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As a San Antonio native, I’m appalled every year when I hear Trinity students say they don’t know what Fiesta is. I get first-years, though — when I was a first-year, I didn’t even fully register that Fiesta was San Antonio-specific. But every year, I hear students in their second, third, fourth and fifth years joke about how they don’t understand what Fiesta is. The Trinity Bubble is a thing, I get it. But how...

Trinity University was founded in 1869, and Fiesta began in San Antonio not long after in 1891. Fiesta originated as Fiesta San Jacinto, a salute to the heroes of the Alamo and San Jacinto battles. Since then it has morphed into something entirely its own — a 10-day extravaganza when San Antonio residents have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the city’s vibrant culture. Over the years, the way that the Trinity community has interacted...