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National Campus Safety Awareness Month is underway, and the Trinity University Police Department (TUPD) is taking full advantage of it to make sure that students are fully capable of minimizing their risk. The month is a national event put on by the Clery Center for Safety on Campus. According to the organization’s website, the awareness month began in 2008 to help “college and university communities to create safer campuses.” “We go out there every week,...

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Trinity has continued the student-led gardening class. The course, Practical Internship: Gardening in South Texas, is taught by sophomore Olivia Roybal, a biology major with extensive experience in local flora, and by junior Nikhil Patel. It currently counts as a one credit hour upper division biology elective. The one-credit class focuses less on theory and more on learning the practical aspects of gardening. “Most of what we are teaching is fairly basic,” said Nikhil Patel,...

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The Pet Hall, where students are allowed to bring and live with their cats and dogs, is opening this year. The Hall is located on the first floor of South Residence Hall. Trinity has long been a proponent of using animals as a cure to stress, but the dogs and cats that live in the Pet Hall are likely to have an even greater impact. “The Pet Hall was introduced in an effort to enhance...

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Renovations to the Bell Center are set to begin in mid-October, a development which students and staff have said are long overdue, and well deserved, given the recent success of Trinity athletics. “We are expanding out onto the main entry plaza,” said Seth Asbury, Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Event Management. “There will be a two story fitness center, with a weight room and cardio room along with a multipurpose studio.” The campus...