The Paisano

Researchers promote Latinx participation in STEM field

Dr. Timothy Yuen received an NSF grant to train
Latinx SAISD educators to teach computer science.
Yuen seeks to diversify Latinx participation in STEM. Photo courtesy of Courtney Clevenger.

Josh Peck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

A group of UTSA researchers has partnered with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) to diversify the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field starting at the high school level by training Latinx educators to become computer science teachers. Dr. Timothy Yuen, associate profess...

¡Eso Es! Fest heads to San Antonio

Singers ignite the crowd. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Laura C.

September 4, 2019

Last Wednesday at the Paper Tiger and put on by South Texas based booking group, Margin Walker, ¡Eso Es! was a summer party celebrating the diversity of Latinx artists consisting well-known acts such as Neon Indian, Empress Of, La Goony Chonga, Bidi Bidi Banda and Luna Luna. Local DJs (and St. Mary’s...

Being biracial: How racial stigmas complicate cultural identity

Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez

October 26, 2018

In my life, I have seen how others can be systematically privileged or oppressed purely by the color their skin. I am biracial – half-mexican, half-white. My father is Mexican-American and my mother is from Washington State with European heritage. She even bought a $80 DNA kit just to tell her exactly...

Q&A with Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Photo of Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Vivian Guillen

March 30, 2018

UTSA professor Jackie Cuevas, Ph.D, teaches Chicana Feminist Writers, Mexican American Literature, Feminist Theory/Literary Theories, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and much more, with most of her English courses cross-listed with Mexican American Studies and Women’s Studies. In 2016, Cuevas was...

Breaking barriers through musica Latina

Image of a music mic.
Graphic courtesy of Samantha Ceballos/The Paisano

Gabriella Alderete-Cruz

March 30, 2018

One of the most profound things about music is its universality− the language of music can easily transport anyone to a time, a place, or a feeling. I first heard of the Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade six months ago, and she is now one of my favorite artists. Lafourcade’s ability to transcend...

Chifladas y Chingonas

Photo courtesy of Chifladazine

Devin De Leon

October 11, 2017

Local DIY zine outlet releases 3rd volume this Friday at La Botanica. Local magazine, Chifladazine, is celebrating the release of its latest volume this Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. at La Botanica off of St. Mary’s St. Four poets will read at the event and there will be a performance by a Kumbia DJ grou...

UTSA celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

Bidi Bidi Banda performs for Calle UTSA in front of the HEB UC. Photo Courtesy of Ann Margaret Trujillo, Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion.

Leah Feneley

October 4, 2017

Several programs and organizations at UTSA are hosting a series of events celebrating the heritages, histories and cultures of the Hispanic and LatinX communities present on campus and around the world during National Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of ...