The Paisano

Bernie Sanders enters 2020 Presidential election

Alfonzo Mendoza

February 26, 2019

Following his 2020 presidential candidacy announcement, Sen. Bernie Sanders sent shock waves throughout the Democratic Party once again as his campaign contributions broke records. Receiving almost $5.9 million from 223,000 donors in the first 24 hours of his announcement eclipsed the previous first...

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Capitalism vs. Socialism

Justice Lovin and Chase Parsons

October 10, 2018

Capitalism I wrote my previous piece, which called for less radical political discourse, as a disclaimer, asking those who read my articles to view them as they actually are­–opinions. I corroborate thoughts with facts and logic, as opposed to feelings and emotions. This may ruffle a few ‘Runners feathers, but that’s the ...

‘Cancel our debt now!’

YDSA members protesting at the Sombrilla.

Kimiya Factory

October 2, 2018

Young Democratic Socialists of America protest at the Sombrilla On Sept. 26 at 11:50 a.m., UTSA’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) held an organized student walk-out protest to address the rising cost of tuition and debt Americans familiarly face after earning a colleg...


Logo Courtesy of UTSA YDSA

Heather Montoya

January 10, 2018

Last semester, four students involved in the Democratic Socialists of America wanted to start a youth chapter. Soon after, the YDSA chapter of UTSA developed and became a registered organization at the university. The organization holds weekly meetings focusing on political education and discussion of...

Democratic socialism debuts on campus

The rose is the most widely used symbol among socialists. Courtesy of DSA

Isaac Serna

February 8, 2017

In trend with the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) rise in national popularity, UTSA will have a DSA chapter in its city. San Antonio joins a list of cities with a newly recognized DSA by becoming Texas’ tenth chapter. Riley Metacalfe, UTSA graduate student, organized the chapter and estab...