The Paisano

Planting the seed of literacy

Planting the seed of literacy

Kasandra Parker, Marketing Manager

February 4, 2020

Bursting with anticipation, children sat around Jon Lasser as he patiently pulled various items out of his basket. “Is this a seed?” He would ask as he pulled out objects such as pinto beans, eggs, bones and a mistletoe. Many kids engaged Lasser with enthusiastic answers and impressive facts of thei...

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Texas courts don’t commit murder

Dawson Fagan

November 20, 2019

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed Rodney Reed’s execution, pending further court mediation. This decision came just five days before the scheduled execution date of Nov. 20. The Texas Supreme Court handed the case back to the trial courts of Bastrop, Texas, where it will be further adjudicated. Stacey...

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Adobe Creative Cloud available for UTSA

Heather Montoya

October 23, 2019

At the beginning of this semester, UTSA became the first four-year public university in Texas designated as an Adobe Creative Campus. The Adobe Creative Campus program aims to promote digital literacy in higher education. “As the first four-year public university in Texas to be designated an Adobe...

One wall, no ecosystem

One wall, no ecosystem

Leonardo Garcia

October 16, 2019

The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center presented a screening of the Texas-based documentary film "The River and The Wall." The film chronicles five friends as they travel 1,200 miles on horses, mountain bikes and canoes along the Texas border documenting the impact of the border wall on the environment. The...

More than music

More than music

Amber Chin

October 16, 2019

In addition to seeing performances by their favorite artists, Austin City Limits (ACL) attendees can visit ACL Cares, a section of the festival devoted to showcasing non-profits. Among this year’s organizations are the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and ...

My Experience at Area 51

My Experience at Area 51

Leonardo Garcia

October 10, 2019

I touched my face and rubbed my eyes because they were hurting from how late it was. It was already Friday and I had a test in the morning; 8:30 a.m. to be exact. The silence along with the AC made me feel so cozy, making me wonder if I really wanted to take the test. Who knows? Maybe I could say I ...

A pharm fresh take on clean eating

A pharm fresh take on clean eating

Kasandra Parker

October 2, 2019

With the growing consciousness surrounding food quality in today’s society, it’s no surprise that San Antonio is joining the movement. Now more than ever, restaurants with local, farm fresh foods are popping up in San Antonio to promote a farm to fork eating experience. No restaurant does qua...

First Friday

First Friday

Sofia Garcia

September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries has progressed into a collection of restaurants with diverse menus, up and coming artists and ...

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Column: Big SisKeep your blinders on

Kimiya Factory

September 11, 2019

Sometimes I give up – when somebody is defending rape culture, I am guilty of tuning out. I think to myself, “They’ll never get it.” But over time, I’ve learned that they will – at least that’s what I have to tell myself. However, I like to think that in an ideal future, people who...

Crush the crisis

Crush the crisis

Breahna Luera

September 11, 2019

Crush the Crisis - Opioid Take Back Day was hosted by volunteers with the Methodist Healthcare hospitals on Saturday, Sept. 7. There were about 80 Methodist hospitals nationwide that participated, and three of San Antonio’s hospitals were part of the movement. There were three drive-by locations w...

A refreshing angle to medicine

A refreshing angle to medicine

Kasandra Parker

September 11, 2019

People flowed in and out of the Brick at The Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday for the Aloe-Me Holistic Wellness Fair. The first of its kind, Aloe-Me presents a unique set of Holistic Wellness vendors including DDS Bioelectric practitioners, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Life Adventure...

Ten Places to Spend Valentine’s Week

Ten Places to Spend Valentine’s Week

Jordan Locke

February 13, 2019

In my household, we don’t celebrate birth-days, but rather birth-weeks, because who wouldn’t want a week of celebration dedicated to them? The same goes for all holidays, at least in my household, centered around another person. We celebrate all seven days of father’s week, mother’s week, etc. Wh...