue, confusion and shock: these are the characteristics of one UTSA student’s video — a cypher to be more specific. The “more specific” is important. Usually, a cypher can be defined as the product of rappers cyclically rhyming or freestyling to a beat. But this video is different. ...

Blowin’ smoke

December 10, 2015

The Paisano/ Anette Barraza Paisano Plus Rating: 3.5/5 Enthusiasts of finely grilled meats don’t need to be skeptical about visiting the ostentatious Stone Oak neighborhood to get down on some ‘que. Typically, the best smoke shacks are located on street corners of urban neigh...

Whiskey Cake: Brunch Edition

December 10, 2015

Paisano Plus rating: 4/5 Brunch is the best thing since sliced bread. Typically served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., brunch is a hybrid of breakfast foods and lunch fare. Even if you enjoy sleeping in, you can still enjoy breakfast items such as ham, eggs, and hash browns without sacrificing your beau...

NEXTFLIX

December 10, 2015

NARCOS If you enjoyed the dramatic storytelling and superb acting in Breaking Bad, then you may enjoy Narcos. Narcos follows the growth of cocaine drug cartels and the efforts made by law enforcement to stop the spread of these cartels around the world. The show focuses around infamous...

Uniting for a greater cause

October 15, 2015

Anelia Gomez-Cordova There are many things that cross students’ minds as they make their way through their college years and one of them is a legacy. The idea that when they leave their university’s campus, they made a difference and, in their own way, gave back to the institut...

Tattoo Etiquette with Ray Peña, owner of Family Tradition Tattoo Co.

October 15, 2015

Fabian De Soto Research designs Photorealism, surrealism, Polynesian tribal, Traditional American, Flash…the list goes on. Research what styles of tattoos speak to you. You don’t have to know exactly what you want, just an idea. “That’s actually what we prefer,” Pe...

Strike a pose

October 15, 2015

Lindsey Revel The whole philosophy of yoga is that it is not just about the physical part, rather it is of the balance of the mind and the body,” says Maya Sokovic, Advanced/Intermediate Yoga instructor at her studio, Yoga Arts San Antonio. She practices Yoga Therapy as well as te...

Skin deep

Jade Cuevas

October 15, 2015

Jade Cuevas / Paisano Plus UTSA communication senior Roger Garcia knows a few heads may turn as he walks through campus. Instead of looking at his face, hair, or eyes people will be looking at his arms — or more likely — at the tattoo sleeves that cover them. “Older professors...

Taking school spirit to a new level

Jade Cuevas / Paisano Plus

Jade Cuevas

October 15, 2015

"Now and forever I am a roadrunner." This UTSA-famous phrase (deriving from the UTSA Roadrunner Creed) is stated by many students at one point during their time on campus. However, one man took this phrase to a literal level. Meet Mark Herrera, a 2010 graduate from UTSA with a Master’s...

When teamwork does not make dream work

October 15, 2015

Kayla Johnson Two words: group project. Send any shivers down your spine? Love them or hate them, group projects are a part of college life. Here are eight types of group members that you may find yourself working with throughout your semester. The Dictator With great power come...

A closer into the Conversation Partners Program

October 15, 2015

Photo courtesy Alfredo Silva Imagine moving to a new country, attending a different university while trying to adapt to an unknown lifestyle. It sounds pretty intimidating, but UTSA’s English as a Second Language Services (ESL Services) has found a way to help these students at UTSA wi...