In front of a crowd of English nerds and lit fans, Pulitzer Prize – winning author Jennifer Egan gave a lecture on her process of creative writing and research. Egan discussed her latest and fifth novel, Manhattan Beach, going into how she was inspired to write it. She ended the lecture by reading a segment of the first chapter of the book. This event was put on by the English department and was a part of...

Fifteen years ago, Rohan Walawalkar sat in a car with his mom eating a candy bar — his ideal day. Stuck in traffic, Walawalkar savored every bite of his Cadbury treat, unconcerned with the local homeless woman his mother was talking to. The next thing Walawalkar knew, his perfect day came crashing down. The homeless woman had stolen his beloved Cadbury bar. At the time, Walawalkar was angry and loathed the homeless woman for stealing...

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Trinity University’s annual week of events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. kicked off with a lecture from Kathleen Cleaver, activist, former Black Panther and professor of law at Emory University, and continued throughout the weekend, culminating in over 100 students, faculty and staff joining the San Antonio community for the MLK March on the East side. Cleaver’s lecture on Jan. 11 focused on the importance of continuing the activism that her generation pioneered through the Civil...

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Daniel Mendelsohn is of two minds about most things. “All criticism, I think, is ultimately an ethical or moral undertaking,” said Mendelsohn, an award-winning author and part-time professor at Bard College. “But I want to push back against that inevitable normativity by keeping an open mind, trying to take the long view. I always like to stand back and, using my classicist’s eye, remember that all these things fade away, all these things become less...

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Young student protesters have occupied the business district of Hong Kong various times in the last couple of years in a battle for democracy. Given this situation, Gina Tam, assistant professor of history, brought an expert in the historical legacy of China’s youth protests to speak at Trinity. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California at Irvine, came to Trinity on Thursday, Oct. 26, to give a lecture on Asian youth...