The Paisano

Precarious grieving: Mourning the legacy of RBG in uncertain times

Illustration by Amber Chin

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday. She survived previous bouts of cancer but did not this time. She left millions of vulnerable Americans and a vacant Supreme Court seat in a Republican-dominated government in her wake. We are left attempting to navigate the mourning of a figure whose...

New Policy to Address Diversity at Each UT System Institution, Implemented in 2017

November 18, 2015

There is a significant disparity in the racial makeup between students and the faculty in the entire University of Texas System. According to the Fall 2014 Fact Book, 48.4 percent of UTSA’s student population is Hispanic, while only 17 percent of the faculty is Hispanic. Contrastingly, 59 percent...

Separate views, equal women

April 14, 2015

The feminist movement has a long history with many interpretations. It’s a common misconception that feminism aims to make women the social equals of men. While this isn’t totally false, it’s a problematic position to a multi-faceted argument, one where feminism is often interpreted as a negative...

Different interpretations hinder female equality

April 14, 2015

Women are currently in the midst of a movement for equality. Feminism is the belief in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. On its own merits, feminism should be respected and admired. To pursue the deserved equal status to the male gender, the idea of feminine equality is ...

Boy Scouts of America embrace equality

June 3, 2013

At their annual meeting in May, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) passed a resolution lifting their ban on membership for openly gay scouts.According to the organization’s website, the Membership Standards Resolution stated, “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on ...