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

A dark cloud over democracy

A dark cloud over democracy

Jake Mireles, Assistant Opinion Editor November 22, 2022

After being largely absent from the political landscape, save for the occasional interview or post on Truth Social, Donald Trump is back to large amounts of fanfare. The former president, who tried to...

The probability of holding politicians accountable

The probability of holding politicians accountable

Zahara Latson, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The idea of holding politicians accountable seems like something our government should do to uphold the honor and dignity of a true democracy. However, the amount of dirt constantly swept under the rug...

Abolish the Electoral College

Abolish the Electoral College

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor March 1, 2022

In Federalist Paper 51, James Madison says, “if men were angels, no government would be necessary,” articulating the need for a stable government in the face of a capricious mankind. One structure...

UTSA Professor discusses the effect of Jan. 6 attack on American democracy

UTSA Professor discusses the effect of Jan. 6 attack on American democracy

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor February 7, 2022

Jon Taylor, Department Chair and Professor for the Department of Political Science and Geography, explained the impact the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol had on politics over a year later.   “It had...

The A, B, C’s of the Biden Administration: a Year into the Presidency

The A, B, C’s of the Biden Administration: a Year into the Presidency

Bella Nieto, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

On Nov. 7, 2020, I, and I assume many other folks, breathed a huge sigh of relief when several national media outlets projected Joe Biden won the presidency and “The Donald” was officially out of a...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Donald Trump is making this the worst breakup in American history

Marina Cruz, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

As of Nov. 8, Democratic candidate Joe Biden was confirmed as the next president-elect of the United States. The result led to President Trump’s refusal to concede and finally accept his defeat. His...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

The politics of hate

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

President Donald Trump's recent defeat makes him the 11th sitting president in U.S. history to be denied a second term in the White House; however, the self-described “alt-right,” an offshoot of conservatism...

Illustration by Amber Chin

Election 2020: Immigration must become a priority for candidates

Marina Cruz, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, an issue that hasn’t been fully discussed by the two candidates is immigration reform, and particularly the role of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement...

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Dissecting the chaos of debate #1

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor October 4, 2020

In September 1960, the first U.S. presidential debate on live television was held between candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This debate is famous in political circles for the impact that...

Illustration by Amber Chin

Nobel Nonsense

Isabella Nieto, Contributing Writer September 29, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize, created in 1895, has, for over a century, been given to the individual who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of...

Illustration by Analisa Sulacia

POTUS takes ‘Teflon President’ to new heights with release of ‘Rage’

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor September 22, 2020

Last Tuesday, Washington Post’s Associate Editor Bob Woodward published “Rage,” a tell-all book giving a synopsis of various interviews between Woodward and President Trump. The president’s love...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This...

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