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Illustration by Ren Rader In a quote from a news article in the last edition of the Trinitonian, Jullian Valadez raised concerns that the open flame policy is denying Native American students the ability to practice smudging. I would like to raise my voice in support of Valadez’ stance. Smudging is every bit as sacred and important as Holy Communion, and like Communion, it involves substances that are normally prohibited on most parts of campus....

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Fashion is a lot like the opinion pages of a newspaper. It’s a way to express oneself, it’s a commentary on the times, and eventually, it becomes a historical record of people’s preferences. When you look at a stranger’s outfits, you understand more about them — their priority of practical vs. pretty, their favorite colors and styles. You might feel connected with them if you have a similar taste or admire them if their style...