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

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...

Graphic by Alex Hanks

An end of an error

Editorial Board January 22, 2021

In January 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Since then, President Trump has conducted himself in a cowardly, morally appalling, and highly unprofessional manner....

Graphic by Alex Hanks

Dissecting body shaming: It’s deeper than your feed

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...

Illustration by Amber Chin

Masculinity so fragile you’re even scared to be clean

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...

Illustration by Jene Rigaud

The power online conformity has over us

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...

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?”...

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...

Graphic by Tristan Ipock

Does it go down in the DMs?

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:...

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