The university has formed a committee to oversee and plan a yearlong celebration of Trinity’s 150th anniversary. Angela Breidenstein, professor of education, co-chairs the 150th Anniversary Steering Committee along with Jacob Tingle, director of experiential learning. According to Breidenstein, the committee maintains a community-based approach to planning events for the sesquicentennial celebration, which is based around the slogan, “Commemorate, Elevate, Create.” “Instead of our committee saying, ‘Here are all of the events of the 150th celebration,’...

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This semester, Student Government Association (SGA) has continued its open educational resources (OER) initiative through a committee dedicated to bringing more OER resources to Trinity. Sophomore SGA senator Ty Tinker has chaired the committee since early January. “OER is a national initiative that looks to reduce the price of textbooks and educational resources in general,” Tinker said. “As we know not all learning has to be done through a book. There is different things we watch...

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This covers the SGA meeting on March 26. CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Julia Shults noted that the box for feminine hygiene products located in one of the Coates University Center bathrooms had run out of products. Senator emeritus Nick Santulli, senior, reminded the senate that Trinity has been advertising its first-year initiative, the “Starting Strong” Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). President Amulya Deva, junior, suggested the first-year success committee meet with people in charge of...

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This covers the SGA meeting on March 21. President Amulya Deva, junior, announced the February senator of the month, Julia Shults, junior senator. Senator of the month is awarded to the senator with the most points, earned by attending SGA-sponsored events and promoting SGA, among other things. Shults received a bowl of Amy’s white-chocolate ice cream with Reese’s.   CLIMATE CHECK First-year senator Noelle Barrera announced that Trinity Diversity Connection’s event “Womyn in Art,” was...

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Trinity will celebrate its 150th anniversary at the beginning of 2019, less than a year from now. In the mind of a college student, 11 months can seem like an eternity. Within that time span, your course load, extracurricular involvements and personal relationships can all change dramatically. From the perspective of an institution that has endured almost one-and-a half centuries, however, a single year is more like a wrinkle. That’s why now is the time...

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It’s been one year since BCycle moved onto Trinity’s campus with a bike station at the entrance to lower campus, next to the Verna McLean residence hall. However, the $15,000 station hasn’t lived up to its goal. The process to bring BCycle to campus began in 2014, with Justin Adler, then-president of the Association of Student Representatives (now Student Government Association, or SGA) leading the charge. At the time, the goal for installation was early Jan....

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CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Sarosha Hemani reported instances of creepy men in the City Vista parking lots, as well as the parking lot by Lightner residence hall. President Amulya Deva, junior, suggested getting in contact with TUPD. Legislative relations chair Chiara Pride, sophomore, raised concern about students’ increasing need for counseling services and that the office appears understaffed in terms of meeting all students’ needs. Junior senator Julia Shults explained instances of inappropriate and...

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This issue covers the meetings held Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Callie Struby voiced students’ complaints about Counseling Services. Complaints include students being turned away due to lack of space and for being “too high-functioning.” Struby suggested another senator volunteer to act as a liaison between Counseling Services and students. Senator Ty Tinker volunteered. Senator Simone Washington spoke about the Texas Student Government Coalition that she and President Nick Santulli attended....