The Paisano

Effective Activism


Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

UTSA’s Main Campus is no stranger to controversy. Our student body is outspoken and opinionated, and that is amazing; all young people should have a voice, and I am glad to attend a school where a lot of my peers share the same opinions and passions I do. Because I know we all want to see this community...

Planting seeds within our community

Plant-lovers enjoy the tree adoption with friends and loved ones. The
event took place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Jake Striebeck, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Historic Pearl blossomed with life for the 2020 Jammin’ Jams Fruit & Nut Tree Adoption on Saturday, Jan. 25. This event was hosted by the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation, the San Antonio Arborist Association and the Historic Pearl. The tree adoption is an effort to beautify o...

The rainbow isn’t perfect

People hugging over a rainbow

Alejandro Lopez

September 19, 2018

How labels within the LGBTQ+ community can discriminate and create barriers. “No blacks, asians, fatties and fems,” “looking for ‘straight-acting,’ masculine men only–it’s just a preference.” This is just one of the many “About Me’s” I have encountered while using gay dating apps ...

Staring at the ceiling

Isaiah Pryce

September 12, 2018

Legendary tales often start with humble modest beginnings and or harsh but necessary steps. College is a transformative experience that will change you based on your actions. You may ask, why are we connecting college experience to the humble beginnings of an epic story? One answer to this question come...

Yes! Women Lead Community Forum

Emily Hubbard

April 4, 2018

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), a non-profit organization focused on the development of design professionals and creative voices, has come to San Antonio with a new initiative. The international organization houses over 66 chapters, 200 student organizations and more than 22,000 desig...

No fam’ is an island

No fam’ is an island

Justice Lovin

January 31, 2018

On Jan. 14, police arrested David and Louise Turpin after their 17-year-old daughter escaped from the house where she and her 12 siblings were confined. While people around the country have rightfully responded with horrified condemnation, much of the horror ends prematurely, critiquing the particula...

San Antonio streets come to life at Chalk It Up 2016

Photos by Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Jade Cuevas

October 12, 2016

While live music, laughter and other sounds of merriment aren’t unusual to downtown’s Houston St., a different sound could be heard this past Saturday. In place of the cars usually whizzing by were sounds of hundreds of San Antonians furiously scribbling chalk onto the brick road. ...