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

Illustration by Alex Hanks

you have to be able to do that for yourself

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2022

you can rest now you can rest now for the sake of your long lost sanity feel held by your own warmth  and be solaced by gentle conversations with your wounded conscience    let compassion...

Luchadores take over Gallery 23

Luchadores take over Gallery 23

Isabella McGovern, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

At the Student Union, Gallery 23 is hosting an exhibition titled “Otro Round Another Round” by Juan De Dios Mora. The art gallery features 25 prints of different luchadores. They express the culture...

Ken in Rome: Feels like home

Ken in Rome: Feels like home

Kennedy Bustos, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Home. What is home? Is it a person, a place? A feeling, a memory? A state of mind? Is it all of these simultaneously?  Home can be the place that brought us into existence: the walls surrounding us...

Image by Alex Hanks

Full stop

Sanne Peek, Graphic Designer April 26, 2022

A period marks the end of a sentence, the end of thought, “The End!” what a monstrous fate;   but that’s just it, one ending does not a conclusion make: it doesn’t mark...

UTSA art and music majors dissatisfied with their departments’ event marketing part II

UTSA art and music majors dissatisfied with their departments’ event marketing part II

Zahara Latson, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

As a student attending university, being heard can be a way of measuring how much your university cares about your success. It plays an essential role in bettering a system that has been put into place...

What Were You Wearing: Sexual assault and clothing

‘What Were You Wearing’: Sexual assault and clothing

Angie Santos, Chloe Williams, and Riley Carroll April 21, 2022

Trigger warnings: Mention of sexual assault, incest and rape. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the “What Were You Wearing” exhibit is on display through April 21 in the Student Union....

Backgrounds & Impressions: ‘The Hidden Dream’

Backgrounds & Impressions: ‘The Hidden Dream’

Lasya Yakkala, Contributing Writer April 5, 2022

The 19-hour flight to the U.S. is waiting. The image of my 7-year-old self tearfully waving off my extended family as I walked away to board the plane is burned into my brain to this day. This flight promised...

UTSA Parody Accounts: Bad Parking, Slumped, and Affirmations

UTSA Parody Accounts: Bad Parking, Slumped, and Affirmations

Riley Carroll, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

Subheading: The student-run Instagram profile admins explain their inspirations Almost every UTSA student with an Instagram is aware of the multitude of UTSA related profiles created to highlight specific...

1st annual Día en la Sombrilla celebration

1st annual Día en la Sombrilla celebration

Isabella McGovern, Assistant Magazine Editor April 5, 2022

On Friday, April 1, the Sombrilla Plaza held UTSA’s 42nd annual Fiesta celebration. However, this event is unlike any other Fiesta celebration UTSA has held before. This is the first year that the event...

Grief in retrospect

Grief in retrospect

Amanda Sellers, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

Unfortunately, I think crying is easier for some people than it is for others. I think as children when we find we have to raise ourselves, we tend to ignore the emotional toil of processing traumatic...

Portrait of Kristafur Addison

‘Momentum’ by Kristafur Addison

Saryvette Morales Cádiz, Arts Editor March 29, 2022

After retiring from the U.S. Army in 2015, Kristafur Addison decided to go to college and get his bachelor’s degree. He enrolled at the University of the Incarnate Word, where he planned to major in...

Fresh: Something to chew on

‘Fresh:’ Something to chew on

Laynie Clark, Opinion Editor March 29, 2022

SPOILER-FREE  “But I just don’t eat animals.” The world of online dating is every woman’s worst nightmare — from the unsolicited pictures to the jaw-dropping messages, online dating is...

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