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

Depp silenced: reflection of a larger issue?

Depp silenced: reflection of a larger issue?

Editorial Board April 26, 2022

After three grueling days in the Fairfax courtroom, the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial persists. Depp is suing his ex-wife for roughly $50 million, following her defamatory article published in the Washington...

Trapped in tragedy

Trapped in tragedy

Editorial Board April 19, 2022

On April 12, commuters riding a Manhattan-bound train found themselves trapped in tragedy as a gunman released two smoke bombs and blindly opened fire.  The gunman fired 33 bullets into the smokey...

We say gay; we’re born this way

We say gay; we’re born this way

Editorial Board April 12, 2022

Earlier this month, the LGBTQ+ community took a hit as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1557: the Parental Rights Education bill, though critics are calling it the “Don’t Say Gay bill.” According...

Disrespect disguised as comedy

Disrespect disguised as comedy

Editorial Board April 5, 2022

Trigger warning: Mention of discrimination, violence, death and bullying. Where is the line drawn when it comes to comedy? After the 2022 Oscars, this is a question that has plagued the headlines.  While...

Overqualified and overlooked

Overqualified and overlooked

Editorial Board March 29, 2022

On Feb. 25, President Joe Biden announced his Supreme Court nomination: Ketanji Brown Jackson.  Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated for the position in the Court’s 233-year history and...

Mourning the death of truth

Mourning the death of truth

Editorial Board March 22, 2022

During crises, it can be easy to become desensitized and even permissive of the deaths making the headlines, but how do we mourn the people who write them? For decades, we have watched foreign correspondents...

The right to be transgender

The right to be transgender

Editorial Board March 8, 2022

On Feb. 1, Governor Greg Abbott ordered state child welfare officials to begin launching child abuse investigations in regard to transgender children. As stated in a letter to the state’s Department...

Keep politicians out of the classroom

Keep politicians out of the classroom

Editorial Board March 1, 2022

During the summer legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a controversial bill that dictates how teachers in the state discuss the history of American racism in the classroom. Texas joined...

Save The Batt

Save ‘The Batt’

Editorial Board February 22, 2022

On Feb. 10, Texas A&M University’s President, Katherine Banks, announced that after the Spring 2022 semester The Battalion would be forced to terminate print editions, thus forcing the publication...

San Antonio Starbucks joins the movement

San Antonio Starbucks joins the movement

Editorial Board February 15, 2022

On Feb. 7, a San Antonio Starbucks used social media to announce their plans to unionize, meaning they will be standing together as a united front to build worker power and advocate for better wages, benefits...

Being vaccinated is patriotic

Being vaccinated is patriotic

Editorial Board February 8, 2022

As of Jan. 26, according to the United States Army secretary, the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for the Army, and any soldier that refuses to get the vaccine will be dismissed. This order pertains...

How students can stay safe as they return to campus

How students can stay safe as they return to campus

Editorial Board February 1, 2022

While the surge of Omicron is still on the rise, UTSA administrators plan to continue with the original plan of returning to in-person modalities on Feb. 7. Students are filled with a mix of excitement...

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