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Everyone who has spent more than a few weeks in San Antonio knows about Fiesta. But how many of us know why we have Fiesta? I didn’t, so here’s a little crash course of the History of San Antonio’s iconic celebration. The scope of Fiesta San Antonio has grown into a massive and unique city-wide celebration. More than 100 events take place over 17 days, and take around 75,000 volunteers to coordinate. This year’s fiesta...

We’re all familiar with romantic comedies. It’s fun to indulge in the hopeful world of rom-coms, where stories are simple and happy endings are guaranteed. “Love,” the hardly-new-anymore series produced by Judd Apatow is technically a romantic comedy, but is unlike all its predecessors. The show is an experiment in form, made possible by the fact that it is not a movie nor a conventional television show, but a Netflix show. Minor spoilers ahead. Many...

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At about 6:55 p.m, people started being directed to the overflow room, since every seat in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall had been filled by an eager, talkative crowd. The stage was not set for a traditional lecture: instead of a podium or a lectern, there was a brown leather couch and a small coffee table. From this cozy setting, feminist essayist and writer Roxane Gay invited the audience to have a conversation. Gay opened...

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“So “” I’m gonna talk about periods for a little bit.” If you stepped into the Fiesta room on Monday night, you might have heard Emily Bourgeois speaking those words from a raised platform. You would have probably noticed the large crowd of women wearing lavender shirts, sitting cross-legged on that same stage. And you would have definitely heard the monologues that followed, which discussed periods “” and a whole lot more. The Vagina Monologues...

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New show on student-run channel hopes to remedy dearth of athletic news coverage This past Wednesday, for the first time in 10 years, a brand new show broadcasted live on TigerTV. “Endzone” aims to become Trinity’s source for university athletics and local sports news. They hope to achieve this by featuring footage and commentary curated by TigerTV’s all-student crew. The show is the latest addition to the channel’s line-up, which includes three other student-produced programs....

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Saturday Night Live is in the midst of a ratings bonanza, and it’s all thanks to Donald Trump. This season is bringing in SNL’s highest viewership in almost 20 years, and sketches featuring Alec Baldwin and  Melissa McCarthy are social media pandemics with tens of millions of online views. For a president with an obsession with ratings, numbers, and the general yugeness of things, the success of SNL is a slap in the face. He...

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The Oscars don’t matter “” we know. They are a political, self-congratulatory, imperfect ceremony which absurdly aspires to rank works of art, as if any objective consensus could be reached.  And still, each year millions tune in to watch as Hollywood makes its pick of the year’s best films. And that’s okay “” as The New Yorker’s Richard Brody explains, “It isn’t the movies that don’t matter “” it’s the Oscars.” Unsurprisingly, diversity has been...

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Hollywood has latched onto the cinematic universe model as a safe bet, letting in more risky intellectual properties The franchise, or cinematic universe model, has been gaining traction in Hollywood for good reason. Moviemaking is an expensive business, and linking a new movie to a pre-existing fan base provides a guaranteed audience. That’s the holy grail for a studio executive. Taking that into account, dismissing the franchise model is unrealistic and naive. Would you invest...