The Paisano

Miss San Antonio: Heart of a queen

Courtesy of Emma Rudkin

Annette Barraza

April 18, 2016

Emma Faye Rudkin isn’t your average college student. She has already won Miss San Antonio, started a nonprofit and found her calling in life: helping others. “The secret is that ... you can be a college student and still make a difference,” Rudkin said. “You find out who you are, who you a...

An artist’s perspective

An artist's perspective

Alyssa Gonzales

April 18, 2016

  Mikki Pasadaba Education Level: Sophomore, BFA Social Media Platform: IG @mik_dab   During my studies in UTSA as a BFA student, I have received momentous instruction given to me by very influential and helpful instructors. In addition to this, being surrounded by a wonde...

Coffee: More than a caffeine fix

Coffee: More than a caffeine fix

Christopher Breakell

April 18, 2016

Lukewarm, brown liquid usually does the trick at 2 a.m. the night before the midterm paper is due; however, when surveying option, more students are going out of their way to sip on a quality cup of coffee. Starbucks no longer has a monopoly on college students’ favorite fuel either; from Indy to...

Tinder, dating apps

Tinder, dating apps

Jesus Nieves

April 18, 2016

Meeting someone new, deciding where to go on a first date, figuring out what you want in a relationship: dating is a challenge — especially for college students with busy schedules. Luckily, we live in the age of technology. With dating apps such as Tinder, dating is now as easy as a few taps on...

Hip Hop’s misogyny problem

Hip Hop's misogyny problem

Caroline Traylor

April 18, 2016

Being a woman who loves hip-hop is the ultimate internal conflict. While it is by far my favorite genre of music, sometimes it feels like I’m in a toxic relationship with hip-hop. At the beginning of the relationship things were exciting, meaningful and provocative; but somewhere along the way the...

Love is worth it

Love is worth it

Alyssa Gonzales

April 18, 2016

On the expedited conveyor belt to adulthood, we are trained to focus on our future and the actions that will get us there, and love gets filed into the “when I’m older” compartment of our minds. If there is one thing that should not be pushed aside or done half-heartedly, it is love. College...

Sex, Love & Hip-Hop

Sex, Love & Hip-Hop

Jade Cuevas

April 18, 2016

Think of the last party you went to. Perhaps it was a casual kickback with friends (and friends of friends). Or maybe it was littered with people you had never met. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” or Travis Scott’s “Antidote”, prompting party patrons to smile and “dab” as they continued to dance...

Nightlife is SA: N. St. Mary’s Street

Nightlife is SA: N. St. Mary's Street

Johnee Jasso

April 18, 2016

Faust Tavern – Bar / Restaurant * Dive Bar 517 E. Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX 78212 Happy Hour: 4pm – 9pm - 2$ wells, 5$ bloody marys, mecheladas Specials: Monday Wing Night Forever Friday- resident djs Outdoor patio, “Crossroads” southern kitchen, sometimes themed menu (simpsons ...

Best Trivia Nights

December 10, 2015

The Flying Saucer 11255 Huebner Rd. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (first game) and 10 p.m. (second game) A favorite for many, The Flying Saucer hosts a weekly trivia entitled “Trivia Bowl.” Not a surprise, considering the casual and cozy vibe the bar offers. Winning will grant you a gift certi...

Best Happy Hours

December 10, 2015

Kona Grill at La Cantera 15900 La Canter Pkwy Suite 7300 Conveniently located at La Cantera, Kona Grill is best for students who are preoccupied and halfway drudging their way through class in the morning and afternoon. Kona’s “reverse happy hour” alleviates the desperate need for a cheap drink afte...

Dressing for more than success

December 10, 2015

Looks matter; whether we like it or not. How we choose to express ourselves through our personal style is important and can even lend a professional advantage. As You Are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a highly successful novelist and public speaker, recently wrote an article for Elle magazine entitled “W...