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

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I dare you

Jansen Bean , Staff Writer August 25, 2020

Dear Racists, I dare you to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk.” I dare you to watch the Black characters in this film compare the white man to the devil. I dare you to watch the Black men in this...

Film Review: ‘Selma’

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the steps of the Alabama state capitol of Montgomery. They marched for four days all the way from Selma, Alabama — a 54-mile hike — to...

Illustration by Robyn Castro

Film Review: ‘A Ghost Story’

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

“A Ghost Story” is a metaphysical study of loss, grief and the passing of time. Written and directed by David Lowery, the film chronicles a white-sheeted ghost’s journey back home in an attempt to...

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop...

Your liberal arts degree matters

Your liberal arts degree matters

Ryan Houston-Dial November 6, 2019

Studying for classes, participating in student organizations and maintaining relationships contribute to the fatigue college students experience daily. As college students, we face plenty of adversity,...

My Experience at Area 51

My Experience at Area 51

Leonardo Garcia October 10, 2019

I touched my face and rubbed my eyes because they were hurting from how late it was. It was already Friday and I had a test in the morning; 8:30 a.m. to be exact. The silence along with the AC made me...

Graphic by Ethan Gullet

Some thoughts on suffering

Forrest Wilkinson October 9, 2019

Suffering: it is a natural part of life, interwoven into life’s fabric. It is unescapable, and yet how we perceive, act, speak and become in the wake of suffering is what defines us most. There is no...

Courtesy of Sofia Garcia

First Friday

Sofia Garcia September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries...

Courtesy of Katy Silva

Modernism at Flax Studio

Katrina Clements November 8, 2017

Local artist and professor, Justin Korver’s new exhibit defines gender norms. In San Antonio, there are a variety of museums that display great works of art from before our time. Big name artists seem...

Reskate showcased a glow in the dark piece at last year’s annual Luminaria Arts Festival.
Courtesy of Luminaria

Luminaria

Devin De Leon November 8, 2017

SA celebrates a decade of light This weekend, in the Hemisfair district, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival will celebrate its ten-year anniversary with local artists and artists from all over the country. There...

The chaos of Coker balancing four kids, all while enjoying every little ‘imperfect’ perfect moment. Courtesy of Christina Coker

Full-time mom / full-time mogul

Katrina Clements November 1, 2017

In the blogger community, it is easy to forget there is a face behind the pretty pictures. Christina Coker, creator of Champagne Taste Beer Budget, doesn’t leave room for misconception. Coker moved...

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