With the release of movies like “Oblivion,” it is obvious that the cinema slump is coming to an end and the summer movie season is quickly approaching.  Here are some movies to look forward to once finals are over and you have some time to relax and escape the summer heat in the cool air-conditioned theater. “Iron Man 3″ (May 3) Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow reunite for Iron Man’s third installment, hitting theaters...

I’ll be honest.  Although I admit I am a chronic procrastinator and often tend to ignore my own advice, I am a senior and have huge long-term assignments in two of the classes for my major this semester.  Through years of ridiculous assignments, enduring 18-hour semesters and professors’ force, I have uncovered many seemingly obvious techniques that can be used to help you knock out long assignments and minimize stress. Assuming you follow these guidelines,...

Every year I’ve been at Trinity, I’ve had at least one plant.  Perhaps the oxygen emissions help my brain function better.  Maybe it improves the feng shui or makes my living space more aesthetically pleasing.  Perhaps a little greenery just reminds me that there is life outside of school, and taking care of these other living beings reduces excess personal stress and creates an added sense of accomplishment.  Regardless, there is definitely something internally satisfying...

Everything is getting green, flowers are blooming, the bees and mosquitoes have returned and people are starting to get their tan on.  You know what that means”¦it’s springtime, and summer is right around the corner.  It’s getting hot out, and you are going to need a place to cool off on those 100 degree days when there seems to be no refuge except the confines of your air conditioning. What better way to keep cool...

From the stegosaurus to the gigantoraptor, the “Dinosaurs Unearthed” exhibit, which opened on Feb. 23 and will remain open until Sept. 2 this year at the Witte Museum, features models of many dinosaurs, including those that were familiar to me from my days spent watching “The Land Before Time,” and several I never even knew existed.  The Witte says that this exhibit allows visitors to experience “the world’s largest and most advanced life-sized animatronic dinosaurs,”...

Before you graduate, there are many things you should know before you truly go out on your own and get a “real” job.  You might think, “I am on my own.” But you’re not.  I would venture to guess that the majority of college students are not completely independent -“” financially or otherwise. The vital knowledge I speak of does not consist of writing awesome papers or acing exams.  In real life, being “book smart”...

With barbeque, steaks and Tex-Mex galore, it may seem like a difficult task to find good places to eat that have something suitable on the menu for your dietary requirements.  After all, it would be quite unfortunate to go out to eat only to find they don’t offer any food for your dietary lifestyle, leaving you to starve.  But vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians and those with a gluten-free diet, do not fear!  Despite previous qualms you...

Although you may not immediately think of San Antonio as a place where movie stars and celebrities are born, there is quite a list of rich and famous people from our city.  After all, this city is so large that there are many prominent politicians, war heroes, scientists, singers, professional athletes, actors and artists who were born in San Antonio or who lived here while growing up “” so many that there is no way...