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Sometimes, I almost don’t recognize the person I am now. Before I got to Trinity, I rarely exercised when it wasn’t required, I always needed some kind of meat product in my food and I never slept before two a.m. I loved it. Not exercising just meant more free time playing video games or reading. I had a deep and loving relationship with chicken, beef and pork dishes from different cultures that had no room for...

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“Are you going to take a nap?” my boyfriend asked. “No,” I said. But I didn’t open my eyes. “You look like you’re going to take a nap,” he said patiently. “You’re wrapped up in a blanket burrito again.” Because we have a long-distance relationship while he finishes school in Colorado and I finish school in Texas, he spends a lot of time looking at my head just barely poking out of a blanket. Especially when...

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My mom was the one who told me about the Florida shooting. She told me to look it up on the internet. Seventeen people were killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida by a teenage gunman on Valentine’s Day. I remember when the only horrific shooting I knew about was in Columbine. But that happened when I was two years old. Growing up, people rarely talked about it, so I didn’t think about it much....

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I watched my grandpa die over winter break. It might seem morbid talking about death and loss only a couple of days after Valentine’s Day, but I don’t think it’s morbid at all. In fact, I think that there are quite a few students at Trinity who have experienced loss, perhaps multiple times, and I think that this story is still about love. It’s just not about romantic love. During the fall semester, my grandpa’s...

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I finally started to read the Campus Master Plan this weekend. Fifty-six pages in, I am humbled by the obvious time and energy the Campus Master Plan Committee put into this document. As it is, Trinity University is a beautiful campus “” green, lush and busy. Many of Trinity’s buildings are just as inviting. Take, for example, the Center for Science and Innovation building. Glass windows are everywhere, and while they provide an enormous amount...

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Trinity University wasn’t my first choice for college. I wanted to keep living in Denver, Colorado with my family, my dog and my endlessly patient boyfriend. So when I came to visit Trinity two years ago, I wanted so badly to hate this place and everyone around it. But the people were irritatingly nice, the campus was beautiful and the opportunities designed to enrich a student’s education were unique. Also, the chocolate chip cookies were...