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Every year, Trinity University hosts the Stumberg Venture Competition, an event for student startups styled after “Shark Tank.” In the spring of 2017, students entered their new ideas and companies for a chance to win $5,000. This year, RADD Hammocks walked away with a $20,000 prize. Through the Judges’ Choice award, Coldeclara.com walked away with a $5,000 award. Meet the other finalists: Relax and Do Designs (RADD) Relax and Do Designs, or RADD, is a...

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Approximately 47 students from the First Year Experience: A Successful Life visited Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday, Oct. 5. The first-years’ trip to the center is one of the Common Learning Experiences, which are programs where students are taken to a place within the San Antonio community to enhance their learning of the material being taught. The class is segmented into three parts: what Americans see as successful and what makes them that...

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Aidan Burke is a senior biology major at Trinity University and patrols Thomas 5th as the resident assistant. He also rides a unicycle to class everyday. Meredith Goshell: The obvious question: why did you get into unicycling? Aidan Burke: “When I was nine, my neighbor was showing off for the neighborhood kids and he let us all try and he told me I was doing pretty well as he was, you know, holding my hands....

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Biology department hosted an event titled “Biology Department Seminar: Diverse Career Paths in Biology,” on Monday, Sept. 25. In academic settings, biology students are often exposed to careers that represent only a small selection of potential careers for their degree. “Being a chemistry major, there are a lot of jobs for you within pharmaceuticals or whatever,” said Adam Zeb, a senior biology major and co-president of the Biology Club. “With a business major, that can...

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In the spring of last year, faculty members from various humanities disciplines got together and created the Humanities Collective. The Collective was created as an attempt to highlight and promote events and lectures surrounding the humanities within Trinity and the larger San Antonio community. A combination of interdisciplinary learning, a national trend of skepticism toward the arts and a need for one place to house the humanities and its merits led to this organization being...

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On the weekend of Sept. 15, Trinity University sent six students to a policy debate tournament at Georgia State University. Policy debate, which features teams of two arguing the intricacies of a year-long debate topic, is a fiercely competitive game; more than 30 universities across the nation were represented. That didn‘t stop sophomores Ian Dill and Ansh Khullar from making it to the double-octofinal round, placing them as one of the best-performing 32 teams at...

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Jewish students celebrated Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, from sundown last Wednesday to Thursday’s sunset. Judaism follows a lunar calendar, not the traditional Gregorian calendar, so the Jewish new year falls on a different Gregorian day each year; Wednesday marked the beginning of the year 5778 on the Jewish calendar. Jewish Student Association-Hillel, a student group, is the Trinity branch of Hillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. “Usually for the holiday...

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Horst Evans is a junior computer science major and a sousaphone player for Tiger Stand Band. He’s also the tie-dye king of Trinity University. Ever since he was in early middle school, he has solely been wearing tie-dyed shirts; we asked him why. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Meredith Goshell: How did you get into tie-dying t-shirts? Horst Evans: Tie-dyed shirts are honestly pretty cheap. You can get cotton shirts for like...