The Paisano

Dissecting body shaming: It’s deeper than your feed

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Bella Nieto, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Ah, social media: the new American pastime. Although social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter have been criticized for their allowance of fake news, malicious political posturing and unjustifiable content which festers in the online social sphere, they remain a staple in daily l...

Masculinity so fragile you’re even scared to be clean

Illustration by Amber Chin

Blue Flores, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Straight men have increasingly been the butt of many hygiene jokes lately. TikTok has exposed men who don’t open up their butt cheeks in the shower, and Twitter has had unofficial competitions to find products with the most all-in-one ingredients. Have straight men found efficiency and value in these p...

The power online conformity has over us

Illustration by Jene Rigaud

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

April 17, 2020

In 1815, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote an essay titled “Thinking for Oneself” in which he essentially explored the polarity between the practice of self-thinking and adherence to social knowledge. He asserted that reading is a replacement for thoughts because the work of thinking is...

Fake woke, real woke

Fake woke, real woke

Kimiya Factory

January 31, 2018

Woke. The four letter word of 2017, made famous in Childish Gambino’s hit song Redbone. “Staying Woke” has become a wave everyone wants to get on. But really, what defines being or staying “woke?” Most believe woke is being “in the know” or pushing the parameters of mainstream knowledge and...

Commander-in-Tweet: The tale of two Twitters

Editorial staff

February 15, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump slammed Nordstrom department store on Twitter for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. People began questioning his commitment to swear off any potential business conflicts of interest. However, the tweet also brought to light two sides of President ...

Does it go down in the DMs?

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Samantha Ceballos

February 1, 2017

Social media is great if you want to share a special moment or just to get a thought off your mind (and maybe cause a political debate). A strange trend has emerged that I had not experienced until recently: “sliding in the DMs.” This phenomenon has killed the idea of romance and makes me fear op...