Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

A dark cloud over democracy

A dark cloud over democracy

Jake Mireles, Assistant Opinion Editor November 22, 2022

After being largely absent from the political landscape, save for the occasional interview or post on Truth Social, Donald Trump is back to large amounts of fanfare. The former president, who tried to...

State of complacency: Texas reluctant to punish racist educators

State of complacency: Texas reluctant to punish racist educators

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor November 22, 2022

On Nov. 11, 2022, a video surfaced on social media showing a middle school teacher spouting white supremacist rhetoric to his class at Bohls Middle School in Pflugerville, Texas. In the video, the teacher...

Fact or fiction: False information sparks conspiracy

Fact or fiction: False information sparks conspiracy

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

A hammer-wielding madman breaking into your home is something every rational human fears. While this scenario sounds outlandish, it recently became a reality for Paul Pelosi, husband of former Speaker...

The war against the outdated tattoo narrative

The war against the outdated tattoo narrative

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Many young adults in 2022 grew up being told tattoos would make them unemployable. The higher paid and more respectable the job, the more “clean” you had to look. This generation’s parents and grandparents...

Is space exploration necessary?

Is space exploration necessary?

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2022

“The Eagle has landed,” uttered Neil Armstrong as the lunar vehicle touched down on the surface of the moon. The date was July 20, 1969, and America just made history: Humans stepped foot on the moon....

Selling the perfect candidate

Selling the perfect candidate

Dafny Flores, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

One thing influencers and celebrities have recently presented to their followers is the importance of voting. Election season might have passed, but for months influencers and celebrities had been selling...

Protection over politics

Protection over politics

Jessica McLaren, Assistant News Editor November 22, 2022

If there was a vaccine for cancer, would you vaccinate your child? Did you know that nine out of 10 cervical cancers are caused by a vaccine-preventable sexually transmitted infection (STI)?  The human...

The probability of holding politicians accountable

The probability of holding politicians accountable

Zahara Latson, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The idea of holding politicians accountable seems like something our government should do to uphold the honor and dignity of a true democracy. However, the amount of dirt constantly swept under the rug...

Body hair is only human

Body hair is only human

Sam Wendorf, Contributor November 15, 2022

When a person thinks of taking a shower, their thoughts most often go to shampoo, sponges and body soap. Perhaps they have one of those long brushes for their back or a loofah to get a nice, bubbly lather...

Did Disney’s “Reflect” fail at plus-size representation?

Did Disney’s “Reflect” fail at plus-size representation?

Luna Infante, Contributor November 15, 2022

Disney has officially presented its first plus-size female lead in the short “Reflect,” which debuted on the Disney+ show “Short Circuit.” The film centers around Bianca, a young ballerina, and...

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Regardless of political stance, there were many important people to vote in this past election. In Texas, the race for governor came down to two men: Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Greg Abbott....

Risking our lives should not be trendy

Risking our lives should not be trendy

Sam Wendorf, Contributor November 15, 2022

The Kia Challenge is the latest in a long string of TikTok trends. It is hard to miss trends — one person will do something that gains attention, and others follow, hoping to garner the same attention...

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