There are few things in life that gather friends and family together toward one united goal. One of those things is cancer. Sophomores Audree Sullivan and Sarah Friedlander recognized this and decided to step in to bridge that at Trinity University. Sullivan and Friedlander have a passion for the topic and a drive to get the group off the ground. “I’ve been thinking about starting a support group because my dad was diagnosed with cancer...

Trinity students showed up in droves to support their fellow students and friends in a recent competition put on by Red Bull in San Antonio, at the ReBar on Broadway called the iPod Play and Destroy Battle. Contestants were given 16 song categories. They then chose 30-second clips from three songs in each category. They would go against each other head-to-head in rounds, and the winners were decided on crowd reaction. There were eight different...

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Trinity University sent a team of three to compete in the San Antonio Cyber Defense Competition, a national competition with regional qualification on the line. Despite being down five people to most of the teams, Trinity’s team came out as one of the four to qualify for the southwest regionals. Paul Myers, the team’s faculty sponsor, says the competitions are consistent with real-world organization IT issues. “These particular competitions are purely defensive. There is a...

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The Trinity theatre department is examining the human psyche in their new play “Crimes of the Heart.” The production started rehearsing at the beginning of the semester. The cast is looking forward to the play because of its spontaneous nature. Unlike other productions, there is no set-blocking, and the actors are not tied down to a certain number of lines. The director, Roberto Prestigiacomo, is excited for the show. He said he has had a...

In the history of the Fellows award for the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) no school has had two professors win the award. This year, Mark Brodl, associate vice president for academic affairs and George W. Brackenridge Distinguished Professor of biology, changed that when he became the second professor from Trinity University to receive the honor. The honor is given to the two professors every year who have built the most nationally recognized and respected...

The competition of debate has hooked many people over the years, and the Trinity University debate team is no different. Debate is now in full swing, and the team is full of people passionate about debate who are working hard for upcoming competitions. People are drawn to what they do for many different reasons, and the team members all have different incentives as to why they became debaters. “I joined the debate team in high...

Shirley Franklin may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking of advancements in racial or sexual equality, but she is important to both and spoke at Trinity University this past Tuesday. Shirley Franklin was Atlanta’s first female mayor and the first African-American mayor of a major city in the southern United States. Franklin came to Trinity in order to speak at the “Faith, Civil Rights, and a Call to Action: The...

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Upon seeing an organization named First Time Offenders, the initial response may be concern or just pure curiosity. This is likely the exact response that the improvisation group on campus was hoping to get, but do not be misled by the name. The group spends time together practicing and learning improvisational skills  to be used in the performances they put on for Trinity. The main goal of the group is to be comedic for the...