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

Risking our lives should not be trendy

Risking our lives should not be trendy

Sam Wendorf, Contributor November 15, 2022

The Kia Challenge is the latest in a long string of TikTok trends. It is hard to miss trends — one person will do something that gains attention, and others follow, hoping to garner the same attention...

Realist or Racist?

Realist or Racist?

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor November 8, 2022

On Oct. 28, 2022, Elon Musk officially took control of Twitter, becoming the company’s new CEO. In April, Musk originally pitched the idea of buying Twitter so he could make it a digital “safe haven”...

Is social media the death of originality?

Is social media the death of originality?

Nate Henneke, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

Originality: Everyone likes to think they are unique and special, but the sad truth is that billions of people have come before us and billions will come after. Yet individual humans are still special....

Social media ruins social discourse

Social media ruins social discourse

Dafny Flores, Intern October 11, 2022

Nowadays, people wake up and scroll through Twitter to gain information as if it is the morning newspaper. The 280 characters in a tweet inform people about a topic that they are often unaware of. If 280...

The price of our humanity

The price of our humanity

Misty Olawunmi, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

What does the world lack? There are many answers to this question, but here is one: empathy. Now more than ever, dehumanization — the act of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities such...

Censorship in American politics

Censorship in American politics

Nate Henneke, Contributing Writer August 30, 2022

The political landscape of the United States is as volatile as it is divided. Social media platforms like Twitter have become a warzone, where users must tread lightly or they could fall victim to the...

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...

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