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

Love and politics

Love and politics

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts & Life Editor November 2, 2021

That’s it, you have found the one. You look them in the eyes and it feels like your heart is in your throat and the world has stopped; it’s like they were made for you. Conversation flows and you laugh...

Support LGBTQ+ youth

Support LGBTQ+ youth

October 26, 2021

The writer of this piece chose to remain anonymous. As you may notice, I am writing to you as an anonymous author. A brief explanation for this is that I am a queer person who has not yet come out to...

Balancing motherhood and higher education

Balancing motherhood and higher education

Laura Thevaos, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

Trigger warning: sexual assault Jackie is a senior community health major at UTSA and she works two jobs. In addition, she is a single mom. Her son Joaquin was born April 24, 2020, right at the beginning...

More about L*ve

More about L*ve

Nich Garza, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

There I stood on the edge of something incredible. Perched above a ravine of words, thoughts, and actions entirely my own, I could finally see the end. If not the end, then it might’ve at least been...

Three Words

Three Words

Nick Garza, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

It’s easy to ruin a good thing. All it takes is three words in a moment of passion or as we hold each other in the stillness of the night. When you realize you’ve finally found a soul worth knowing....

Paisanograms

Paisanograms

February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite guy. And, yes, Happy Valentine's Day to Sandy, too. Love, Diane —————————————————————————————————————————— Diane, Thank...

Mid-semester self care

Alex Hanks April 2, 2019

With the home stretch of the semester commencing, stress levels on campus seem to be at peak levels. Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, for many of you (including myself) that light seems...

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7

Dear AJ: How can I love myself and my body?

Alejandro Lopez March 6, 2019

Hello loyal and fellow readers. I hope you are preparing for your week long vacation (Spring Break) or if you work, it’ll just be a normal week, sorry! With Spring Break comes: intoxicated college and...

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7

Dear AJ: Don’t feel single on Valentine’s Day

Alejandro Lopez February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to not only to St. Valentine, but to “romance.” This may be a wonderful day for loving individuals in relationships, but for those that don’t have a significant...

Old Flames Renewed

Old Flames Renewed

Rolando Ramos February 13, 2019

Ugh...this is it. I mean Karlie told me she’d call me today. RING RING! Here we go…I press send on my cell phone, my hand shaking. “H-h-hello?” I say. Real smooth, genius. “Hey, is this Eddie?”...

Photos courtesy of Ethan Pham/The Paisano

PLUR

Ethan Pham March 30, 2018

Peace. Love. Unity. Respect. PLUR is the four letter acronym that nearly everyone in the rave community knows by heart. PLUR is a term that transcends the dance floors and bass-ridden spaces of the...

Dating invisible people. Graphic by Chase Otero

The one that got away

Kimiya Factory November 8, 2017

Light brown, almost hazel eyes. Golden brown skin. Little blonde hairs that compliment geometric tattoos that dance up and down his forearm. When you care about someone, deeply care about someone, every...

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