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SAPD: Abolishing and defunding are not the same

Illustration by Amber Chin

Jaida Sloan, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Defunding the police is a referendum on American values and should not be confused with abolishing the police. In short, defunding the police can be described as the reallocation or redirection of funding away from police departments to other government agencies funded by local municipalities. The ce...

Precarious grieving: Mourning the legacy of RBG in uncertain times

Illustration by Amber Chin

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday. She survived previous bouts of cancer but did not this time. She left millions of vulnerable Americans and a vacant Supreme Court seat in a Republican-dominated government in her wake. We are left attempting to navigate the mourning of a figure whose...

Black Lives Matter March in San Antonio

September 6, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1y372iONDw Thousands of people came together in downtown San Antonio on May 30th to show their solidarity following the death of George Floyd. Videographers- Steven Moul Video editors- Jada Teague Multimedia Editor- Jada Teague Check out other videos from Th...

It’s time for corporate America to put their money where their mouth is

Saryvette Morales Cadiz

September 4, 2020

During recent years, it’s become increasingly popular to show support for social justice movements, and it’s reached the point of hitting the mainstream. Besides our family members, friends and colleagues, corporations have started taking space in these social movements. As a result of today’s...

Lackadaisical authority in the face of social justice

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Kristin Paredez, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2020

I am a Latina and my opinions and life experiences are not representative of how it feels to be Black in America. If you were to ask me whether I believe that looting and destruction of property during the recent unrest over the police murder of George Floyd was understandable, I'd have to say ye...

Birds of a Feather: How ‘Runners can cultivate a more inclusive campus

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Chris Garcia, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2020

“Birds of a Feather” is a saying we all know as Roadrunners. It accounts for the many different backgrounds that comprise our student body. When you step foot on UTSA’s campuses, one might notice the many different appearances within the endless wave of students. But as a community, we care...

Simping: The subtle art of misogyny

Illustration by Emmanuelle Maher

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

​Have you seen the term “simp” being used lately? I have, and I had no idea what it meant until a quick search online enlightened me with the latest Gen-Z lingo. “Simp” is actually an acronym I don’t find very pleasant. According to Men’s Health, it stands for “Sucker Idealizing Medioc...

Thank you, Bernie

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Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

We are all feeling a lot of emotions right now. Among a pandemic, the primary and all the other bad things that were already happening, it is easy and valid to feel hopeless. When I learned that Bernie suspended campaigning, my heart sank. A lot of people’s did. He gave a lot of people, especially you...

Offended ≠ Victim

Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Joseph Torres

October 23, 2019

Social movements have been part of our history for hundreds of years. They’ve served as fundamental ideological changes and promoted progressive reasoning for more inclusive societies around the world. From the labour movement to the civil rights movement, individuals seeking positive change are nothing...

Social justice on the playlist

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Ana Richie

September 27, 2018

How rap artists carry important messages within their lyrics Rap music has become overwhelmingly popular within the past few decades. From heavy bass lines over syncopated drums, to the poetic flows of artists who spit on the beat, many people enjoy listening to rap music at parties, during workouts ...

Promote and preserve what we march for

The Texas Senate Bill 485, 70th Legislature Regular Session. Chapter
159. Approved May 25, 1987 and Effective August 31, 1987 as
an optional holiday.
Courtesy of Chase Otero/The Paisano

Editorial Board

January 18, 2018

The large turnout at this year’s MLK March demonstrated San Antonians believe in community engagement in the name of social justice. At UTSA, leaders demonstrate those values every day, and programs aspire to preserve the history behind those values. To further promote social justice and activism,...

Why do we protest?

Why do we protest?

Kenyatta Battle

January 18, 2018

“Why do we march for peace, mom?’ ‘For the same reason, that you and I plant a tree, her mother answered. We plant a tree for the future hoping the tree we plant today will make tomorrow a better place. That is why we march my love… because I feel this need to make the future better… to plant anot...