On Thursday, Nov. 6, Chad Spigel, associate professor of religion, gave a talk at Temple Beth-El titled “Why Did She Spit in the Rabbi’s Face? Women and Ancient Synagogues,” as part of the community’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series. “I do archeological digs, and they asked me to talk about the archeological project I’m working on,” Spigel said. “But I had just given a talk in March at the Jewish Community Center about the excavation and...

At 8 p.m tonight in the Stieren Theater, Trinity Theatre will open its production of “Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker.  Based on a true story, the play follows the first Western settlers in Australia. All costumes featured in the play are designed by the world renowned designer Virgil C. Johnson. “Our costume designer Jodi Karjala and scene designer Sarah Martin were Virgil’s students at Northwestern,” said Stacey Connelly, director. “He retired and is now...

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On Sunday, Nov. 9, the SPURS sorority and Chi Delta Tau fraternity  hosted their annual Fall Frolics talent show. Each year, the proceeds from the event benefit the SPURS philanthropy, Silver and Black Give Back. “I’m the benefits position for SPURS, so kind of like the assistant service chair,” said Ariel Spaulding, a sophomore. “Since this is our philanthropy event, I’m the one who’s in charge of planning it.” In preparation, Spaulding and other members...

On Sunday, Nov. 9, Trinity’s Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual fall concert. The performance will include 11 pieces featuring students from all academic years. “We had a lot of graduating seniors leave last semester, so we ended up having mostly newer students come in,” said Martin Roemisch, jazz ensemble director. “It’s been challenging since we started off with only two alto saxophonists and a couple of trumpet players, but we were lucky to bring...

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At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Trinity’s Filipino Student Association will host Mabuhay””an event that combines cultural food and performance””in Laurie Auditorium. “Most of us here are Filipino-Americans, so a lot of the times we try to showcase the Filipino-American aspect of our culture,” said Lawrence Pasaoa, a senior. “That involves kind of mixing in traditional dances with very modern dances.” The majority of the Mabuhay performances involve dancing, but singing performances are often included. Many of...

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On Saturday, Oct. 25, residents of Susanna Hall, known as the Swashbucklers, hosted their annual Haunted Hall on the residence hall’s second floor. The event included a guided tour through a chain of rooms featuring different acts and scares. “I’ve helped with the construction of the hall for the past three years, including this one,” said Dayton King, a senior. “Last year I helped build half of the hall, but I’m very honored that this...

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The Jewish holiday Sukkot is celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. This year, the holiday lasted from Oct. 8 through Oct. 15 at sunset. During these eight days, Trinity’s Jewish Student Alliance (JSA) built a sukkah””meaning “booth”””on campus to celebrate the holiday. “During harvest, the Israelites would build these little huts””like what we have at Miller Fountain””so they wouldn’t have to travel all the way back to their homes while they...

On Monday, Oct. 13, award-winning British novelist Zadie Smith gave a reading and commentary of her work as part of the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. “I have a couple of friends who have read her work and list her as one of their favorite authors, but I kind of went in blind,” said Rachel Maceross, a senior. “And I was really happy that I did, because just going in and listening to her read her...