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Does discord sow civil war?

Does discord sow civil war?

Joseph Hernandez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

“Do you think there’s going to be a civil war?” Ian asked me. We were standing outside Cowboys Dance Hall, the site of the Bernie Sanders rally I had just attended. Ian wasn’t a Bernie fan, though. He was here for a counter-rally being held outside Cowboys by anti-socialist conservatives,...

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Kimiya Factory

October 23, 2019

This part is tricky — the part of changing rape culture that means understanding that the people we trust can sometimes hurt us. In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want this week’s column to speak the truth. Violence can easily feel, look and sound like love; how do I...

Professor implements Restorative Justice Initiative

Professor implements Restorative Justice Initiative

Ryan Houston-Dial

March 27, 2019

UTSA criminal justice Professor Robert Rico is at the forefront of proposing the implementation of the Restorative Justice Initiative within UTSA and campuses nationwide. The Restorative Justice Initiative aims to provide peaceful conflict resolution between opposing parties before violence erupts or...

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Students Protest Sexual Assault at UTSA Event

Kat Joseph

January 24, 2019

UTSA students protested at the Light the Paseo event on Nov. 29. Videographers- Jada Teague, Kayla Burford Video editor- Kat Joseph Multimedia Editor- Kat Joseph Assistant Multimedia Editor- Maha Qadri...

Too close to home

Press gathers near First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Heather Montoya/The Paisano

Editorial staff

November 8, 2017

Our campus is a one-hour drive from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a shooter killed 26 people, but the gravity of the event feels no different than if it happened in Nevada or New York. It’s commonplace–it only interrupts our day for a few moments. President Taylor Ei...

This is protest

Vigil held in Las Vegas to concert shooting victims. Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Ben Shirani

October 25, 2017

A few weeks after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, where over 50 people died at the hands of gun violence, The Paisano printed a front page article that included the following statement: “While some view violence as chaotic, it is a tool of the protestor used when deemed necessary. There is a pla...

Violence and Masculinity

Justice Lovin

October 11, 2017

Part of the horror of mass shootings is their apparent arbitrariness. Unlike sanctioned violence—shootings by the military or police—mass shootings leave people thinking “that could have happened to me” and thus prompt a larger response. This is an essential difference between the two types of shoot...

UTSA Reacts to Charlottesville violence

Graphics by Chase Otero, The Paisano

Gaige Davila and Samuel De Leon

August 22, 2017

“You would think that [this ideology] wouldn’t have any place in today’s society at all,” Diamonque Jones, criminal justice student, said. Last July, over 200 community members of Charlottesville, Virginia, crowded the City Hall asking the city to cancel an August 12 rally against the remov...

Stop Rape Culture

April 21, 2015

We live in a rape culture. Underneath our society is an environment of unreported rapes and sexual assaults that occur when rape is ignored or normalized and victims are blamed or disbelieved. Sexual violence is a societal issue that extends to affect college campuses and the students that inhabit...