By Mason Walker, A&E Columnist In the past year or so, my bookshelf has been taking me on a thrilling journey through the last decade. It is now clear to me that, with so many exhilarating and edifying works published during those ten years, I probably should not have frittered away quite as much time on Tolkien-for-dummies fantasies. “On Beauty,” “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” and “The Corrections” were all, I discovered, totally...

Hollywood has a terrible habit of constantly reminding women about the patriarchy that is pervasive in today’s society. Take for example the trending topic in recent years that women aren’t funny said by the likes of Adam Corolla, Jerry Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Or how the media obsessively idealizes a singular and often unrealistic body type that becomes culpable for encouraging the extreme measures needed to achieve this image. Well, there are strong female power...

The conflation of school work and crummy weather that November has to offer influences even the best of students to avoid the real world. However, instead of escaping this month’s dreariness with Netflix, escape the dreariness at any one of the numerous and close monthly art events.   McNay Second Thursdays 600 North New Braunfels San Antonio, Texas 78209 Patronize a local food truck while enjoying a concert on the museum’s lawn. Bring a blanket...

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I would like to thank Joel Stein from “Times” and pretty much every member of older generations for going out of your way to tell me how awful the Millennials are. According to them, we are entitled.  We are shallow. We are disconnected from the world at large because of our obsession with technology. We do not know the value of hard work. Essentially, we are the worst generation that the world has ever seen....

When I talk to my friends who are graduating about their post-college plans, I hear time and time again about how they are scared to move to a new city where they do not know anyone. I understand this, because it is a trepidation that I once shared with them, but I overcame it when I was studying abroad and moved to a region where I did not know a single soul. Yes, it was...

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My father, who is one of the most brilliant men that I know, always tells me that the best way to learn in life is to ask advice from people who are getting it right. So, for this week’s article, I sought practical tips from some of Trinity’s resources: our faculty and staff. “How to be Persuasive” by Sarah Topp, Director of Debate and Assistant Professor in the department of human communication and theatre Although...

It’s that time of year again! The time when the fun events on your calendar are replaced with finals, group meetings, paper writing sessions and inevitable procrastination. While wasting time comes in all forms, the best type is when you do not have to actually spend money on it, you do not have to leave your room and do not have to change out of your cozy sweatpants. This could apply to reading for fun,...

So when I heard that Ryan Gosling is taking a hiatus from acting, I underwent the five stages of grief. I was deep in denial, which transitioned into anger and then I bargained every single one of my possessions and relationships with God. When this did not work, I became depressed. Like “eat my weight in Bluebell and barbeque-flavored Fritos both separately and combined” depression. I finally reached the stage of acceptance after confirming it...