The Paisano

Thank you, Bernie

Photo by Alex Hanks

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

We are all feeling a lot of emotions right now. Among a pandemic, the primary and all the other bad things that were already happening, it is easy and valid to feel hopeless. When I learned that Bernie suspended campaigning, my heart sank. A lot of people’s did. He gave a lot of people, especially you...

Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan, though. He was here for a counter-rally being held outside Cowboys by anti-socialist conservatives,...

Bernie Sanders: Radical or Practical?

Bernie Sanders: Radical or Practical?

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

As the Democratic presidential primary race continues and the debate stage grows more intense, I notice the following phrase being said a lot: “I can appeal to moderate Republicans.” Now, why would young, progressive, working class people like myself want that? If this were what we wanted, we...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits San Antonio

Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates Nevada caucus victory. Sanders is
visiting Texas approximately a week away from the state’s primary.

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders held a rally at Cowboys Dance Hall on Saturday, Feb. 22, in preparation for Super Tuesday on March 3, the day Texas and 13 other states vote in their primaries. At the Feb. 22 rally, he spoke about his policies and celebrated that day’s earlier...

Clinton craves relevance

Clinton craves relevance

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In a recent interview publicizing her Hulu docuseries, Hillary Clinton characterized surging presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an unlikeable career politician who gets nothing done because no one wants to work with him. When addressing his supporters, Clinton said she felt bad because Bernie sup...

Bernie Sanders enters 2020 Presidential election

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 26, 2019

Following his 2020 presidential candidacy announcement, Sen. Bernie Sanders sent shock waves throughout the Democratic Party once again as his campaign contributions broke records. Receiving almost $5.9 million from 223,000 donors in the first 24 hours of his announcement eclipsed the previous first...

YDSA at UTSA

Ricardo Rodriguez

October 5, 2017

    Ricardo speaks with Justice Lovin, one of the officers for YDSA (Young Democratic Socialists of America) chapter at UTSA. In this interview we discuss Democratic Socialism, Capitalism, Bernie Sanders and Universal Basic Income. YDSA hold weekly meetings at UTSA's main campus. ...

Democratic socialism debuts on campus

The rose is the most widely used symbol among socialists. Courtesy of DSA

Isaac Serna

February 8, 2017

In trend with the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) rise in national popularity, UTSA will have a DSA chapter in its city. San Antonio joins a list of cities with a newly recognized DSA by becoming Texas’ tenth chapter. Riley Metacalfe, UTSA graduate student, organized the chapter and estab...

‘Our Revolution’ demonstrates the importance of grassroots politics

San Antonians gather at Bexar County Democrats headquaters to watch Bernie Sanders launch “Our Revolution.” Issac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

August 31, 2016

Some students from area universities like UTSA and Incarnate Word are circumventing the elitism of status quo U.S. politics by partaking in grassroots movements. Interest in the grassroots, shorthand for a people-driven bottom up approach to politics, has grown alongside the frustration of disenfra...

Are presidential debates useful?

Are presidential debates useful?

Justice Lovin

March 29, 2016

  The candidates for the Democratic Party nomination recently agreed to hold at least four more debates before the election. This comes after a number of complaints made by the Bernie Sanders campaign regarding the limited opportunity for debate. Of course, four more debates don’t necessarily...