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

She is much more than what she was given

She is much more than what she was given

Misty Olawunmi, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The history of women’s representation in media, especially in films, has been relatively flawed and limited compared to men. According to Martha M. Lauzen from the Center for the Study of Women in Television...

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity breeds misogyny

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

“If my wife lets herself go after I have kids with her, I’m going to tell her, once: ‘If you don’t get your s–t together… If you can’t do that, I’m out.’ I still want to be sexually attracted...

Photo by Ethan Gullett

The 2020 VP bid that should have happened

Jaida Sloan, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may have made a fatal misstep in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate. Kamala Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.
Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Between the Lines

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...

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

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

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...

Illustration by Maha Qadri

Breaking the glass ceiling… and the atmosphere

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 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....

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...

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...

Ted Bundy isnt 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...

Serena Williams playing tennis

Choose your battles if you are a woman

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...

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...

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