The Paisano

Hillary Clinton could be Biden’s ‘Dick Cheney’

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Taylor Edwards, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

As of April 8, Bernie Sanders is officially out of the presidential race, and the path to power for Joe Biden has never been more clear. Only two things exist that can prevent a future President Biden: Donald Trump and Joe Biden himself. Goof after gaff, Biden tends to stumble through speeches and de...

The power online conformity has over us

Illustration by Jene Rigaud

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

April 17, 2020

In 1815, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote an essay titled “Thinking for Oneself” in which he essentially explored the polarity between the practice of self-thinking and adherence to social knowledge. He asserted that reading is a replacement for thoughts because the work of thinking is...

Why isn’t the EPA being enforced?

Photo by Lindsey Mione

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

On March 26, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be relaxing a large number of environmental rules governing the reporting of air pollution by U.S. companies and businesses. This was done in response to numerous businesses requesting some form of relief in light of the current COVID-1...

COVID-19: San Antonio should be bracing for the worst

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Daniel Ysmael Dominguez, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

I work at a coffee shop in the medical center in which the majority of my customers are first responders in nearby hospitals.  Those who are awake enough before their morning dose of coffee often speak about the day as something foreboding, like the drizzle before the downpour: “It is steady, but...

UTSA COLFA matters, but our campus budget says otherwise

UTSA's Multidisciplinary Building. Administrators sent a university-wide email with information about campus reopening procedures for this fall.

Blue Flores, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

A recent student report mentioned that a ceiling tile fell during a lecture in her class in the McKinney Humanities Building. The building, which houses most of the academic classes for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, was built in 1974 and has not undergone a large-scale renovation since.  Students...

American society lacks empathy

Illustration by Ana Lorant

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

While countries like Italy and China have been on lockdown for the past couple of weeks, American spring breakers were crowding bars and beaches, blissfully enjoying their vacation as people across the world were fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Many American citizens have been continuously ignoring caut...

Thank you, Bernie

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

We are all feeling a lot of emotions right now. Among a pandemic, the primary and all the other bad things that were already happening, it is easy and valid to feel hopeless. When I learned that Bernie suspended campaigning, my heart sank. A lot of people’s did. He gave a lot of people, especially you...

Maybe we should think in terms of introspection, not isolation

Maybe we should think in terms of introspection, not isolation

​Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D

April 8, 2020

​Like people all over the world, I now have experience with “voluntary self-isolation” because of the coronavirus. In January, I traveled to Italy with a group of college students only to return home abruptly due to the viral outbreak. Instead of spending spring break in Europe, we made a 26-h...

Tik Tok will never be Vine, thankfully

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Analisa Sulaica, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

In all honesty, I spend at least three hours on TikTok per day. Is this excessive? Probably. Am I embarrassed? Only slightly. However, I know I am not alone in traveling down the rabbit hole that is the For You page, especially as many of us are currently practicing social distancing. During this time, T...

UTSA, where is our money?

Photo by Chukwuemeka Temiloluwa Alumanah

Editorial Board

April 3, 2020

UTSA is offering prorated refunds to students for specific student services affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of service fees covered is sparse, and the reimbursements are coming too late.  According to UTSA's official coronavirus web page, "The university is developing a plan for pa...

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and local governments are taking various measures to reduce strain on health care providers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had already ordered health care facilities to postpone any procedures deemed not medically necessary, and on Monday, Texas Attorney G...

Pandemic at the polls

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

Most voters know what it can be like to go to the polls on election day: long lines, long waits and uncomfortably close proximity to other voters while waiting. This in itself hinders voter turnout and is a sign that many states need to be better prepared for election days. With the current pandemic...