The Paisano

Looking past Pence’s fly: key takeaways from the VP debate

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Bella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

Last Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate. The main takeaway for many was the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s hair. In a year that has proved to be a cornucopia of bad luck for many, it’s comforting to know that even the m...

Cornyn vs. Hegar: the Senate race that could evolve (or devolve) Texas

Cornyn vs. Hegar: the Senate race that could evolve (or devolve) Texas

Joseph Hernandez, Copyediting Coordinator

October 13, 2020

Amidst the tidal wave of attention devoted to the presidential election that comes around every four years, it’s easy for down-ballot elections to go relatively ignored by many voters. But these races are just as — and in some cases, more — important than the main event. One big election that Texa...

All or nothing: local candidates and the stake they have in Texas public schools

Photo by Robyn Castro

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2020

At this point in the year, we have all affirmed that things are different now. Uncertainty has run the show, and more specifically, our schools. President Trump and his team have emphasized throughout the pandemic the urgency America’s public schools must have to re-open. But ultimately, local candidate...

POTUS takes ‘Teflon President’ to new heights with release of ‘Rage’

Illustration by Analisa Sulacia

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 22, 2020

Last Tuesday, Washington Post’s Associate Editor Bob Woodward published “Rage,” a tell-all book giving a synopsis of various interviews between Woodward and President Trump. The president’s love for North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un, his relationship with Dr. Fauci and some very telling rhetoric ...

Thank you, Bernie

Photo by Alex Hanks

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

We are all feeling a lot of emotions right now. Among a pandemic, the primary and all the other bad things that were already happening, it is easy and valid to feel hopeless. When I learned that Bernie suspended campaigning, my heart sank. A lot of people’s did. He gave a lot of people, especially you...