Ask any senior on campus if what they’re doing now is anything close to what they imagined it would be four years ago, and most would probably say no. Even the seniors on the Trinitonian had no idea how much they would be involved in the publication at this point. Funny how things turn out. We in the editorial staff came into college thinking that this was where we would figure out how to be...

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Our current advising system is broken. It provides no incentive for getting it right. At least for the most part. Each year, a handful of professors receive awards for being good advisers. However, this system isn’t working. Especially in light of the transition to the Pathways system. I know this because last semester a handful of first-years showed up to my dorm with tears in their eyes. They had no clue how to craft their...

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Mabel Fowler, a first-year involved in three varsity sports at Trinity, is determined to make her mark on this campus. The ambitious athlete came to Trinity planning to run cross-country in the fall and track and field in the spring, while swimming competitively for Trinity’s swim team in the winter. Since winter sports overlap a great deal with fall and spring sports, Fowler will always be involved in multiple sports at once throughout the year....

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Each year, Trinity first-years who participate in the Bridge or Plunge programs move in before New Student Orientation (NSO), providing them the opportunity to acclimate to campus and San Antonio before the arrival of the rest of the first-year class. Participants are able to bond with other students in the program, returning student mentors and faculty before the beginning of the academic year. The Summer Bridge Program is for first-generation, underrepresented students (FGUS) and students...