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On Aug. 18, 2017, I walked out of my house at 4 a.m. with all my things packed in my dad’s car and jokingly saying goodbye to all the objects I saw around me. “Goodbye chair, goodbye bed, goodbye lamp, goodbye door.” I felt the obligation to be as annoying and over-dramatic as I possibly could because my parents were officially becoming empty nesters. I took that opportunity and milked it for all it was...

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Planning an event that over a third of Trinity University will, hopefully, attend is a daunting task. It requires months of organization and dozens of moving pieces all working perfectly together. This also means that a dozen uncontrollable circumstances must fall into place perfectly: The weather, the artist performing well, attendance — things that the Student Programming Board (SPB) has almost no control over. At both concerts I have been to, the board has done an...

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As the year comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect. We all just spent time with families and friends thinking about what we’re thankful for and now it’s time to think back on what we’ve gone through this year. Even though we may have similar day-to-day lives here on campus, we’ve all had vastly different experiences that we consider important. The end of the year is a good time to look back on...

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A city once in ruin, submerged in the floodwaters of a hurricane, emerged to earn a historic World Series championship. Rewind to Aug. 31, 2017, when at noon, 34-year-old Justin Verlander signed with the Houston Astros. At 12:01 p.m. of the same day, 37 people were confirmed dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Tragedy often seems to motivate athletes. The Saints won the Super Bowl following Katrina, and the Red Sox won the World...

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On Aug. 26, Hurricane Harvey struck the coast of Texas, causing major damage to the cities of Rockport, Corpus Christi and Houston. The flooding in Houston especially caught the nation’s attention, as the fourth largest city in America closed all its major highways because they were under water. According to the New York Post, the flood was so detrimental that it literally pushed the Space City into the ground by two centimeters. The hurricane cost...

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This past week, Texas faced extreme gas shortages and long lines at fill up stations around the state. Following Hurricane Harvey, rumors spread that gas would run out. Though no evidence was supported by state and local governments, gas stations were unable to cope with the sudden surge of customers. This craze left San Antonians in a constant search for gas, leaving people to wonder whether or not the frenzy was genuine or self-induced. “It...

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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...