The Paisano

Big Beto in the tiny Retama

Caroline Counter/The Paisano

Editorial Board and Heather Montoya

October 10, 2018

     When students heard that congressman, and democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Beto O’Rourke would be speaking at UTSA on Oct. 4, many awaited his visit with excitement. Some students missed class and waited in line for hours for a chance to hear O’Rourke speak. UTSA failed to accommodat...

‘Our Revolution’ demonstrates the importance of grassroots politics

San Antonians gather at Bexar County Democrats headquaters to watch Bernie Sanders launch “Our Revolution.” Issac Serna, The Paisano

Isaac Serna

August 31, 2016

Some students from area universities like UTSA and Incarnate Word are circumventing the elitism of status quo U.S. politics by partaking in grassroots movements. Interest in the grassroots, shorthand for a people-driven bottom up approach to politics, has grown alongside the frustration of disenfra...