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

UTSA professors use podcasting as a tool to educate and inspire

UTSA professors use podcasting as a tool to educate and inspire

Mason Hickok, Web Editor March 22, 2022

Two UTSA professors joined a team of researchers from across the nation in creating a podcast that innovates how researchers break down music theory concepts. The podcast — colloquially referred to as...

Grieving our self-awareness

Grieving our self-awareness

Amanda Sellers, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

The anguish of self-expectation that mirrors her first album, “Lush,” now having been released 10 years ago, makes itself known in Mitski’s newest work. “Laurel Hell” is reminiscent of an unreleased...

Review: ‘Summer of Soul’

Review: ‘Summer of Soul’

Mason Hickok, Web Editor February 15, 2022

The year is 1969. July 24, 1969, to be exact. Neil Armstrong has landed on the moon, the Manson family is soon to enact their bloody rampage and it is the summer of Woodstock. Though, on this day, a seminal...

Music majors rehearsing in the Recital Hall. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Art and music majors – journey to campus

Guissel Mora, Contributing Writer October 26, 2021

Art and music are two very interactive pathways, students majoring in these fields rely heavily on their peers’ feedback and the spaces provided by UTSA for inspiration and motivation — something many...

Graphic by Gauri Raje

Did the Grammy’s snub the Bangtan Boys? K-Pop stans think so

Gauri Raje, Staff writer March 23, 2021

BTS made history after becoming the first K-pop group to receive a nomination at the 63rd Grammy Awards for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.’ The group also got to perform their hit single ‘Dynamite’...

Graphic by Amber Chin

Poetic injustice: Rap lyrics as evidence

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer February 5, 2021

Just because your bar goes hard does not necessarily mean you should be locked behind bars. America regards most creative art forms as just that—creative fiction escape. One would not presume that Johnny...

Photo courtesy of Madison Florence

Parker McCollum on the inspirations behind his new EP, ‘Hollywood Gold’

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2020

Parker McCollum, otherwise known as the The Limestone Kid, has released a new EP, “Hollywood Gold,” following his top-charted 2017 album “Probably Wrong.” McCollum released the six-track EP,...

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Musician of the week: Giveon

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator April 8, 2020

From collaborating with Sevn Thomas and Snoh Aalegra to being featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the emerging R&B singer Giveon has swooned the ears of many listeners with his ardent vocals....

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Baby Keem is destined to be a staple in hip-hop

Alex Hanks , Opinion Editor April 8, 2020

Rapper Hykeem Jamaal Carter, Jr., better known under his stage name “Baby Keem,” has had a swift rise to fame in the hip-hop industry. His hit song “ORANGE SODA” from his second studio mixtape,...

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator February 11, 2020

Soulful with a groovy aftertaste, Phony Ppl’s music is not for the close-minded. With their album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” peaking at number 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart, number 15...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after...

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