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

Who we were then and who we are now

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

I can vividly remember sitting in my dorm on campus with my best friend and then-roommate in March of 2020, halfway through the second semester of our freshman year of college. It was the week before spring...

A message in a bottle

A message in a bottle

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2021

I started taking antidepressants during my freshman year of college. I felt trapped inside my head and ridiculed by my own conscience. Now a senior, I am unapologetically open about my relationship with...

Graphic by Amber Chin

Pressure is a privilege

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

 During his Dallas Cowboys press conference after inking a massive four-year $160 million dollar contract, Dak Prescott said the phrase “pressure is a privilege” after reporters asked about Super...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Black men, your mental health matters

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor March 2, 2021

I am a black man in America. I enjoy manicures, romantic comedies and sometimes cry at the slightest inconveniences because it makes me feel better. I stand comfortable in my identity and don’t think...

Photo by Ryan Houston-Dial

Clarity at last

Alyssa Lopez, Contributing writer February 2, 2021

There was a certain vision in my head. A plan that I wanted to follow from the very beginning of college. My vision started with having my career path already picked out. Finish my basic classes within...

Photo by Robyn Castro

Your mental health still matters

Gauri Raje, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

2020 was a curveball; an outlier that caught everyone by surprise. The year, meant to mark the beginning of a new decade, turned into the year everything came to an abrupt halt as everyone tried to adjust...

Graphic by Ethan Gullett

Party rockin’ at the end of the world

Nick Garza, Contributing Writer January 26, 2021

“I’m going to quit smoking,” I declared proudly to my friends. “I just bought a gym membership!” exclaimed Aven. “I’m learning how to cook healthy food,” beamed Juan. It was eleven fifty-something,...

Experts explain how to handle mental health and trauma during COVID-19

Experts explain how to handle mental health and trauma during COVID-19

Josh Peck, News Editor May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions to lose their jobs, led to tens of thousands of tragic deaths and forced students to learn from laptops and Zoom meetings. Research published in the Journal of...

University makes changes to counseling and mental health services, student health services following external recommendations

University makes changes to counseling and mental health services, student health services following external recommendations

Breahna Luera, News Editor April 27, 2020

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Espy sent an email to the UTSA community on April 14 with an update on the President’s Initiative on Enriching Campus Wellbeing. The email...

Finding a Way to Handle the Heat and Stay in the Kitchen

Josh Peck, News Editor April 8, 2020

This semester is the first time I’ve felt stress this intense. I’ve always been a self-starter and rarely felt the expectations of others on me in my day-to-day life, but this semester is different....

Letter to Survivors

Letter to Survivors

Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator April 8, 2020

Pretending to be okay and acting like nothing happened is what survivors are told to do. One incident is not worse than the other. Rape is rape and should be treated as such. You are told “it’s...

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Eighmy gives update on campus well-being

Breahna Luera, News Editor March 4, 2020

UTSA President Dr. Taylor Eighmy sent students an update on campus well-being via email on Feb. 28. “Over the last couple of months, concerns have been raised regarding UTSA’s efforts to promote...

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