The Paisano

May I Be Excused?

Jacqeuline Cantu

November 20, 2019

As if school wasn’t making you doubt yourself enough, annual family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table can make you even more anxious. Yes, I’m graduating soon, Auntie. No, I still don’t know what I want to do for a living. Family drama is no joke, and if Mom’s feelings wouldn’t get...

Big Sis Advice: I am your legacy.

Big Sis Advice: I am your legacy.

Kimiya Factory

October 2, 2019

I have a confession to make: In 1946, my great-grandmother, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, spearheaded the NAACP’s mission to challenge desegregation laws in the South when she sued The University of Oklahoma (OU) Board of Regents for denying her admission to OU Law based off of the color of her skin. Two...

Best and worst Thanksgiving foods


Triston Simpson-Bland

November 14, 2018

It is almost time to grab your fat pants, stuff your face and end up in a food coma, because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the wonderful holiday where we stuff ourselves like balloons and say what we are thankful for. The tables will be stacked with all kinds of food, and I know y...

Big Sis Advice: Time is of the essence

women wearing red lipstick and holding a pen

Kimiya Factory

November 14, 2018

The holidays are right around the corner, and I challenge you all to look beyond the surface level concept of gift-giving and material things by cherishing the one thing that Amazon can’t ship you: time with your loved ones. I know, not everyone has a “family” to visit for the holidays and coming fr...