The Paisano

Whole Life Healing Q&A

Whole Life Healing Q&A

Kasandra Parker

November 25, 2019

Q: What type of therapy work do you do? A: I am a licensed professional counselor and provide therapy specifically for young ladies 16 and up and adult women who have experienced trauma in childhood due to abuse and/or neglect. I also focus on helping survivors of sexual abuse, loss through miscarr...

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Big Sis: Never Goodbye, Only See You Later.

Kimiya Factory

November 20, 2019

The time has come. Every laugh, every deadline at The Paisano I’ve had for the past two years has come to a bittersweet end. I reflect on my time at UTSA; the sunny days and rainy days. There were moments when I doubted myself as a person and a writer, only to recognize that my rainy days were valuable...

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory

September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least that’s what I have to tell myself. However, I like to think that in an ideal future, people who...

Big Sis: Social media & relationships

Big Sis: Social media & relationships

Kimiya Factory

January 23, 2019

As Valentine’s Day approaches, along with the artificial flex of who got roses or taken out to dinner, an interesting and reoccuring conversation that I find prevalent in my life is the correlation between social media and relationships. Two solid questions that I pose about this interesting topic are: Wh...

Big Sis: Quality Over Quantity

Big Sis: Quality Over Quantity

Kimiya Factory

October 2, 2018

#NoNewFriends With the school-spirited football season in full swing this fall semester, meeting people at UTSA is inevitable. Some of my best memories were made with people whose name I had to ask for multiple times at wild tailgates, and eventful after-parties, throughout my college experience. After vibin...

Big Sis Advice: Shooting your shot

Big Sis Advice: Shooting your shot

Kimiya Factory

September 19, 2018

Have you ever stood in line somewhere and made eye contact with someone? Let me guess: you did a double-take, tried not to stare but ended up anyway, and kicked yourself for not talking to the person as you grabbed your food and walked out the door. Maybe you wondered how things would’ve played out if...

Big Sis Advice: Jealousy

Big Sis Advice: Jealousy

Kimiya Factory

September 6, 2018

This week’s topic includes the deal breaker, the end-all-be-all of many relationships: jealousy. Whether you’re in a serious relationship, a situation-ship or just jealous of the girl who talks to the person you secretly crush on in chemistry class, jealousy is something no one should be embarrasse...

Choosing a Major? Think With Your Heart!

Choosing a Major? Think With Your Heart!

Rebecca Saenz

August 21, 2018

On a sunken cushion in the University Health Professions Office, I shifted with clammy hands, clonking knees and wandering eyes that scoured the room for a way out. Nurses make good money, I reassured myself. It’s time to pick a major. But, I didn’t want to be a nurse; I had no idea what I wanted...

The Road to Success

The Road to Success

Rebecca Saenz

June 9, 2018

To the incoming freshmen, welcome to the University of Texas at San Antonio! Like sitting behind the wheel for the first time, your upcoming college experience might excite, stress or scare you. It’s all right — you will learn to navigate this new world the way a new driver learns to navigate the...

Feeling bad can be a good thing

Feeling bad can be a good thing

Justice Lovin

June 8, 2017

If you're reading this, then at the very least you're old enough to be touring a college campus, and so you've made it through the worst of your teenage years. You've also probably experienced something called angst, and if you're lucky, you'll continue having this dreadful feeling for the rest of y...

Sincerely Sara: Is this a bad time?

November 5, 2013

John Flores College is a place of contradictions for some. This is the time and place to learn, but it is also the time to take on more responsibility, which could conflict with studying. We have all had to do things out of our comfort zone, but talking to people professionally ...

Sincerely Sara 9-3-13

September 3, 2013

Photo Credit: Lindsay Smith Personal goals can be difficult to maintain throughout a busy semester. We all have some vision of achievement that we keep inside our shirt pockets throughout the day, whether it’s losing a few pounds or learning how to get to class on time. ...