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

It’s time for corporate America to put their money where their mouth is

Saryvette Morales Cadiz September 4, 2020

During recent years, it’s become increasingly popular to show support for social justice movements, and it’s reached the point of hitting the mainstream. Besides our family members, friends and colleagues,...

Photo by Tiffany Hererra

Clout-driven activism is not real activism

Marina Cruz, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020

​Performative activism is defined as activism done to increase one’s social capital rather than out of devotion to the cause. It is used in a number of ways to support movements such as LGBTQ+ rights,...

UTSA students carry a banner during the 31st annual San Antonio MLK March.
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

Marching On

Alejandro Lopez January 18, 2018

‘Runners participate in the 31st San Antonio MLK March   The city of San Antonio commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting its annual march on Monday. This year’s MLK...

A Black Lives Matters protest marches through downtown St. Louis. Enrique Bonilla/The Paisano

The Rules of Assembly

Enrique Bonilla and Heather Montoya October 12, 2017

Last week, UTSA’s main campus was a robust example of what the American college experience should be: a place where discussion is welcome, didactic and communal. UTSA National Association of the Advancement...

Write anyway

Write anyway

Ben Shirani September 7, 2017

As often as civil rights issues make headlines, they still tend to affect our daily lives in ways that are difficult to explain in the news. The constant media attention focused on Muslim bans and violent...

Seedlings began to sprout in the UTSA Community Garden.
Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Community garden promotes sustainability and health

Danielle Throneberry March 8, 2017

In virtue of the determination and diligence of several UTSA students and faculty and staff, the grand opening of the UTSA Community Garden took place on March 4 at 11:30 a.m. Student group applications...

#BeyondtheHashtag: silent protest in the Sombrilla

#BeyondtheHashtag: silent protest in the Sombrilla

Isaac Serna October 12, 2016

On Oct. 6, UTSA students and local activists converged in the Sombrilla with duct tape over their mouths and brandished signs with photos of black Americans who lost their lives in episodes of police brutality...

Sterling Green performs as the headliner for the event he helped organize to encourage political participation. Photos by Brady Phelps

Local activists engage, register voters at hip-hop show

Brady T. Phelps September 21, 2016

“I don’t vote,” said one uninterested passerby. “It doesn’t matter anyways, right?” This is the type of attitude that representatives of local community-based organizations like MOVE San Antonio–and...



Adriene Goodwin March 29, 2016

  UTSA junior James Ghiden remembers the first time he became aware of race:  “I was in the third grade,” he said, “I was    playing basketball at a Boys and Girls Club, and some kid...

Black history, heritage: more than a name or month

Black history, heritage: more than a name or month

Editorial Board March 29, 2016

Names make a difference. Words matter. On the Internet, some words have mattered more. Social media and online forums  have brought serious topics of social  concern to the general consciousness. ...

Because Black Lives Matter

Jade Cuevas December 10, 2015

Curiosity, intrigue, confusion and shock: these are the characteristics of one UTSA student’s video — a cypher to be more specific. The “more specific” is important. Usually, a cypher...

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