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

Social media is exhausting

Social media is exhausting

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor September 14, 2021

The 21st century is often referred to as the age of social media, and rightly so. Today, platforms like Instagram and TikTok have gained enormous popularity and boast millions of users. Many young individuals,...

Graphic by Amber Chin

Pressure is a privilege

Ryan Houston-Dial, Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

 During his Dallas Cowboys press conference after inking a massive four-year $160 million dollar contract, Dak Prescott said the phrase “pressure is a privilege” after reporters asked about Super...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Dissecting body shaming: It’s deeper than your feed

Bella Nieto, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

Ah, social media: the new American pastime. Although social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for their allowance of fake news, malicious political posturing...

Illustration by Jene Rigaud

The power online conformity has over us

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator April 17, 2020

In 1815, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote an essay titled “Thinking for Oneself” in which he essentially explored the polarity between the practice of self-thinking and adherence to social...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Tik Tok will never be Vine, thankfully

Analisa Sulaica, Staff Writer April 5, 2020

In all honesty, I spend at least three hours on TikTok per day. Is this excessive? Probably. Am I embarrassed? Only slightly. However, I know I am not alone in traveling down the rabbit hole that is the...

photo by Lindsey Thomas

Big Sis Advice: Social Media Cringe

Kimiya Factory September 18, 2019

Social media has so many pros, but changing rape culture has definitely revealed the cons throughout the years. I’ve always been oblivious to the difference between adoration and harassment in my DMs,...

The dark side of social media

The dark side of social media

Joseph Torres February 20, 2019

I made a bold move and started to sit in the front row of my classes this semester. When I started classes last semester I was sitting around the middle of my classrooms trying to blend in; I didn’t...

Student government develops videos for mental health

Student government develops videos for mental health

Breahna Luera February 20, 2019

UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) is putting together a series of mental health videos. The videos, which will include student athletes who share their mental health testimonies, will be posted...

Photo Courtesy of Dominique Beltran

Big Sis: Social media & relationships

Kimiya Factory January 23, 2019

As Valentine’s Day approaches, along with the artificial flex of who got roses or taken out to dinner, an interesting and reoccuring conversation that I find prevalent in my life is the correlation between...

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I dare you to jump: ditching social media

Rebecca Saenz October 18, 2018

A few years ago, I deleted all of my social media, and doing so changed everything. Now I benefit from sharper focus, increased productivity, calmness, social confidence, and sense of self. I astonish...

Be Kind sticker on window

Be kind, rewind: keep an open mind

Editorial Board and Natalie Hollenbeck October 18, 2018

Is it 2018 in general, or has this been building for decades? It’s clear during highly emotional times, like elections, what our society’s problem is: overzealous aggression. Aggressive behavior, and...

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Is this the end of Facebook?

Anish Rao April 3, 2018

You may have heard about Facebook ‘s shady business practices and malicious data handling in the news cycle recently. Facebook is an integral part of everyone’s life whether we want to admit or not;...

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