The Paisano

Precarious grieving: Mourning the legacy of RBG in uncertain times

Illustration by Amber Chin

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday. She survived previous bouts of cancer but did not this time. She left millions of vulnerable Americans and a vacant Supreme Court seat in a Republican-dominated government in her wake. We are left attempting to navigate the mourning of a figure whose...

These legs were made for marching

These legs were made for marching

Heather Montoya

March 30, 2018

Marching. Where would women be without it? American women have historically held marches to call for justice when justice was denied. Women marched for the right to vote, equal rights, gun control, the right to make choices for themselves and other social injustices. Without marching, would women...

San Antonio Women March

The protest was peaceful with many children, babies and dogs in attendance. A young girl standing
next to her mother held a sign that stated “Keep your tiny hands off my rights”. Caroline Traylor, The Paisano

Alex Birnel

January 25, 2017

The chants were coming from quixotic speakers all throughout the procession. At one moment, the classic call and response “What do we want?” “Justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” was initiated by a little girl brandishing a gavel much larger than her tiny hands. She was dressed as S...

Did you march?

Brianna Orta raises a fist in solidarity. Brianna Orta, The Paisano

Brianna Orta

January 25, 2017

This past weekend in cities all across the world women and allies took to the streets in peaceful marches to stand in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our health, our safety and for the future generations to come. Over 2 million people across the world participated in a historic event that wa...

No Kidding: Defending the child-free life

No Kidding: Defending the child-free life

Samantha Jones

January 25, 2017

First comes love, then comes marriage—then comes the couple with the baby carriage! From the moment they are born, women are groomed by society for motherhood. Easy-Bake Ovens, pretend kitchenettes, and tiny baby dolls that cry, drink formula, and wet themselves are the toys marketed to young girl...

Oh, the Humanities! #2

Adriene Goodwin

September 7, 2016

Spoilers ahead: Rosemary’s Baby is a horror classic memorable for both the film’s horrific plot and the historic events that occurred in the life of its director, Roman Polanski. The darkest element of the film’s tragic irony is that despite Polanski’s contempt for sexual assault (as addresse...