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Last weekend, I helped coach my cousin’s three vs. three soccer tournament. Since his team was all dressed as Minions, I, of course, had to wear my Minion onesie to maintain the theme. As I stood on the field, watching children chase the ball like bees to honey, sweating because I was wearing a onesie in Texas, I looked around and appreciated how many people where there. The complex where the tournament was held had...

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It began like a normal day. I was in seventh grade at the time — 12 years old — and had stayed up the night before studying for a geography exam. The periods came: first, second, third and fourth. At the end of fourth period, choir, my principal came over the loudspeaker, calmly announcing that the school was going into a code red. Drills like these were commonplace. Sometimes, code reds were announced if the drug dog...

For 22 seasons, it’s been a fact universally acknowledged that a group of 20-something women will enter an inordinately staged mansion in a fruitless plea for the titular Bachelor. More interestingly, for more than 15 years, hordes of Americans have tuned in with their friends to watch the show with a varying mix of sincerity and irony. While I had never watched “The Bachelor” before this season, I had heard so much about it within...

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On the warm, cloudy morning of last Saturday, Nov. 4, excited children zoomed around the intramural field. They kicked soccer balls, shot Nerf guns at a target, giggled and tumbled around. All the while, Trinity student volunteers vigorously cheered them on. This was the first-ever field day for inner-city children organized by Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU). The kids were from San Antonio’s West and East sides. The ones running and playing outside ranged in...

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Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist at the top of her game. Specializing in ceramics, she also utilizes photography and mixed media installations. As a child of a Chinese immigrant and the grandchild of Russian and Irish immigrants, Datchuk consistently speaks on themes of gender, womanhood and biracial identity.           Datchuk has been named a 2017 American Craft Council Emerging Artist as well as a Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Resident and a Black Cube Nomadic...

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This week, two of the four finalists for the position of the director of diversity and inclusion visited Trinity’s campus to present their visions for Trinity. The directorship is a newly elevated position on Trinity’s staff, replacing what had been an entry-level position, the coordinator for diversity and intercultural relations. This role has been vacant since January of 2016. Jamie Thompson, director of Student Involvement and co-chair on the search committee, was an integral part...

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Hurricane Harvey’s impact on campus is undeniable. The storm devastated the Houston area the weekend of Aug. 26 as the wettest tropical storm in US history. With winds up to 130 miles per hour, it damaged over 185,000 Texas homes and dumped over 30 inches of rain, leaving an estimated 30 percent of Harris County underwater. More than 25 percent of students and about 15 percent of alumni have family in Houston or along the Texan...

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Trinity’s annual Reading TUgether lecture took place on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Laurie Auditorium. This year’s featured guest, Matthew Desmond, spoke about his book “Evicted,” an ethnographic text that studies eviction as a means of understanding American poverty. Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University, is currently visiting colleges across the country to speak on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Lisa Jasinski, special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, explained how a committee of...