In honor of the final season of one of my favorite HBO show, “Boardwalk Empire,” this week I decided to write about my favorite portrayals of organized crime onscreen (that is, in television and in movies). First, I need to put my cards  on the table: I’m totally fascinated by gangsters. In addition to watching shows about them, I read books about them. I write papers about them. Heck, I’m even working on an original...

Yes, I watch the show. Yes, I started doing so ironically and now…the lines are blurred. What is “The Bachelor”? Even if you’ve never seen it, you probably know the premise: one man, twenty-some women. All of them competing for (supposedly, hopefully) a ring. Since starting in 2013, I’ve never stopped watching. I’ve now seen two seasons each of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” as well as the crazy spin-off, “Bachelor in Paradise.” And yes,...

Thrifting with friends is one of my absolute favorite activities. I try to go as often as possible, which with my busy schedule is only once every few weekends. Still, if I could, I’d go just about every day. Seriously. So, why do I love to thrift shopping so much? I’ll admit it: I’m a clothes addict. I love getting new clothes. I particularly enjoy acquiring said clothes through the practice known as “shopping”. But...

The “Spider-Man Blue” series is among my favorite Spider-Man comic books. If you fancy yourself a fan of the webhead, this is one book you’ll want to check out. Even if you don’t, or if you’re a casual fan with an interest in the comics but with no idea where to start, I’d very much recommend starting here! And I’m your friendly neighborhood Comics Chick here to tell you why this is such a good...

The Eisners are the annual comic awards. Basically, they’re the Oscars for comics. Every year, the winners are announced at the San Diego Comic Convention at the end of Juy. Best Humor Publication: “Vader’s Little Princess” by Jeffrey Brown Ahhh, I love Jeffrey Brown (sometimes he’s known as Chester Brown). His “Star Wars” doodles are super cute, but he’s worth checking out for his o ther work, which is mostly autobiographical. Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Fiona...

Monica:    Hey, y’all! Welcome to Texas, gals and guys. Many of you were born and raised here, while others hail from all sorts of exotic locales. This article is mostly for those of you who are generally unfamiliar with the Lone Star State. John and I were both born and raised in other places before we called Texas home, so we think we offer a unique perspective on the Texan Experience (trademarked). I was born...

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When I arrived at Trinity, I was totally overwhelmed by the beauty of our campus. I wanted to explore and learn everything I could about this new home of mine. But to a first year, Trinity’s campus can seem massive, confusing and endless. The fear of getting lost is real. Now, of course, as a senior, I feel as though I know every nook and cranny (even though I probably don’t). But I want to...