The Paisano

On the outside looking in

Alex Hanks

April 23, 2019

Last week, I was watching the news and saw a viral video of a 15-year-old African-American high school student being detained by police in Broward County, Florida. The officers on the scene took the teen and pepper-sprayed, punched and slammed his face into the ground repeatedly. At this point, none...

White Privilege: “He was troubled”

President Donald Trump addresses media following the Parkland shooting.
Courtesy of the White House

Alejandro Lopez

February 21, 2018

In the wake of the recent Parkland shooting, a word that keeps reappearing in the media and the mouths of many politicians is “troubled.” Troubled may describe a situation or a person but certainly not Nikolas Cruz. This white young man has left 17 families to grieve and a nation in complete shock....