The Paisano

Peas on Earth

Hand drawn graphic of vegetables and a carton of French fries

Katrina Clements

August 30, 2018

Excess production and consumption of meat and dairy has led to a dying planet  Raised awareness of human contribution to the downfall of our environment has made some individuals ask themselves, “What can I do to make a change?” One of the most popular eco-friendly trends has been transitioning...

A Southern Texas vegan

Natalie Hollenbeck

March 7, 2018

I am a part of a minority, and minorities are often faced with judgement and scrutiny. I am a vegan in southern Texas—the land of BBQ, unhealthy foods and habits. I abstain from all meat, dairy, cheese and honey. Naturally, everyone asks the same question. Why? I made this bold choice after a s...

Vegan Thanksgiving

Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Katrina Clements

November 15, 2017

When the holiday season rolls around, we tend to think of going home, spending quality time with friends and family and most importantly, eating food. This season is especially exciting for most people because it is a time of indulgence and feasting on all the great home-cooked traditional foods we grew up w...

Venturously Vegan

Venturously Vegan


October 4, 2016

Eating your veggies has never been so popular. Over the past few years, vegan and vegetarian diets have become increasingly common, beginning the question why, exactly, has eating plant-based and cutting out animal products or by-products become so popular. For many people, the difference between ...

Unforeseen vegan privilege

Unforeseen vegan privilege

Elizabeth Davis

May 4, 2016

Recently, I was scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed when a certain thread of tweets caught my eye. The posts, sent out by Twitter user Hiba Khan (a friend of mine from high school), began as a criticism to veganism, stating “Vegans always tryna force their ways down everyone’s throats” – a claim ...