The Paisano

A Graduate’s Guide to An Undergraduate

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Ben Shirani

August 30, 2018

As an entering graduate student, I took time to look back at my undergraduate career and phase out some things that ended up helping me get to this next phase in my life and some of the things that did not.  First and foremost, you need to be there. You have to show up.  You must go to every si...

Coffee shops guide

Coffee shops guide

Raquel E. Alonzo

September 1, 2017

Are you getting tired of the long lines at Starbucks? Looking for a change of scenery to study? Need a new place to take your boo? Here’s a list of coffee shops that are sure to become your new hangout for any occasion. Barrio Barista (3735 Culebra Rd) Walking into Barrio Barista is comparable t...

Siesta time

bean bag chairs in the UC

Natalia Brookens

September 1, 2017

There’s a common list of important aspects of college life: grades, a social life, coffee and (above all else) napping. Napping becomes important when all the late night study sessions start to add up and the hours of sleep a student receives becomes increasingly smaller. Sometimes there aren’t enou...

Day trip fun

Day trip fun

Ethan Pham

September 1, 2017

Free weekends: that’s what I like most about university life. But sometimes deciding what to do is hard. Here are some day-vacations to spend alone or with your friends. Spend the day like a tourist This day is fun, even if you are new to the city. Spend the day exploring the city, vi...

Her Magic

Her Magic

Isaac Serna

September 1, 2017

Tucked in the bend of the living room couch, my darling slept. I brushed her baby hairs away from her forehead, paying special attention to her slumber. I didn’t cease watching her until the roll of the movie’s credits began. “My magic angel, I’ll guard you forever.” I murmured. The credits’ musi...

First Generation: Is there a clear definition?

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Diana Amaya

September 1, 2017

More than 11,000 students make up UTSA’s first-gen student population, but what exactly is a first-gen student? According to UTSA, first-gen students include anyone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. This definition technically makes me a first-gen stu...

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Samantha Ceballos

September 1, 2017

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San Antonio’s Unique Urban Identity: A Little Old & a Little New

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Enrique Bonilla

August 29, 2017

Music Vibes AMEA: A voice with passion and direction, self-sufficient and diverse. UTSA grad and sociologist, AMEA delivers a unique take on r&b, soul and hip-hop. The Oklahoma native recently wrapped up a Texas tour with SaAm Lao and Van Solo, her first music video for her single, “VayCay,” an...