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

The persistence of punk

The persistence of punk

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor January 24, 2023

Punk is a genre of music that has been around for over four decades. Despite its longevity, many people believe that the genre fizzled out with no chance of regaining its former glory. This belief is far...

Local band roundup: Aztec Eagles

Local band roundup: Aztec Eagles

Riley Carroll, Arts & Life Editor January 24, 2023

The diversity in San Antonio’s local music scene is undeniable. Bands range in genres from punk to indie-alternative, offering something for everyone.  This week, we dive into a band changing the...

Is AI artwork acceptable?

Is AI artwork acceptable?

Sam Wendorf, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

There has been a recent trend within the art community: art produced by artificial intelligence (AI). Programs like DeepAI and Craiyon can take images or phrases and produce illustrations inspired by the...

‘A Rendition of The Brothers Grimm Story’

‘A Rendition of The Brothers Grimm Story’

Samantha Ysaguirre, Contributor November 15, 2022

Kayla Calderon, a junior art major at UTSA, is creating a print collection of storybook-like illustrations following anthropomorphized animals. The collection is meant to take on various symbols of humanity...

Getting over artist’s block

Getting over artist’s block

Gauri Raje, News Editor November 1, 2022

Art made its way back into my life a couple of years ago when I started bullet journaling. The practice reignited the inner artist in me and expanded my definition of what it means to be an artist; however,...

‘The Stuff of You’

‘The Stuff of You’

Samantha Ysaguirre, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

Students displayed works of art on Oct. 18 in the Southwest School of Art hallway to showcase young and upcoming artists expanding on the barriers of art. Professor Chris Sauter, associate professor of...

‘Snail Society’ pop-up shop

‘Snail Society’ pop-up shop

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web and Social Editor October 18, 2022

San Antonio has a thriving local music scene full of genres such as country, metal, indie and most importantly, punk. As a genre, punk rock is described as an overt, loud, political and DIY culture. Snail...

‘La Malinche: Traitor, Savior’

‘La Malinche: Traitor, Savior’

Guissel Mora, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

The opera of “La Malinche: Traitor, Survivor” was composed conjunctively with the exhibition titled, similarly, “Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Malinche” at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) by...

‘Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park’

‘Brackenridge: San Antonio’s Acclaimed Urban Park’

Mason Hickok, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022

The Witte Museum and Brackenridge Park are inextricably linked, two gathering places central to San Antonio’s history. The Witte Museum sits on the park’s northern end right off Broadway. Opened in...

McNay debuts two new exhibits

McNay debuts two new exhibits

Lauren Hernandez, Contributing Writer October 11, 2022

On Oct. 6, the McNay Art Museum opened two new exhibitions — “True Believers: Benny Andrews and Deborah Roberts” and “Margarita Cabrera: Blurring Borders.” The “True Believers” exhibit displays...

A need for beads

A need for beads

Carissa Merchant, Contributing Writer October 4, 2022

The last thing Ashton Gonzalez expected was for her peers to express interest in buying the custom-made necklaces she began making as a hobby. The sophomore business marketing major at UTSA started making...

‘I was not born to put up with anyone’

‘I was not born to put up with anyone’

Riley Carroll, Arts & Life Editor October 4, 2022

Inspired by her tumultuous relationships and childhood trauma associated with toxic masculinity, Gabi Magaly shared her Mexican-American photographic narrative with UTSA’s Main Art Gallery. The...

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