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

The age of misinformation

The age of misinformation

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

You would think that with the modern media’s remarkable ability to spread information and multimedia like wildfire, society would be more informed. Right?  While this may be true in some ways, access...

Is Ukraines torment becoming a social media sensation?

Is Ukraine’s torment becoming a social media sensation?

Maya Moreno, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Social media — shocking to no one — is catered specifically to keep a user engaged for as long as possible. Social media companies create algorithms to hold attention, and nothing holds attention better...

The mislabeling of AAVE as internet slang

The mislabeling of AAVE as internet slang

Saryvette Morales Cádiz, Arts & Life Editor March 8, 2022

Take any sociolinguistics class and you will eventually come across African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also known as Black English. For generations, African American communities have created their...

Leave it up to them

Leave it up to them

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2022

As we continue to navigate through the digital age using major social media platforms to normalize revealing the most private details of our lives on public accounts, we should start questioning the ethics...

Hold entitlement accountable

Hold entitlement accountable

Editorial Board January 25, 2022

On Jan. 8, a local UTSA sorority student went viral on TikTok for verbally assaulting a Whataburger employee. The video shows Charlee Malone shouting insulting, discriminating phrases such as, “You’re...

Is your “For You” page really for you?

Is your “For You” page really for you?

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

Without a doubt, the novel coronavirus has completely and wholly changed our lives as we know them. It has rewritten the status quo over and over and continues to tirelessly challenge everything we stand...

Students express mixed opinions about the efficacy of social media

Students express mixed opinions about the efficacy of social media

Gauri Raje, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2021

The 21st century is often referred to as the age of social media. College students in particular are a demographic whose daily lives are greatly affected by social media.  Overall, UTSA students expressed...

Paisano Poll: Social Media

Kaitlyn Rosas, Multimedia Editor October 26, 2021

Today the Paisano interviews students to ask their thoughts and opinions regarding the use of social media. Let see what the student have to say about social medias impact on productivity, mental health...

Care, dont compare

Care, don’t compare

Briah Ramos, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

In our generation, we were not introduced to social media: we were born into it and inevitably, it generated a sense of comparison that has become second nature to us. On multiple social media platforms,...

Terms and conditions apply

Terms and conditions apply

Jessica McLaren, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 4, Facebook’s servers, and subsequently everything that relies on those servers, were down for a total of about six hours. If you are one of Facebook’s 2.8 billion worldwide users,...

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,...

Pressure is a privilege

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...

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