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Coffee shops guide

Coffee shops guide

Raquel E. Alonzo

September 1, 2017

Are you getting tired of the long lines at Starbucks? Looking for a change of scenery to study? Need a new place to take your boo? Here’s a list of coffee shops that are sure to become your new hangout for any occasion. Barrio Barista (3735 Culebra Rd) Walking into Barrio Barista is comparable t...

Siesta time

Siesta time

Natalia Brookens

September 1, 2017

There’s a common list of important aspects of college life: grades, a social life, coffee and (above all else) napping. Napping becomes important when all the late night study sessions start to add up and the hours of sleep a student receives becomes increasingly smaller. Sometimes there aren’t enou...

Day trip fun

Day trip fun

Ethan Pham

September 1, 2017

Free weekends: that’s what I like most about university life. But sometimes deciding what to do is hard. Here are some day-vacations to spend alone or with your friends. Spend the day like a tourist This day is fun, even if you are new to the city. Spend the day exploring the city, vi...

College Survival Tips

College Survival Tips

Jessica Salinas

September 1, 2017

So you’ve been admitted to college. You’ve suffered through orientation and have registered for classes. Regardless of your year and classification, college is a learning process. You will learn so much about life and yourself throughout the next four to six years. Here is a condensed college survi...

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad

Gaige Davila

September 1, 2017

I studied abroad last spring in Italy via the “COLFA in Urbino” program. I returned to the States two months ago and picked up my on-campus job and position at The Paisano where I left them. I’m in the routine I had before I left, and it’s helped with adjusting to living in America again. I h...

Her Magic

Her Magic

Isaac Serna

September 1, 2017

Tucked in the bend of the living room couch, my darling slept. I brushed her baby hairs away from her forehead, paying special attention to her slumber. I didn’t cease watching her until the roll of the movie’s credits began. “My magic angel, I’ll guard you forever.” I murmured. The credits’ musi...

First Generation: Is there a clear definition?

First Generation: Is there a clear definition?

Diana Amaya

September 1, 2017

More than 11,000 students make up UTSA’s first-gen student population, but what exactly is a first-gen student? According to UTSA, first-gen students include anyone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. This definition technically makes me a first-gen stu...

Social media guru. Journalist. Story teller UTSA alumna

Social media guru. Journalist. Story teller UTSA alumna

Samantha Ceballos

September 1, 2017

From UTSA to arctic Canada, alumna has had a busy life post-graduation: gaining life experience, taking on new challenges, adventuring the world and having fun.  She has written for notable publications like The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance and the San Antonio Express-News. “Each of m...

Take a guess

Samantha Ceballos

September 1, 2017

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San Antonio’s Unique Urban Identity: A Little Old & a Little New

San Antonio’s Unique Urban Identity: A Little Old & a Little New

Enrique Bonilla

August 29, 2017

Music Vibes AMEA: A voice with passion and direction, self-sufficient and diverse. UTSA grad and sociologist, AMEA delivers a unique take on r&b, soul and hip-hop. The Oklahoma native recently wrapped up a Texas tour with SaAm Lao and Van Solo, her first music video for her single, “VayCay,” an...

Campus street style — Gender & Sexuality Issue

Campus street style — Gender & Sexuality Issue

Ryan Thompson and Chase Otero

March 7, 2017

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Meet Jade

Meet Jade

Enrique Bonilla

March 7, 2017

"The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy,” read a sincere and simple statement on the cover of the Jan. 2017 issue of National Geographic. Avery Jackson, the 9-year-old girl quoted on the cover, is transgender. Jackson belongs to a part of the LGBTQ+ community on ...