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In May 2016, Trinity said goodbye to Sammye Johnson, distinguished professor emerita of communication, as she retired after 35 years at the university. But a few lucky students will have the chance to take Johnson”™s Arts Criticism course as one last section will be offered. Johnson began a celebrated career as a journalist and editor after receiving her bachelor”™s and master”™s degrees from Northwestern University. After graduation, she stayed in Chicago and worked for the...

Last Saturday, several Trinity students presented their research at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS), which is an annual research conference at Rice University with 10 sections ranging from bioengineering to physics and astronomy. Presentations were featured from students representing institutions across the globe as well as keynote addresses from prominent researchers. Dany Munoz-Pinto, assistant professor of engineering science, attended the conference to support one of his student researchers. Munoz- Pinto feels that conferences...

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The “˜Trinity Bubble’ refers to the isolation and lack of local involvement seen in some Trinity students. Sophomore Chiara Pride has broken through the bubble and hopes to help others join her. In addition to being involved in a number of campus organizations, Pride is the activism chair of PRIDE at Trinity and is a member of Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) and the Trinity Progressives. Pride is an executive fellow with MOVE (mobilize, organize, vote,...

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Over the weekend of Sept. 23, a group of McNair Scholars from Trinity University attended the 24th annual McNair Research Conference at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Over the weekend, they also visited Johns Hopkins University, and some of the group visited New York University (NYU). The McNair Scholars Program is a national, federally funded program that assists underprivileged, first-generation college students in preparing to apply and attend graduate school. Throughout the year, McNair...

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A representative from the Peace Corps visited campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to host an information session for prospective Peace Corps volunteers at Trinity. “The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote global peace and friendship,” said Brendan Cavanagh, the Peace Corps representative who presented to about 10 students that day. A former Peace Corps volunteer himself, Cavanagh served the Ivory Coast for three years. Peace Corps volunteers serve with three goals in mind,...

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A “˜hell week’ is a week in which limits are tested and minds are stretched to the breaking point. For some students, hell week is the week of midterms or finals. For others, hell week is every other week. We asked Trinity students to describe their hell week in this week’s sidewalk symposium. Daniel Bomer, senior, computer science and geosciences double major: “It’s just basically working all the time “” all day, everyday, including the...

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There’s a buzz outside of South Hall, and it’s coming from Andrew Cable’s hair clippers. Cable, a senior biology major, has been providing haircuts to friends on campus for about a year and a half. This year, he is typically open for business on Friday afternoons, when he cuts hair to relax after a week of studying and working two jobs. “I normally do Friday afternoons. I’m working in admissions 10 hours a week, I’m...