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Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” When I slip on my yellow Crocs, I can feel that confidence exuding from each of the little holes on top. Crocs really took off in elementary schools in 2005. Adults started catching on shortly after, and they have been a hit ever since. The reasons for their long-lasting popularity are obvious: Crocs are versatile, functional and, of course,...

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Faith Deckard has had a busy semester. She excitedly committed to being a peer tutor, track and field athlete, Young Life participant and McNair scholar, but when an unexpected curve ball was thrown her way several months ago, she stepped up to the plate and used a near-death experience to inspire herself and others. Before the turn of events that shook up her spring semester, Deckard was actively engaging in biology courses and research. “I...

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Though the weather in San Antonio has felt like springtime for most of the year, the official season has just begun. The weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming and, of course, the pollen is everywhere. Trinity students are used to enjoying the spring weather by soaking up sun at the outdoor pool or cheering on the Tigers at baseball, softball and track. But how do students in other countries celebrate? Trinity’s Indian Student Association...

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Cultural norms, intimidation, parents and teachers who reinforce stereotypes and sexual harassment are just a few possible reasons for the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Last Thursday night, a panel of women in these fields convened to discuss the roots, realities and effects of the gender gap in STEM fields as part of the ongoing diversity dialogue series sponsored by Trinity Diversity Connection The Waxahachie room began to fill up...

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What do TUPD, a running store and a dermatology office have in common? They were each among the wide variety of services, businesses and organizations represented at Trinity’s annual Health and Fitness day. Health and Fitness day is held every spring and provides an opportunity for students to meet representatives from various health-related programs to learn more about how they can use their services to live healthier lives. Each organization sets up a table displaying...

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  What has four legs, a tail and looks like an ordinary pet? A former resident of the Trinity community whose talents and training have created for her a life out of the ordinary. Though not technically a student at Trinity, Jurgens, a yellow lab lived and learned on campus and befriended faculty members just like her human counterparts. She was fostered by Trinity faculty during her training as an explosives detection dog and will...

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  Whether pressured by parents, motivated by impending graduation or repulsed by the thought of spending another summer at the same job from high school, students looking for career opportunities and internships are in luck. The Career Services office will be hosting a series of events in the coming weeks that will help students prepare for life beyond Trinity. To get students’ job search processes off on the right foot, Career Services will first be...

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From Irish hills to villages in Peru, from a Barcelona cathedral to a Latin American fruit stand, entries from the study abroad photo contest displayed on the first floor of CSI provide a glimpse of landscapes, lives and landmarks all around the world. The winners of the contest were announced on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Senior Bria Woods’ photo of the artistic architecture in a Barcelona cathedral won first place in the “monuments” category. “In Barcelona...