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Ever since she first started reading, senior Cecily Fergeson has been collecting books. In high school, she  focused her collection on art and art history books. An aspiring artist, Fergeson often looks to the books in her collection for creative inspiration. Fergeson, along with junior Monica Clifford, recently won Coates Library’s first annual undergraduate book collecting contest. Both students were awarded $100 and are now eligible to participate in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest....

Trinity has a good assortment of student dance groups on campus, ranging from Swing Bums to the hip-hop dance of Loon-E Crew, but two students felt there was something missing. Enter junior Christian Tovar-Vargas and first year Anthony “Scuba Steve” Sanchez. The two students recently co-founded Trinity’s very own Latin Dance Society, and the club is now official with Campus and Community Involvement. “Throughout last semester, we kept hearing students point out that there’s swing...

When Michelle Bartoniko, “˜08, first arrived at Trinity University, she knew two things for certain: she was going to study abroad, and she was going to major in history. Bartoniko followed through on both of those plans, and she is now the digital content and marketing specialist for Trinity University Communications. Many students like Bartoniko come to college aspiring to study history. However, some of them end up switching their major to something that is...

Two of our intrepid staff members attended Wizard World Austin Comic-Con last month. Here’s what they learned”¦ Do order your tickets in advance online. Besides being $10 cheaper (maybe even more if you can find a discount code), buying your tickets before the day of the event saves you from waiting in line at the entrance. Well, that’s actually a little bit of a lie. You will have to wait in line regardless of what...

Halloween has already passed, but zombies are always in season. Trinity alumnus Jeff Strain “˜91 embraced this when he founded Undead Labs, a Seattle-based game development studio. The studio released its first video game, “State of Decay,” on the Xbox Live Arcade on June 5, 2013. As early as September, the game had already exceeded one million downloads. Q: What was your inspiration for “State of Decay,” and why did you choose to go into...

Two weeks ago, the Trinitonian ran an article about Trinity graduate Kendra Doshier’s “˜12 web series “Ctrl.Alt.Del” and its Kickstarter campaign to gather the funding necessary to finish the production of the rest of the first season.  Doshier reached her campaign’s goal on Oct. 9, with money to spare. A question-and-answer interview with Doshier follows. Q: How did you find out the show reached its funding goal? A: We’ve actually been following the campaign pretty...

With the opening of the country’s first completely digital public library in Bexar County, called BiblioTech, on Sept. 14, the future of libraries has become a big topic of discussion lately. Rick Lugg, the president of Sustainable Collection Services, traveled from New Hampshire to Texas to hold a special meeting with librarians and faculty on Wednesday in Trinity’s Collaborative for Learning and Teaching. Lugg has worked with academic libraries for 30 years now, and his...

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Ever since the movies came out, Indiana Jones has had great influence in stimulating interest in archaeological exploration. Countless people have entered the field with the character as their inspiration, and this story is no different. When senior Sara Breshears, a double major in anthropology and ancient Mediterranean studies, heard about the opportunity to travel to Israel this summer for an archaeological dig, she knew she had to be a part of the experience. It...