The Paisano

Between the Lines

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” She does this with her latest work of nonfiction, as with every book she published, writing...

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first meal since her thirteen-hour-long filibuster began. UTSA students laughed when Davis recalled her...

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

Illustration by Maha Qadri

Maha Qadri

November 20, 2019

UTSA’s Friday Lights Celestial Lights hosted their final presentation of the semester called, “Female Trailblazers in Astronomy: From Past to Present” by Dr. Dina Drozdov. Dr. Drozdov covered notable women in astronomy, from Pickering’s Women to the first upcoming all-female spacewalk. Edward...

Women of Mala Luna

Women of Mala Luna

Josefina Hernandez

October 30, 2019

The last weekend of October ended on a high note for the thousands that attended the Mala Luna Music Festival. One of Mala Luna’s most important aspects was having more female acts than the 2018 lineup. Canada’s finest, Jessie Reyez, performed for hundreds and poured her heart out as she sang for...

Joe Biden’s inability to hold himself accountable

Josh Peck

April 9, 2019

Recently, Joe Biden faced accusations from two women who claimed that he touched them inappropriately. The first was from Lucy Flores, a candidate for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014. She wrote an article on March 29 stating that then-Vice-President Biden had come up behind her, placed his hands...

Editorial: Boundaries haven’t changed–awareness has

Editorial Board and Katrina Clements

April 9, 2019

Potential presidential candidate Joe Biden has recently been accused of inappropriately touching two women during political events in 2009 and 2014. Following the accusations, Biden released a video stating that he will begin to be more conscious of people’s personal space and boundaries, since the...

Ted Bundy isn’t special

Ted Bundy isn't special

Alex Hanks

February 6, 2019

Ted Bundy isn’t special. He was able to alter the tone in his rhetoric to capture the attention of whom he was speaking to. Yet, this isn’t necessarily something he should be known for. Society perceives Bundy as the handsome and articulate psychology major who captured media attention. It made Ameri...

Choose your battles if you are a woman

Serena Williams playing tennis

Kimiya Factory

September 19, 2018

“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief.’ For me it blows my mind. But, I’m going to continue to fight for women.” said Serena Williams, after she called out a tennis umpire for sexism during a match. Racking up $17,000 in fees for game violations, Williams “lost it”...

Yes! Women Lead Community Forum

Emily Hubbard

April 4, 2018

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), a non-profit organization focused on the development of design professionals and creative voices, has come to San Antonio with a new initiative. The international organization houses over 66 chapters, 200 student organizations and more than 22,000 desig...

Women in STEM

Women are pushing for greater involvement in the male dominated STEM field.

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Heather Montoya

December 6, 2017

Professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) believe there needs to be a greater push for recruiting women in their fields. According to Nicole L. Beebe, Melvin Lachman distinguished professor, associate professor in cybersecurity and director of The Cyber Center for Security...

Being body positive must include every body

Being body positive must include every body

Editorial staff

April 5, 2016

Promoting a positive image for a specific body type can potentially alienate other body types in  a quest for self-love. There is unlimited availability of statistics on what an “average” woman looks like — height, weight, shoe size — but what constitutes an average woman? Seemingly body-positive...

Separate views, equal women

April 14, 2015

The feminist movement has a long history with many interpretations. It’s a common misconception that feminism aims to make women the social equals of men. While this isn’t totally false, it’s a problematic position to a multi-faceted argument, one where feminism is often interpreted as a negative...