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If you’ve seen giant balloons floating into the sky on the weekends and thought you were hallucinating, your eyes haven’t deceived you “” it’s just the chemistry department’s latest project. Funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or TCEQ for short, the Tropospheric Ozone Pollution Project was founded by Gary Morris in mid-2004, and involves collecting measurements of atmospheric ozone above metropolitan areas using helium-filled balloons. Data has been collected from other cities, including...

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At the end of the semester, students fill out an evaluation form for each professor, explaining what they liked about the class and what the professor could improve on. For some students, however, this is a semester-long job. The Tigers as Partners (TaP) program, which began in the spring of 2017, now has 10 students who sit in on classes and meet with professors once a week in order to provide their insight on how...

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Hurricane Harvey impacted the homes and families of many students, about half of whom come from Texas cities along the coastline and in the path of the storm. Students, staff and faculty have found multiple ways to contribute to the ongoing disaster relief efforts despite San Antonio’s apparent distance from these areas. One organization, the Trinity University Volunteer Action Committee (TUVAC), has partnered with both the Student Government Association, or SGA, and Greek Council. TUVAC...

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Before Orientation Team (O-Team) training for New Student Orientation, students selected for the O-Team had a meet and greet to get to know each other. Each one told an interesting fact about themselves. When it came to Ryan Eskridge, a sophomore majoring in Chinese and economics, her fact was simple, but surprising: She is colorblind. Her world began to change when Alex Bradley, a sophomore chemistry major who is also colorblind, received a life-changing gift...

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The academic support team at Trinity has many resources for students dealing with the stresses of college. Stacy Davidson, the director for Academic Success, has been with Trinity for three years and is known on campus as the go-to person for all your academic needs. Janett Muà±oz, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology double major, met Davidson on an admissions panel and has been working with her ever since. “It was my sophomore year and...

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Trinity’s dining services employees are involved in many hobbies outside of their jobs. One of them, Rogelio “Roy” Vega, is an Aramark caterer by day and an artist by night. He started developing his skill later in life than many other artists do, but his art has improved with diligent practice. “I started doing my art at age 35, when I got divorced from my first wife, because I wanted to keep busy,” Vega said....

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This past summer, senior communication major Andrea Acevedo worked with Aaron Delwiche, professor of communication at Trinity, to utilize virtual reality to shed some light on immigration detention centers, which directly affect San Antonio. Acevedo’s project, the Butterfly Project, was a part of the Mellon Initiative, a summer research program for students majoring in the arts and humanities. Immigration detention centers are a large part of the immigration process in which people are taken by...

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With everyone getting into gear and preparing for the fall semester, Welcome Week is back with lots of events to excite new students and allow them to get accustomed to Trinity. Welcome Week is run by the Student Programming Board (SPB), a university sponsored organization that plans events for students. Some of the many activities of Welcome Week include laughing with comedian Samuel Conroe, enjoying a movie night and, of course, going to the Welcome...