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

San Antonio’s 12th Annual Book Festival returns

San Antonio’s 12th Annual Book Festival returns

Samantha Ysaguirre, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

The annual San Antonio Book Festival arrived for its 12th consecutive year, announcing a lineup featuring over 100 authors. At the festival, readers can visit tents dedicated to meeting authors and...

39th Annual ‘Jazz’SAlive’ Festival

39th Annual ‘Jazz’SAlive’ Festival

Kylar Royer, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

This past weekend, the 39th annual Jazz’SAlive festival was held at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. The festival was a two-day-long event featuring over 20 jazz artists, including the UTSA Jazz...

Texas Grounds Coffee Company, the owner, Jennifer Howard is pictured

Coffee Community Blooms during COVID-19

Amanda Sellers, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

San Antonio’s Annual Coffee Festival has finally come around once again after being put on the back burner for a year due to COVID-19. Coming into its ninth year running, the Coffee Festival is going...

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Remembering Beychella’s celebration of black culture

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance was a cultural reset in terms of magnitude and reach. Her two-hour performance is regarded by fans and critics alike as the best performance of her career and one...

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization...

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Beauty in the light

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with...

The festival featured two stages with performances occuring at alternating times.Photo Courtesy of Kirby Gladstein

We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

Alex Hanks November 13, 2019

Former UTSA student Travis Scott returned to NRG Park on Nov. 9, for the sequel to his revolutionary music festival, Astroworld. Named after his Grammy-winning album, “Astroworld,” the festival...

Gambino is a two-time Emmy winner, both as an actor and a director. Photo courtesy of Roger Ho

ACL weekend two: Gambino’s last show

Alex Hanks October 16, 2019

Childish Gambino closed day two of the Austin City Limits Festival with a lengthy set on Oct. 12, playing what he emphasized was his last concert ever. Despite this being his last concert as Childish Gambino,...

Graphic by Kevin Middleton via

Texas Hill Country invites San Antonio to explore and discover

Danielle Throneberry June 8, 2017

There’s more to San Antonio than meets the eye. Maybe you have attended Fiesta San Antonio, which brings brightly-colored parades, carnival-like festivities and the celebration of San Antonio’s diversity...

Photo Courtesy of Quinzanie des Realisateurs

‘Mustang’ rides strong

Aidan Watson-Morris January 26, 2016

“Mustang” opens with the line, “It’s like everything changed in the blink of an eye,” and it’s appropriate. When the innocent beach play of five orphaned sisters living in small-town Turkey...

UTSA Underground: Art for the 99%

April 28, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Jesus Villanueva South by Southwest? Check. San Antonio Book Festival? Check. Fiesta Festivities? Check. UTSA Underground? Consider adding this one to the list....

Rowdy Radio makes sound waves in San Antonio

April 28, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Victoria Ramos Recently formed UTSA organization Rowdy Radio is making waves in the San Antonio community. On Saturday, April 11th, Rowdy Radio held their first annual...

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