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“I’ve been thinking about what poetry can do in this time of rupture,” said Denice Frohman, poet and latest performer in the MAS Álvarez Seminar when describing her approach to writing in this political climate. The readings selected for the event all showed poetry’s power in times of adversity, especially the power of humor, which Frohman’s infectious energy put on full display. A packed house welcomed Frohman to the Holt Center on Thursday, Feb. 1,...

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The regional government of Catalonia, Spain “” which includes the city of Barcelona “” held a referendum on Oct. 1 to declare independence from Spain. Trinity students studying abroad in Madrid have witnessed the country become increasingly divided; this move was another step in the long history of the Catalonian separation movement. IES Abroad, which facilitates the abroad program, has told American students to avoid areas where protests are being held, including central parts of...

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Throughout September and October, the Trinity community honors Latinx culture and community with a lineup of events for Latinx Heritage Month. This is the first year that the university has officially held a program honoring the occasion. “Last fall, in 2016, we had the honor to welcome Norma Cantu, who immediately pointed out the importance of celebrating Latinx Heritage Month,” wrote Rosana Blanco-Cano, director of the MAS: Mexico, the Americas and Spain program, in an...