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Over two dozen transfer and exchange students have decided to make Trinity their home this semester. They come from all over the country, and even across the globe. “Everyone seems pretty open, welcoming and friendly,” said Joyce Palmer, a sophomore urban studies major. Prior to coming to Trinity, Palmer attended the University of British Columbia. She is from San Antonio originally and thought of moving back in order to be closer to her family. “I...

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Over the recent winter break, Jacob Tingle, co-director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success, announced the closing of the Trinity Market, the university’s first farmers’ market, which thrived thanks to student and staff volunteers, as well as the presence of vendors from the San Antonio community. “I think farmers’ markets are really important, and I liked that the Trinity Market introduced students to the concept in a way that was fun,” said...

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Emergencies like fires and shootings can happen at a moment’s notice, but the Trinity community, particularly students, are equipped with resources and tools to help them to smoothly manage crisis situations. Drills have been organized for various situations that may endanger members of the Trinity community in hopes that they’ll learn about proper reactions in case they find themselves in hazardous predicaments. One student endured an emergency situation and found herself using these resources earlier...

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Over the past few months, particularly after this year’s presidential election, there has been a lot of talk about hate crimes arising and what people are and aren’t doing about them. I’ve found it somewhat difficult to join in on the conversation. For the most part, I’m surrounded by a lot of positive people and mostly favorable circumstances, so it can be hard to see when these crimes actually occur. It’s also easy to forget...

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Every year, dozens of Trinity students participate in Diwali, the festival of lights. It is celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere with numerous festivities, such as dancing, fireworks and feasting. Diwali is an important religious celebration that is commemorated all over the world and Trinity students conveyed the story of Diwali and its importance through their performances. “We decided to tell the story of Diwali this year not just to educate the...

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Trinity University’s Student Ambassadors is an organization sponsored by the Alumni Relations and Developments Office that interacts with Trinity alumni and helps students get to know more about their presence in the Trinity community. “We really try to focus on breaching the gap between alumni and students,” said Ryan Hernandez, a senior political science major and tri-chair for Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors hope to help students forge meaningful connections and also encourage them to give back...

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Sophomore Diana Roberts is involved in a production of “The Magic Toyshop” produced by the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, which is affiliated with Connally’s Dance Workshop. In the show, she plays an English lady, which is more of a character part. “I’m really happy because [Connally’s] approached me to be a part of it,” said Diana Roberts, an accounting major. Roberts has been dancing since the age of three and is trained in numerous styles,...

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As Election Day approaches, professors are taking time to reflect on who they voted for in their first presidential election. “It was 1956, I was 21 years old and the candidates that year were Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson,” said Colleen Grissom, professor of English. “I voted for Stevenson and my candidate was the loser.” Grissom has voted in a number of presidential elections since then and has found that her political views have...