The Paisano

Choosing a new SCOTUS: A double bind

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Isabella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

On September 18, 2020, advocates for gender equality and women’s rights lost a champion in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Throughout her career, Ginsburg joined the faculty at Columbia University Law School, founded the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project and was appointed to the U.S. Court...

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that the contrasting images of a tanned, well-groomed Kennedy and a gaunt, stubbly Nixon had not only o...

We can’t have conservation in Texas without hunting

Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels

Adrian Arevalo, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2020

For centuries, Americans have indulged in the luxury of recreational outdoor activities, from sporting events to camping, hunting, and fishing. Mother Nature has not only provided us with an abundance of diversions, but has also allowed us to create cherished family memories. While it is safe to assume...

Masculinity so fragile you’re even scared to be clean

Illustration by Amber Chin

Blue Flores, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Straight men have increasingly been the butt of many hygiene jokes lately. TikTok has exposed men who don’t open up their butt cheeks in the shower, and Twitter has had unofficial competitions to find products with the most all-in-one ingredients. Have straight men found efficiency and value in these p...

Nobel Nonsense

Illustration by Amber Chin

Isabella Nieto, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize, created in 1895, has, for over a century, been given to the individual who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” The jury is still out on whethe...

The Democrats can’t afford to back down

Illustration by Amber Chin

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

September 25, 2020

Americans, whether they prefer the Democratic or Republican Party, tend to believe that their party is represented by insufficiently effective advocates for the cause while the other party’s politicians are zealous Machiavellians who will do anything to win victories for their side. Because poli...

POTUS takes ‘Teflon President’ to new heights with release of ‘Rage’

Illustration by Analisa Sulacia

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

Last Tuesday, Washington Post’s Associate Editor Bob Woodward published “Rage,” a tell-all book giving a synopsis of various interviews between Woodward and President Trump. The president’s love for North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un, his relationship with Dr. Fauci and some very telling rhetoric ...

Precarious grieving: Mourning the legacy of RBG in uncertain times

Illustration by Amber Chin

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday. She survived previous bouts of cancer but did not this time. She left millions of vulnerable Americans and a vacant Supreme Court seat in a Republican-dominated government in her wake. We are left attempting to navigate the mourning of a figure whose...

Why should you register to vote?

Why should you register to vote?

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor

September 18, 2020

At VoteTexas.gov, you can check if you already are registered to vote and where. Per VoteTexas, you can register to vote if...: “You are a United States citizen You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;  You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and yo...

#BlackLivesMatter: The Paisano’s commitment to keeping the UTSA community informed

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Editorial Board

September 15, 2020

The Paisano denounces systemic oppression and racial bias, and we will remain committed to providing you with content covering these issues as we approach our 40th year in circulation.  As student journalists, we are dedicated to providing the UTSA campus community with the latest content about issues f...

Dak’s My Quarterback

Dak's My Quarterback

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 15, 2020

Dak Prescott recently captured the hearts of many individuals when he opened up about his mental health struggles with interviewer Graham Bensinger. Prescott explained that he struggled with anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Those feelings were intensified by his brother Jace's death by suicide...

We can learn from the dichotomy of Ellen Degeneres

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2020

TV personality Ellen Degeneres has recently reached the forefront of social media discourse following recent allegations of workplace misconduct and mistreatment of various employees, interns and even guests on her show. Throughout Ellen’s tenure as America’s favorite LGBTQ advocate, she has recei...