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

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Full stop

Sanne Peek, Graphic Designer April 26, 2022

A period marks the end of a sentence, the end of thought, “The End!” what a monstrous fate;   but that’s just it, one ending does not a conclusion make: it doesn’t mark...

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Rehearsal

Rand Whitfield, Contributing Writer April 19, 2022

Chilling, sterile, recycled air enveloping me like a thin blanket on a wintery night. Bright, cold, hospitalic hallway ... it It didn't seem this cold before. It wasn't this cold before. It...

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At the Top

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordiantor April 12, 2022

I’ve never believed in my ability to climb the stairs. The ones I’ve always been warned to avoid,  the ones people have told me measure nothing of my worth,  but I can’t stop them from...

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I-35

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

My friend, Kurt, and I cruise at 110 down a small stretch of our glorious nation’s  arteries, made fatty and cramped by the gluttonous years. My view is accented by  Kurt’s blood-curdling...

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A Rose

Rand Whitfield , Staff Writer March 8, 2022

A rose is a rose Is a rose is a rose. A rose rose in defiance From cracks in the road,      A rose helped a man To charm his betrothed That one fateful evening On...

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Right person wrong time

Anonymous March 1, 2022

I honestly just hate you right now. I hate that you didn’t choose me.  I hate that it’s not me that you love more. And I hate that I’m mature enough to realize that it’s not you I hate.   I...

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Open Me Carefully

Lucia Llano, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Remember when you were a postcard            promising better things and                            I swallowed you in distance                                screaming,...

Dealing With Love

Dealing With Love

Jada Thomas, Copyediting Coordinator February 8, 2022

how does one cope with the reality  that they’ll never be the person somebody chooses to love?   and i don’t mean your friends who you can’t believe you’re  lucky enough...

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The Fairy Tale That I Deserve

Rand Whitfield, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

Why can’t I cry anymore?   I used to be able to.  I used to weep as I passed through The double-door threshold of Middle school, charging into waters Much better charted than those...

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Getting older

Jada Thomas , Staff Writer November 30, 2021

One night as I lay in bed, When the room was quiet but my mind was not A jarring reality hit me I’m getting older   Feeling distance tear away at the friendships That I left back...

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Scrape

Rand Whitfield, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

  January 30th, 2021 I got a scrape today I fell right off my bike And tumbled to the pathway Of a thousand tiny knives   From canyons on my arm Flowed snaking tears of...

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I have no clue

Anonymous October 19, 2021

It takes heart to know what your soul desperately needs And it took me a lifetime to find out what my soul wanted to be.  If I was a stronger person I wouldn't have listened to you I would have...

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