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CONTENT WARNING: Candid descriptions of physical violence and sexual assault follow. Four months after the death of sophomore Cayley Mandadi, 22-year-old Mark Howerton was charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Howerton, who was the subject of a TUPD criminal trespass warning issued on Nov. 1, 2017, is not a Trinity student. After the release of a warrant for his arrest on Feb. 26, Howerton turned himself in to the Bexar...

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What’s for breakfast? Should I walk to school or ride my bike? Is today a makeup day or not? Should I get up right now and work out or sleep for another hour? These questions, plus at least a hundred more tiny decisions, dominate my morning routine every day. But no question is bigger or more time consuming than “What should I wear today?” What does this shirt say about me? Will this resonate with...

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Junior Maddie Sears starts her day every morning at 4 a.m. Instead of cramming for midterms and fulfilling various common curriculum requirements like other juniors, Sears has spent this semester in Biloxi, Mississippi in technical school at the Keesler Air Force Base. “I enlisted to help pay for school and because I couldn’t see myself working a regular job for the rest of my life,” Sears said. “I wanted to do something that would actively...

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NewsMoving Forward

Grace FryeNovember 14, 201673 min

“Build the wall!” “Is this “” “ “Build the wall!” ” “” our next “” “ “Build the wall!” ” “” president?” Amid calls to build a wall from one side of the room to tears on the other, senior Benjamin Gomez stood in the middle of the Center for Sciences and Innovation as he watched the long awaited results of the 2016 presidential election. “I liked that all of the organizations got together. I...

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For two weeks, junior environmental studies major Claire Burrus went off the grid. Without any internet or media access, Burrus was effectively cut off, not only from her loved ones back home in Houston, TX, but also from the current election cycle. Burrus wasn’t in San Antonio “” she was half way around the world in Tanzania, Africa. “It’s kind of nice to be away from the drama of it all, but it’s also hard...

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Since it’s located 80 miles south of the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capitol of the World,” it is easy to write off the San Antonio arts scene in favor of a short trip to Austin. Headlined with massive festival experiences, Austin claims the role of San Antonio’s cultured cousin who spent a gap year abroad, which, like, totally changed their life. But if Austin is our cultured cousin, San Antonio is definitely taking note, learning from...

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Awkward conversations are never easy to have. They’re not fun, they’re not exciting and we usually avoid them rather than diving in head first. However, as college students, awkward conversations are a part of our education and at times, prove necessary. Monday night, we held these truths in mind as we approached comedian W. Kamau Bell with a proposition. “How would you like to spend an hour talking about race with two white girls?” Bell...

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NewsYou belong here

Grace FryeAugust 18, 2016252 min

By Grace Frye and Jeffery Sullivan Benjamin Conway made his stencil on an unremarkable weeknight in November. Dressed in inconspicuous clothing and with spray paint in hand, the then sophomore set out on a mission to provoke a conversation about “˜place’ on Trinity’s campus. That night, and many others, Conway not only violated campus vandalism policies, but also sparked an important discussion with three words: You Belong Here. “I wasn’t really intending for it to...