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

Charter aims to codify justice reforms

Charter aims to codify justice reforms

Chloe Williams, Web and Social Editor January 31, 2023

San Antonio Justice Charter is a coalition led by ACT 4 SA, an organization working to shrink the impact of over-policing and mass incarceration in Bexar County, and Ground Game Texas, whose goal is...

Restricting the press restricts democracy

Restricting the press restricts democracy

Editorial Board January 24, 2023

The Texas Legislature, which commenced its biannual session earlier this month, announced that it would continue a measure from the COVID-19 pandemic that protected members of the legislature. The measure...

A dark cloud over democracy

A dark cloud over democracy

Jake Mireles, Assistant Opinion Editor November 22, 2022

After being largely absent from the political landscape, save for the occasional interview or post on Truth Social, Donald Trump is back to large amounts of fanfare. The former president, who tried to...

Fact or fiction: False information sparks conspiracy

Fact or fiction: False information sparks conspiracy

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

A hammer-wielding madman breaking into your home is something every rational human fears. While this scenario sounds outlandish, it recently became a reality for Paul Pelosi, husband of former Speaker...

The probability of holding politicians accountable

The probability of holding politicians accountable

Zahara Latson, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The idea of holding politicians accountable seems like something our government should do to uphold the honor and dignity of a true democracy. However, the amount of dirt constantly swept under the rug...

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Beto falls behind in making Texas blue

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Regardless of political stance, there were many important people to vote in this past election. In Texas, the race for governor came down to two men: Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Republican Greg Abbott....

From red tsunami to red ripple

From red tsunami to red ripple

Jake Mireles, Assistant Opinion Editor November 15, 2022

With the conclusion of the 2022 midterm elections, one thing has been made clear: the “red wave” of GOP victories predicted by many news outlets and political commentators as being unavoidable, never...

Laying waste to our future with elderly officials

Laying waste to our future with elderly officials

Morgain Locke, Contributor November 15, 2022

The 117th Congress saw an average age of 58.4 years for members of the House and 64.3 years for Senators. As young voters turn out in near-record numbers, our representatives only seem to be getting older....

Voters need to look past aesthetic

Voters need to look past aesthetic

Jake Mireles, Assistant Opinion Editor November 8, 2022

As the 2022 midterms have encompassed the national political stage, the face-off between Democratic nominee John Fetterman and Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat has emerged...

Our future in their hands

Our future in their hands

Morgain Locke, Contributing Writer October 18, 2022

Climate change is largely considered to be one of the most important issues of this generation. Even though it has been overshadowed by more recent political developments, such as abortion rights, student...

Immigration: Racism disguised as invasion

Immigration: Racism disguised as invasion

Jake Mireles, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

Since the conception of humanity, immigration has been a driving force of progress. Starting with the first human exodus from Africa, mankind has always moved towards greener pastures. In modern-day America,...

Is Obergefell v. Hodges next to be overturned?

Is Obergefell v. Hodges next to be overturned?

Editorial Board September 20, 2022

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) legalized same-sex marriage, but the restrictions could return in most states if the court decides, as it did with abortion, that such marriage is not...

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