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Battle of the Holidays

Battle of the Holidays

Jacqeuline Cantu

October 30, 2019

Aren’t October, November and December the greatest months of the year? When they roll around, we are gifted with holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — each taking place one after the other. Many people feel that these holidays make the last quarter of the year fly by. They are incentives...

Trick-or-treating for all

Trick-or-treating for all

Christina Troy

October 30, 2019

In the largely uncontested debate of whether or not college students should still trick-or-treat, with most on the side of “not,” students with disabilities aren’t considered. Last Halloween season, a Facebook post by Alicia Plumer went viral as she announced her 21-year-old autistic son BJ would...

Spooky Reads

Graphic by Ethan Gullet

Kasandra Parker

October 23, 2019

It’s the time of year for chills and thrills; the days are shorter, and the nights are longer. With all of the great scary reads out there, compiling a list is not easy, but here’s The Paisano’s list of spooky reads to finish off the month of October. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe Nothing...

I want candy

I want candy

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

Halloween is like most holidays; it changes as you grow, from the activities you participate in, to the costumes you wear. However, there is one constant throughout one’s life for their Halloween experience: candy. Candy is the centerpiece for kids trick-or-treating and adults hosting parties. Aisles...

Halloween 2018 – Paisano Polls

Halloween 2018 - Paisano Polls

Kat Joseph, Maha Qadri, Kayla Burford, and Sam Flores

November 15, 2018

Happy Halloween! Roadrunners share their best/worst costumes and argue for their favorite candies.   Host- Kat Joseph Videographers- Kayla Burford, Sam Flores, Maha Qadri Video editors- Kat Joseph, Maha Qadri Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Assistant Multimedia Editor- Maha Qadri  ...

Costumes in the closet

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Seren Regalado

September 6, 2018

To my peers: I have not been truly honest about my identity and who I am as a person. I have something that I have been hiding for fear of judgement from those I hold dear. I can no longer contain this and must share my true feelings. To the University of Texas at San Antonio community, I, Seren Taj...

Oh, the Humanities #9

Adriene Goodwin

November 2, 2016

“One need not be a chamber to be haunted,/One need not be a house,” wrote American poet Emily Dickinson. “The brain has corridors surpassing/Material place.” Dickinson lived almost completely in isolation, and so much time alone with her own thoughts no doubt made way for ghostly whispers and wh...

Quit clowning around

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Annette Barraza

October 27, 2016

Stephen King thinks it is time to tone down the clown hysteria. As the writer of the book “It,” whose words crawled their way into a fear at best and a phobia at worst (later made into a movie that still haunts the halls of the subconscious of thousands of kids that grew up and are still afrai...

The only clowns we have to fear are ourselves

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Ricardo Rodriguez

October 27, 2016

It’s as if the world was suddenly plunged into a John Carpenter slasher film in what can only be described as the invasion of clowns. Recently, clowns have begun lurking in secluded places at night like empty roads or cemeteries to scare unsuspecting people. While some are harmless pranks, others have t...

Culture Box: Episode 3

Aidan Watson-Morris and Ricardo Rodriguez

October 25, 2016

Aidan, Seth, and Ricardo talk about the 2014 horror film It Follows and give their recommendations for Halloween-themed books and movies. Enjoy!

Oh, the Humanities #8

Adriene Goodwin

October 19, 2016

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” And that something wicked happens to be my black cat, Grimalkin. “Mal” for short. One of three cats (and one of three black animals) in our abode, Mal and her cronies are definitely what one might consider my familiars; my dæm...

Behind the Beat: The Grave Babes


October 23, 2015

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