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Academics, philosophers and thinkers have strong opinions on the effects of advertisements on modern society. Images and sounds selling a product or an idea inundate and scream at our eyes and ears every second at every turn, and young, impressionable minds are unsafe from the glitz, glamour and pressure of advertisements. The impact and control of advertisements on our lives are impossible to determine due to how ubiquitous and ingrained they are in our daily...

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Renae Goettel, an alumna who graduated from Trinity with a degree in communication and sociology in 2008, discovered her passion for running two years ago and has been beating the odds ever since. Goettel, who is legally blind, says she wanted to find a passion that she could “get something out of” and started running outdoors with a friend’s husband in 2011. Two marathons, two half-marathons and a handful of 10Ks later, and the Seattle-based...

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As the end of the semester draws to a close, many graduating seniors are getting ready for the spring 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony. However, 13 senior art majors have other things on their mind; they are busy making final preparations for the 2013 senior art show. “Kunstkammer,” which means “art chamber” in German, will be opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery....

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The 7th ranked men’s tennis team ended its regular season with a road trip around Texas, finishing the weekend 3-1. “I think the team did very well,” said senior Erick De la Fuente. “We went 3-1 with our only loss coming to a Division I team at SMU who have gotten some big wins lately. Also, we took it to them, almost winning that match as well.” On Friday, the Tigers won their first match...

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The women’s softball team ended their nine-game winning streak last Tuesday night after losing two games to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. “We did not play how we know we can play,” said sophomore catcher Brittany Haby in an email. “In both games, they got ahead early and we didn’t rally back like we usually do.” The Tigers lost the first game 2-0, despite a stellar outing by senior pitcher Sydney Friday. Friday struck out...

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On the evening of Thursday, April 4, Aaron Delwiche, assistant professor of communication, and Jennifer Henderson, associate professor and chair of communication, spoke to students at Winston School San Antonio about social media and cyberbullying. After much research and publishing a book on the subject, both Delwiche and Henderson are working to address the hardships and culture of cyberbullying. Q: Why do you think it is important to talk to these kids about cyber bullying...

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Char Miller, former professor of history at Trinity University, will discuss his new book “On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Holt Center. Miller will also participate in the San Antonio Edition of the Texas Book Festival held on the same weekend. Miller spent 26 years at Trinity working in both the history and urban studies departments and is currently director of environmental analysis...