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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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...

The power of poetry

The power of poetry

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor October 12, 2021

Since the pandemic, many people have been experiencing spikes in depression and anxiety. Mental Health America, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing mental health awareness, screened over...

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your month

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

it’s October now the feeling in my fingers is back again point to your body and tell me where you feel it   a visceral embodiment of  I love you but you’re emotionally draining...

VR (a poem)

VR (a poem)

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor September 28, 2021

This virtual reality  is getting out of hand. We stare into our screens and sink beneath  the waves of existence; through the chaos  and the wonder,  we listen as our hearts  beat...

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We Are Here

Kennedy Bustos, Managing Editor September 7, 2021

A sound haunts these streets. It echoes, it thrums. The screams of a people who were told to keep mum.   For years they've endured every action, every word. But the voices within...

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Paisano Poets

Ashley Ridoutt, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020

As a former, attention-seeking, young girl, I learned that intelligence induces a gold star, Impressive physical feats are followed with an ice cream swirl, And helping others prompted a prize...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Managing Editor September 1, 2020

  hindsight   i lost it on a tuesday night. it, i thought, being my hair tie or one of the dozens of lip balms I misplace everyday. it could have been the jokes you sometimes...

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Paisano Poets

Leslie Hicks , UTSA History Professor and Paisano Alumna April 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO Dear Dad – Thank you for teaching us how to live through Coronavirus / COVID-19 in 2020. You did not know in the 1970s that you were instructing us, oblivious Baby Boomers that we were. Some...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre...

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Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m...

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Poetry knows no borders: UTSA’s Professor Cano, M.A. teaches Spanish through poetry

Vanessa William November 13, 2019

Poems: SPN 1014 Spanish Heritage at UTSA Profesora Lilian L. Cano Doce años más tarde By: Victoria Chaires Eras mi padre, cuando tenía dos años, te amaba tanto. Entonces dijiste que tenías...

Quintanilla recites a piece to a captivated audience.

Speaking words of wisdom

Julia Maenius April 10, 2019

Octavio Quintanilla, professor at Our Lady of the Lake University and the first male poet laureate of San Antonio, held a poetry reading and visual showcase on April 4. Quintanilla put his new visual poetry...

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