Ask any senior on campus if what they’re doing now is anything close to what they imagined it would be four years ago, and most would probably say no. Even the seniors on the Trinitonian had no idea how much they would be involved in the publication at this point. Funny how things turn out. We in the editorial staff came into college thinking that this was where we would figure out how to be...

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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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In the midst of one recent midnight dorm discussion, my friend Jonathan brought up the knotty topic of mental health: How much is outside encouragement to blame for things like suicide? More generally, to what extent is the mind controlled by influences beyond its reach? I ended up conversing heatedly with my friend Rohan, an ambitious and passionate future neuroscientist, about a subject I knew very little about: the brain. Biological influence came into play...

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Each year, Trinity first-years who participate in the Bridge or Plunge programs move in before New Student Orientation (NSO), providing them the opportunity to acclimate to campus and San Antonio before the arrival of the rest of the first-year class. Participants are able to bond with other students in the program, returning student mentors and faculty before the beginning of the academic year. The Summer Bridge Program is for first-generation, underrepresented students (FGUS) and students...

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The Academic Honor Code is an important part of the Trinity community. Because of this, the university will now invite families to watch first-year students sign it at the convocation in Laurie Auditorium during New Student Orientation. Administrators decided the presence of students’ families may influence first-years to be more attentive to the code, as incoming students tend to be its biggest offenders. “We determined that we could save many families from taking off an...