Trinity’s Pet Hall project is discontinuing at the end of this semester. Wanda Olson, associate director of Residential Life, considers the Pet Hall program a success, despite its discontinuation. “I would consider the existence of the pet hall in South [Hall] this past year a success,” Olson said. “As a pilot program, the numbers of students participating were small. That helped our office monitor and assess the program during its first year. We received positive...

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Eco Allies is a student organization focused, according to their advisor Sharon Curry, on helping the Trinity community become more conscious and eco-friendly. “They’ve definitely helped increase awareness through peer to peer education, which is something I struggle with as staff. When students are engaging students, the programs are more successful,” Curry said. Kristen Rundstein, president of the Eco Allies, described some of the events her organization will be putting on as part of Earth...

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New tobacco-free policy to take effect Aug. 1, 2017   Jackie Bavilacqua, coordinator of Health Services, explained that part of the reasoning behind the policy is to benefit student’s health in the long term. “This is about protecting your lifelong health. When I think about our students, and my own daughter was a student at Trinity, and the kind of education they’re getting, and the potential they have in their life to contribute to the...

The Trinity debate team members Austen Yorko, Drew Sposeep, Ansh Khullar and Ian Dill competed at the National Debate Tournament this past week. The tournament has been in existence for over 60 years according to Will Mosley Jensen, communications professor and debate coach, and was hosted by the University of Kansas. “The tournament has been in existence since 1946, and it was originally hosted by the US Military Academy the idea was that they would...

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SGA unveiled the B-Cycle station, located in front of McLean residence hall, this past Monday. Student day passes are currently priced at eight dollars per day.     Brenna Hill, former SGA president, expressed enthusiasm that, after four administrations, the B-Cycle station had finally been unveiled.     “It was really exciting to see it come to fruition since I know so many SGA presidents have been working on it, and it was really exciting to see so many...

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As the mayoral election quickly approaches, several student organizations will host the three major candidates. The event, which will take place on Monday, Mar. 7, is sponsored by Pi Sigma Phi, Student Government Association (SGA) and the Contemporary. “All three major candidates have confirmed. We have the current mayor of San Antonio, Ivy Taylor, City Councilman Ron Nuremberg, who is also a Trinity alum and Chairman of the Bexar County Democratic Party and Manuel Medina....

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The organization seeks to expose students to the practices and nuances of globalized medical services Global Health Initiative seeks to help people who are interested in seeing how healthcare can affect a variety of communities, according to Ella Oduguwa, the group’s president. “I want Global Health Initiative to be something that embodies going out into different communities, working with those communities, and seeing what we can bring back to Trinity. It’s an organization that’s meant...

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After years of planning SGA announcing new B-Cycle station After several years of planning, Trinity University is implementing a B-Cycle station. The acquisition of the station has been an initiative of SGA since 2014. B-Cycle is a city-wide program that provides bike rental kiosks at various locations around San Antonio. Users can rent bikes and return them at any B-Cycle location. SGA members hope that the program will encourage students to get out and experience...