The Paisano

Election 2020: Immigration must become a priority for candidates

Illustration by Amber Chin

Marina Cruz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

In the midst of the 2020 presidential election, an issue that hasn’t been fully discussed by the two candidates is immigration reform, and particularly the role of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  As we saw in the recent presidential and vice presidential debates, both parties never tou...

Nobel Nonsense

Illustration by Amber Chin

Isabella Nieto, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize, created in 1895, has, for over a century, been given to the individual who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” The jury is still out on whethe...

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

President Trump’s corruption warrants impeachment

Josh Peck

October 9, 2019

After leaving office, President Donald Trump will be regarded across the world as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States. From cruel policies that purposefully separate children from their parents to his affection toward autocrats and his virulent racism, nearly every move this...

The change we wish to see: San Antonio plays their part in the fight against climate change

Photo by Robin Molina

Robin Molina

September 24, 2019

Before the crowd proliferated through the streets for the Youth Climate Strike, an event part of the global climate strike and hosted by Operation Climate SA, Public Citizen Texas, Society of Native Nations and Climate Action SA. All organizations gathered at the front of the Municipal Court to h...

“This is the end of my presidency”

Josh Peck

April 23, 2019

“This is the end of my presidency. I’m f––d.” This is what President Donald Trump said after he learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had been appointed to conduct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This quote was unearthed in the report...

Presidential Allegations: The credibility of Michael Cohen’s testimony

Rudy Sanchez and Alex Hanks

March 6, 2019

Last Wednesday Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer— turned righteous whistleblower— for Donald Trump, tried to set the record straight concerning Trump’s enigmatic legacy in a lurid testimony before the Congressional Oversight Committee. The hearing, fraught with legal and political jargo...

Washington Post sued

Shelly Moreno

March 6, 2019

Symbolism runs deep in the MAGA hat. It’s so strong that a picture of someone wearing it gets plenty of attention. Celebrities and common people who wear the hat to represent their support are silently stating their position. On Feb. 20, The Washington Post Co. published an article regarding 16-year-old...

Something is rotten in the state of the union

Something is rotten in the state of the union

Rudy Sanchez

February 13, 2019

In his second State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump claimed his agenda was neither Republican nor Democratic; instead, it was “the agenda of the American people.” Trump’s unifying tone eventually turned sour with fear-mongering tactics of partisan hackery; the kind of banal rhetoric one...

The Great Wall of San Antonio

The Great Wall of San Antonio

Shelly Moreno

February 6, 2019

Why not celebrate this year’s Cinco de Mayo looking for a wall? No, not your bedroom wall or the bathroom wall. Nope, not the graffiti wall with the Loteria symbol of “La Escalera.” I mean the wall we have here in our city that has allegedly helped decrease crime, according to President Trump....

Wake up Mr. West

Kanye wearing his MAGA hat

Adrianne Kristianto

November 1, 2018

Rapper. Record producer. Fashion designer. Entrepreneur. Misunderstood. While everyone’s mind is racing in fear for this nation’s condition, Kanye West – a pillar in today’s hip-hop and rap world – confessed his adoration for the 45th president of the United States. It all started when he ...

Closet politics: UTSA Trump-supporters, comfort and censorship

Rebecca Saenz

September 6, 2018

Teenage Trump-supporter Hunter Richard was assaulted at a San Antonio Whataburger this past July. Assailant Kino Jimenez cursed at him, threw a drink at him and stole his “Make America Great Again” hat. This discrimination-gone-viral confirms that loathsome sentiments against Trump-supporters and...

Paris climate discord

The Paris Agreement was signed on Apr. 22, 2016.

Ricardo Rodriguez

June 8, 2017

On Thursday, President Trump announced America’s exit from the Paris Agreement, an agreement that unified 194 countries towards the singular goal of reducing emissions and the impact of climate change. America will be the only major country to not participate, despite being second only to China as t...