Attending Trinity turned out to be the greatest decision of my life thus far: this school brought me life-long friends, the opportunity to live in Europe for five months and clarity about my career aspirations. Of course I’m excited to start my next chapter in life with People Magazine in New York City, but graduation is a time to reflect about your TU accomplishments and memories. So, that’s exactly what I’ve decided to do. Oh,...

The Trinity University Student Chapter of Texas Freedom Network is now an established group on campus and is open to all interested students. This newly registered club is a student branch of the state organization Texas Freedom Network, a nonpartisan grassroots organization based in Austin. Aside from Trinity, the organization has various chapters on university campuses statewide, including Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Austin and University of Houston. Founded in 1995, TFN is...

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Christmas lights are strung and mistletoe hung. The smell of peppermint-mocha permeates nearly every coffee shop, and paper snowflakes can be seen decorating store windows. What better way to celebrate the start of this holiday season than by listening to some good old-fashioned Christmas music? This Friday, December 6, Trinity University will hold its 20th annual Christmas Concert in Laurie Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This program is free...

A sign of good entertainment is catching yourself smiling””probably with an embarrassingly goofy grin””throughout an entire performance. First Time Offenders is that type of show. Inspired by the infamous comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, FTO was formed a few years ago with the intention of being an improv/parody/sketch comedy group. The organization was originally a subgroup under the Trinity University Players, but FTO decided to break away in order to pursue different funding and leadership...

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Mobilize Organize Vote Empower, or MOVE, is Trinity’s newest political organization on campus. It is a local, non-partisan grassroots organization that focuses on getting the youth of San Antonio out to vote and works to make sure that student voices are heard in the policy making process. It is a chapter of the larger organization, San Antonio MOVE, which began earlier this year. San Antonio MOVE is a non-profit that, according to Jessica Luhrman, co-president of...

This Saturday, Nov. 9, the Hindu Student Union (HSU) and Asian Subcontinental Association (ASA) will co-host their most popular campus event, Diwali, in Laurie Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Diwali, or Festival of Lights, is one of the biggest Hindu festivals and is celebrated around the world for five continuous days. The name “Diwali” comes from “deepavali,” which translates into “row of lamps.” Throughout the festival, people light up diyas (oil lamps) and candles in their...

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On Saturday, five finalists competed in the annual Rosalind Phillips Vocal Excellence Competition at Trinity University for a grand prize of $800 and a chance to sing with the Trinity Symphony Orchestra in the spring. Kristin Burnam, a San Antonio native and music education major, won the competition. Kevin Culver, a music and economics double major from Houston, was the runner-up of this esteemed event. Rosalind Phillips, the competition’s namesake, was a musical mastermind and...

Dennis Ahlburg and Penelope Harley Dennis Ahlburg, while employed as an international economist, worked with an English collaborator. This collaborator married a woman who happened to be friends with Penelope Harley, a school-teacher in England at the time. For a few years, the collaborator and the friend tried to engineer the meeting of Dennis and Penelope, but it never quite seemed to work out”“that is, until the year that Princess Diana died. Wanting to avoid...