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Tucked away in an upper corner of Northrup Hall, Strategic Communications and Marketing is Trinity’s powerhouse of promotion. The university marketing department is involved with almost every aspect of Trinity’s public presence, from social media and the website, to admissions marketing, to the Trinity magazine and newsletters like Tower News and Tiger Pride, to the Tiger Network. With this diverse assortment of responsibilities, life in the marketing department is never dull. Michelle Bartonico, director of...

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Last week, Trinity celebrated diversity with a week-long program of events that exposed students to different cultures, identities and backgrounds. At the end of the week, on Friday April 13, the Muslim Student Association capped off the celebrations with their second annual Henna Night. Henna Night was billed as “a showcase of Islamic culture,” which it delivered on by featuring a variety of acts, each representing different facets of Islam. The evening included belly dancing,...

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College can be really awesome because students live away from home and away from parents, with a roommate their own age. But college can also be really difficult for those exact reasons. Unexpected problems are bound to arise; when they do, Resident Assistants (RAs) at Trinity are ready to help. Trinity RAs are more than just problem-solvers, though. They have to be therapists, rule-enforcers and advisors too. The duties of an RA vary depending on the...

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Every college applicant is familiar with the enticing marketing material sent out by universities and plastered all over the front page of their websites. This material consists heavily of idyllic images of students studying around scenic campuses, often sprawled out on the grass or having very deep conversations — probably about existentialism, Marxism or quantum physics. In Trinity’s case, the images probably contain at least one white lawn chair. There seem to be bonus points,...

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Tucked away near the main entryway of Coates Library, the Tiger Learning Commons (TLC), new this year, is the hub of academic support for students on campus. The TLC includes Student Accessibility Services, the Writing Center and the Academic Success office. There’s also a big, open study area that all students can walk in and use. The staff and student workers of the TLC are dedicated to helping students succeed academically, but each person and each...

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An atmosphere of quiet reverence perfuses the Rare Books room in Coates Library. The carpeted floor and weathered furniture lend a close, cozy ambiance, and each of the hundreds of books lining the walls almost breathes with character, history and knowledge. It is this knowledge that students seek when they come to the Special Collections section of the library, a valuable resource for many research topics. However, students might easily be overwhelmed by such a...

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Every facet of the university depends on members of the Information Technology Services (ITS) department. They are responsible for all hardware and software needs on campus: From equipping classrooms with proper technology to making sure that the whole campus has Wi-Fi, the ITS staff keeps us covered. But how do they actually spend their time? What does a day in the life of an ITS staff member look like? For Fred Zapata, senior director of...