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So, I’m here! I made it! And Edinburgh, Scotland — surprise, surprise — is different from San Antonio. Here they say “sitting in or take away?” instead of “for here or to go?” Oatmeal is porridge. Bandaids are plasters. 18-year-olds can drink, so you see sights like a small freshman girl moving into her flat with cute pink bedding, fun posters and a huge box of vodka bottles. You know, the usual. When you look...

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I’m leaving for a semester abroad in Scotland this week, and I can only bring one suitcase full of clothing — no more, no less. I’ve lived out of a suitcase before but never for this long. As I prepare for the trip, I’ve found myself staring overwhelmed at the mass of clothing in my closet, wondering which pieces I absolutely have to take and which I won’t need. I’m realizing I’m not used to...

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Hey, opinion section! I’m Kara, an incoming junior getting ready to send in some distant thoughts from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I’ll be studying abroad this semester. But before that, I want to talk a little about Trinity. Though things are going much better nowadays, I was a lonely, lost kid my first year. Here are five mistakes I made as a first year so you don’t have to. 1. I didn’t join an organization I...

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Grace Cline spent three full semesters at Trinity, and she liked it here for the most part. She had great friends, she appreciated her professors and how much they cared about her as an individual, she was a member of the Jewish Student Association (JSA) and she even found a way to incorporate her passion for rock climbing into her San Antonio life. She had plans to join a sorority. She expected her psychology degree would...

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For Trinity sophomores Ian Dill and Ansh Khullar, spring break was no break at all. Instead of kicking back and watching TV or going on vacation with their families, the two students spent almost a full week on campus, waking up to breakfast tacos and working long days to prepare for the national debate tournament. The team’s primary task over the break was preparing for the final, national tournament at Kansas State University this Friday,...

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Alexandra Parris began crocheting in November of 2016. Her great-uncle had recently passed away, and she was wandering the bright aisles of Walmart late at night, looking for groceries and perhaps something to do on the plane ride to her great-uncle’s funeral. Parris, now a sophomore, packed her cart full of snacks. Then, a crochet hook and a ball of yarn caught her eye. She figured, why not? She’d never been much of an art...

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Junior English major Collin McGrath won’t soon forget the day back in high school when he and his younger sister were reclining on the couch, recovering from a particularly gruesome episode of the anime series “Attack on Titan.” McGrath said they should put on something happy. His sister’s response would change his life: “How about ‘My Little Pony’?” McGrath shrugged and let her put it on. He wasn’t particularly interested in the show, but he...

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Winner: Bird Bakery Finalists: Bakery Lorraine, Nothing Bundt Cakes OK, I get it — the cupcakes are delicious. The tables are twee. And the latte is filled with enough sugar to make it more dessert than coffee. But where the hell is Armie Hammer? I saw peach and blueberry cobblers, gluten-free brownies, even tomato pies, but no Armie, the husband of Bird Bakery founder Elizabeth Chambers. Known for his Parent Trap turn in “The Social...