The Paisano

Our thirst for bottled water

Water bottles

Robert Gibbions’

November 29, 2018

We don’t know how Dr. Robert Gibbons, M.D., survived past 20-years-old. Gibbons stated that while he was in college, he never carried a water bottle to class. He noticed that many of us had plastic water bottles and questioned why we brought them to class. Students said bottled water is cleaner, t...

MNLM: The case for a minimalistic lifestyle

Ethan Pham

January 18, 2017

Unsurprisingly, we live in a consumer-driven society with a rapid cyclic need to constantly upgrade. A lifestyle like this is something I believe to be unhealthy. I distinctly remember moments when I first became more concerned about our environment. I began to concern myself with the well-being of t...

Editorial: It’s time for San Antonio to adopt reusable shopping bags

April 2, 2013

It has been a month since the city of Austin first began regulating the use of plastic bags. The Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance controls the types of bags that can be distributed at local establishments, such as grocery and convenient stores. The new ordinance encourages the use of reusable bags. As...