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The departments of philosophy, sociology and anthropology and political science are hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 12, concerning the current crisis that Rohingya people are facing in Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims are not recognized as citizens by the Myanmar government and thus do not have many of the rights that other people in the country do. Many refugees and families of those being persecuted have sought refuge in San Antonio. Judith Norman, philosophy professor,...

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Earlier this year, Trump’s proposed education budget called for a decrease in spending for several programs, among them the McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program is targeted towards students who are first-generation, low income or underrepresented minorities who are interested in going to graduate school. There are currently 22 McNair scholars at Trinity. Cristian Vargas, senior biology major and McNair Scholar, described the McNair Scholars Program as one of the most impactful things he...

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Trinity recently celebrated LeeRoy the Tiger’s 64th birthday by presenting a signed birthday card to the mascot at the Sept. 23 home football game. Student Ambassadors and the Alumni Relations office hosted the celebration. Though Trinity adopted a tiger mascot in 1916, LeeRoy’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the day that a live tiger, which used to be brought out for Trinity football games, arrived at the university. “The day we usually pick is...

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David Tuttle, dean of students, held a dinner for Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU) at his house on Sept. 26. Tuttle has been holding annual dinners for BSU for the past few years. Tuttle elaborated on the importance of holding administrative dinners such as these. “It’s a good population to touch base with as an administrator and as the dean of students, to find out about their experience at Trinity,” Tuttle said. “A lot of times...

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Correction: This article previously described City Vista’s intention to monitor surveillance footage as a contradiction of previous statements that Ackerman and Flowers gave to the Trinitonian in early September. These references have been removed; the staff’s policy is to review camera footage when prompted by safety concerns. Trash bags have been accumulating in City Vista stairwells, and Residential Life is concerned that they may pose hazards to residents. ResLife may begin reviewing camera footage in order to...

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The Trinity University Forensics Society and The Contemporary, a student-run public affairs journal, co-hosted a public debate last Wednesday in which students debated different stances on immigration reform. Two teams of two students each were involved in the debate. Isaiah Mitchell and Maddie D’iorio represented Tigers for Liberty, and Travis Boyd and Catherine Walters represented Trinity Progressives. William Mosley-Jensen, assistant professor and director of debate, explained how the debate came about. “The Trinity University Forensics...

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Every community seems to have its own fashion trends, and the Trinity community is no exception. Birkenstocks, baseball hats and Greek life shirts seem to be dominating fashion trends at Trinity this year. Several students shared their thoughts on these current trends. Students seem to agree that Birkenstocks are very popular at Trinity. “I have a pair and I love them,” said Julianna Rak, sophomore political science and Spanish double major. “They are so comfortable...

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Throughout September and October, the Trinity community honors Latinx culture and community with a lineup of events for Latinx Heritage Month. This is the first year that the university has officially held a program honoring the occasion. “Last fall, in 2016, we had the honor to welcome Norma Cantu, who immediately pointed out the importance of celebrating Latinx Heritage Month,” wrote Rosana Blanco-Cano, director of the MAS: Mexico, the Americas and Spain program, in an...