As much as I’d like to go out in a blaze of glory throwing up double freedom rockets, I think it’s apropos to do a little reflecting first. I visited Trinity University a week and a half before the deadline to pick a college. Up until that point I had been pretty blasé about deciding where I wanted to go. College seemed like some far off destination that I could barely see over the horizon...

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You may not see their names alongside quotes in Trinitonian articles or visit their homes during Christmas on Oakmont, but these administrative assistants and office managers are the ones who make things happen on campus. From handling the president’s schedule to managing the calendar of an entire department, these are the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to ensure that Trinity runs like  a well-oiled machine. Ruby Contreras Administrative assistant to the associate vice...

In the fall 2012 semester Dante Suarez, associate professor of business, and Penelope Harley, adjunct professor of political science, collaborated to form Life Launch, a program that connected women from the San Antonio Battered Women’s and Children’s Center run by (Family Violence Prevention Services) with Trinity University and the resources the university has to offer. The program has already grown to include multiple facets of campus life “” students, faculty and staff “” including the...

Trinity Progressives planned the first Mental Health Awareness Week at Trinity University beginning today, April 12. While the purpose of the event is to spark productive discourse regarding mental illness and reduce stigma surrounding its treatment, the week will also provide fun opportunities for students. “There’s both a serious and lighthearted side. We want people to be as enthusiastic about eating their vegetables as their desserts,” said Luke Brown, sophomore and member of the Trinity...

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Char Miller, former professor of history at Trinity University, will discuss his new book “On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Holt Center. Miller will also participate in the San Antonio Edition of the Texas Book Festival held on the same weekend. Miller spent 26 years at Trinity working in both the history and urban studies departments and is currently director of environmental analysis...

After a weeklong contest and over 45 submissions, Trinity students now have a name by which to call the library’s new study gnome: Sherlock Gnomes. “We took every single contribution from students,” said Jason Hardin, manager of access service in Coates Library. “We put them all on a ballot and sent a google form to the entire library staff.” The result was the selection of “Sherlock Gnomes,” which was submitted independently by sophomores Corey Fisher...

Luck ran out for Trinity students’ good-luck study charm, Gnome Chomsky, over winter break. Jason Hardin, manager of access services for Coates Library, discovered that the gnome, who students had been able to check out from the circulation desk, had been irreparably damaged. “The truth is that I don’t know how it happened. It was over break, shortly after finals, and a student had checked him out and returned him and I noticed a hairline...

The 2012 United Way Campaign brought in $58, 837.75 with 53 percent of faculty and staff participating, tying the previous participation record set in 2009. Edwin Blanton, coordinator for community service and engagement, believes that although the total amount raised decreased from last year’s total, the difference, of about $60, is not significant. “We could guess a lot as to what caused the difference,” Blanton said. “In the end $60 isn’t much a difference for...