In front of a crowd of English nerds and lit fans, Pulitzer Prize – winning author Jennifer Egan gave a lecture on her process of creative writing and research. Egan discussed her latest and fifth novel, Manhattan Beach, going into how she was inspired to write it. She ended the lecture by reading a segment of the first chapter of the book. This event was put on by the English department and was a part of...

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Trinity has pretty awesome professors. Perhaps you’ve noticed this? Professors whose novels come out on Vintage Books. Professors who are the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Professors spirited-off to appear on Dr. Oz, who, after they appear on national television, rush back to campus to teach their classes. Professors whose books appear on Ivy League presses. Professors who are in charge of the First-Year Experience program. Professors whose books about the Harlem Renaissance...

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Shravya Prahbu, sophomore: “To prepare for any exam, it’s best to start prepping ahead of time, not just when midterms come around. So, just making sure you’re keeping up with your readings and assignments, and understanding the concepts taught each day.” Emily Bourgeois, sophomore, English major: “Starting studying early and not procrastinating. As an English major, most of my midterms are papers. You can’t do an 11-page paper in one night and have it be...

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In the spring of last year, faculty members from various humanities disciplines got together and created the Humanities Collective. The Collective was created as an attempt to highlight and promote events and lectures surrounding the humanities within Trinity and the larger San Antonio community. A combination of interdisciplinary learning, a national trend of skepticism toward the arts and a need for one place to house the humanities and its merits led to this organization being...

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When I was given the opportunity to interview Kelly Carlisle, associate professor of English at Trinity, I had no idea how widely known she was. Even when I interviewed her she never mentioned the fact her essays of nonfiction have been listed in many prominent literary magazines like the “New England Review,” “The Sun,” “Cherry Tree” and “The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction.” On top of that, she was also listed three times in...