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Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization that supports the San Antonio arts community by putting on the festival each year. The Board of...

Paid sick leave: the time is now

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

If San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave (SSL) law had not been blocked by a lawsuit from a collection of small business owners, San Antonio workers could have begun accruing paid sick time on Dec. 1, 2019. Anyone working 40 hours per week in the city could have collected 21 hours of paid sick time by March ...

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Letter from Editor-in-Chief Rudy Sanchez

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

  Dear Reader, Since 1981, The Paisano has served the UTSA community with its independent reporting of campus events. Despite the current pandemic of COVID-19 and UTSA’s recent halting of operations, The Paisano’s 40-year commitment to the UTSA community is not going away. Over the la...

Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan, though. He was here for a counter-rally being held outside Cowboys by anti-socialist conservatives,...

Warren campaigns in SA

Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro embrace at Warren’s San Antonio rally. Castro
has endorsed Warren for president since he dropped out of the presidential race several month ago.

Breahna Luera, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren held a town hall at Sunset Station on Feb. 27 to promote her campaign before the Texas primaries on March 3. She was joined by former Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro, who suspended his campaign for president on Jan. 2. The event began at 7 p.m. with Castro coming on stage...

We are no great nation

We are no great nation

Ben Shirani, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Elizabeth Warren hosted a town hall Thursday at San Antonio’s historic Sunset Station. She was noticeably tired, evidence that her grueling schedule of eight campaign stops across seven states and performances in three national debates during February alone has taken a toll. However, Warren’s stumping...

When will Snoop Dogg learn?

When will Snoop Dogg learn?

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

On Feb. 26, Snoop Dogg visited Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show, “Red Table Talk,” to discuss his recent controversy with Gayle King. In early February, Snoop took to Instagram to express his anger at King for interviewing Lisa Leslie and asking her questions about how Kobe Bryant’s controversial...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits San Antonio

Senator Bernie Sanders celebrates Nevada caucus victory. Sanders is
visiting Texas approximately a week away from the state’s primary.

Ana Lorant, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders held a rally at Cowboys Dance Hall on Saturday, Feb. 22, in preparation for Super Tuesday on March 3, the day Texas and 13 other states vote in their primaries. At the Feb. 22 rally, he spoke about his policies and celebrated that day’s earlier...

Spurs struggle in fourth quarter, once again

Spurs struggle in fourth quarter, once again

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The San Antonio Spurs are currently sitting at the ninth seed in the Western Conference as they approach the middle of the season. The Spurs are a game and a half behind the Memphis Grizzlies for a playoff spot and 15.5 games behind the Lakers, who are sitting at the first seed. This week, the Spurs...

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Gun violence: an SA epidemic

Cheyenne Morton, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

With another shooting taking headline news in San Antonio this past week, Americans across the nation are left to reflect on just how often gun violence takes place in our country. We’ve grown so accustomed to the violence and the killings. When another shooting is broadcasted, our life progresses as...

Spurs Continue Losing Streak

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Dalton Hartmann

November 20, 2019

The San Antonio Spurs are currently on a five-game losing streak, which, in the Western Conference, is going to be hard to recover from since the West is stacked with great teams. The Spurs’ biggest struggle is their inability to close out games. The most notable example is the game against the Atlanta...

Putting San Antonio on new waves: Q&A chat with local up and coming artist DJ Papi Wave

Photo courtesy of @domsquiat

Kimiya Factory

November 20, 2019

Q: When did music become an important aspect of your life? A: Music has been a big part of life from a very young age. My first real memories of music are from my mom. She’d always play music when we had to clean the house, and I never understood why. I used to hate it then because I didn...