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

Should internships be mandatory?

Should internships be mandatory?

Courtney Montalvo, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

College students spend four-plus years of their lives pursuing a degree to get a good-paying job after graduation. During their years in college, most students work part-time jobs that don’t utilize...

Campus should be more accessible

Campus should be more accessible

Areebah Bharmal, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

We have all experienced that moment when we are running across campus because we are late to class, or to meet a friend. A lot of the time that means jogging up the stairs in the Student Union or taking...

Blurring the gender-binary

Blurring the gender-binary

Courtney Montalvo, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Harry Styles has released a new gender-fluid beauty product line called ‘‘Pleasing.’’ The singer announced the launch on his social media accounts on Nov. 16. The line includes five items: The...

Nostalgia for the now

Nostalgia for the now

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor November 30, 2021

Nostalgia — “pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again.”  Upon near-death experiences, we often hear that our life...

Crossing into uncharted territory

Crossing into uncharted territory

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

There are these brief moments right after you wake up in the morning when you almost struggle to remember who you are and why you’re here. It’s like you’re completely void of any grasp on reality...

Books arent made for burning

Books aren’t made for burning

Jessica McLaren and Angie Santos November 16, 2021

“Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.” So wrote Heinrich Heine, one of Germany’s greatest poets — Heine spoke of book burning, a practice involving the burning of books...

Disarming divinity: use religion as a mirror, not a weapon

Disarming divinity: use religion as a mirror, not a weapon

Lucy Llano, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

Religion has an omnipotent chokehold on humanity. It proves itself to be, inexplicably, a force unlike any other. A powerful catalyst for society, and consequently, when paired with bigotry, a dangerous...

Grief isnt something you overcome

Grief isn’t something you overcome

Laynie Clark, Assistant Arts and Life Editor November 16, 2021

There are five stages of grief, or so they say. Unfortunately, grief is not as linear as people make it out to be — it is one of the most consuming emotions to ever exist. The worst part of grief is...

You are more than your work title

You are more than your work title

Sanne Peek, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Where does life begin and work stop? The American philosophy ingrained deep within society is that an individual has to work extremely hard in order to receive an ounce of success. While I find this value...

Dont tell me how to feel

Don’t tell me how to feel

Joanna Paje, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

The double-edged sword of emotional intelligence is a weapon that so many people don’t even realize they wield.  The Oxford Languages Dictionary, defines emotional intelligence as “the capacity...

Animals have the power to heal

Animals have the power to heal

Omar Ceja, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

Adjusting to a new way of living is difficult for many incoming and current college students. Whether you’re moving to San Antonio by yourself or with friends, the start of a new chapter can lay heavy...

Sex education is a human right

Sex education is a human right

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

Trigger warning: sexual violence, sexual assault and rape Sex education— for many, this phrase probably brings memories of snickering in the back of the classroom during some sort of inept condom...

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