The Paisano

Offended ≠ Victim

Offended ≠ Victim

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

Social justice on the playlist

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

Promote and preserve what we march for

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...

Navigating history

Navigating history

Heather Montoya

January 18, 2018

UTSA students return from 6th annual CRSJ Experience UTSA students attended a Civil Rights and Social Justice Trip coordinated by the Student Leadership Center (SLC) just before the Spring 2018 semester. Students left for the trip on Jan. 2 and returned on Jan. 6. The trip’s affordability and the...

Dr. Hill calls for activism: CNN political contributor discusses social justice

Dr. Hill calls for activism: CNN political contributor discusses social justice

Jeremiah Hobbs

January 18, 2017

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday brought knowledge and encouragement to the city of San Antonio. Distinguished Professor of African American Studies and CNN political contributor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill visited Trinity University. The MLK Jr. Commission presented a lecture titled, “From Segregation to ...