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Until recently, I lumped hard cider in the same category as Smirnoff Ice and other pre-made cocktails, a category to which beer and wine drinkers often condescend. Yet despite this negative reputation, hard ciders have made their way more and more into the bar scene, occasionally even appearing on tap, which suggests to me that there is perhaps more to cider than I originally anticipated. In an article entitled “Americans Rediscover The Kick of Hard...

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The softball team kicked off SCAC play two weeks ago with a bang, sweeping the University of Dallas 4-0. “Our pre-conference competition was tough,” said sophomore catcher Brittany Haby. “We really learned from each game, and it shows because we are going into each of our conference games knowing that we have what it takes to win.” Trinity won the first game 11-0, led by junior shortstop Brooke Sanchez and junior second baseman Chrissy Armstrong,...

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Ten new water fountains and several new water bottle dispensers are being or have been installed on campus thanks to funds allocated last spring by the campus administration and Association of Student Representatives, according to Sharon Curry, coordinator for sustainability in the university’s Office for Campus Planning and Sustainability. According to Curry, water bottle filling stations have been installed in several locations in both academic buildings and residence halls, including the Prassel, Thomas, and Lightner...

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Over spring break, the men’s tennis team headed on a road trip through California, ending the week 3-2. “We ended up with a 3-2 record which of the teams we played was really positive,” said junior Nicolas Moreno. “We were able to beat a higher””ranked team and we gave pretty good battles to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and California Lutheran.” On Friday, March 8, the men’s tennis team lost 6-3 to California Lutheran University, who was ranked 6th...

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The longest-running scripted show in primetime history is “The Simpsons” with 24 seasons and over 520 episodes. Behind that is NBC’s “Law and Order” tied with CBS’s “Gunsmoke” with 20 seasons each.  Although we celebrate these shows for their longevity, sometimes the greatest television gems instead exist on the other end of the spectrum. These “one and done” series may not have withstood the test of time, but that doesn’t mean their single seasons are...

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At the end of every school year, the Mirage staff takes a look at their finished product and thinks of ways they could improve the yearbook for the next year. At the end of last year, Walsworth, the publishing company of the Mirage, approached the staff and explained that the yearbook could benefit from switching to an all-color format at minimal cost. “When we talked with our yearbook representative, Walsworth, they looked at how much...

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Trinity campus is set for changes after the City of San Antonio declined the original fire equipment access plan for the Center for the Sciences and Innovation project. After the decline of the original plan, Trinity set up a test of the original plan with the San Antonio Fire Department. On Dec. 18, the San Antonio Fire Department tested Trinity’s fire equipment access plan. The San Antonio Fire Department concluded that the plan did not...

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The Trinity men’s tennis team opened their spring season this past week with a winning record of 4-2. “We’re just extremely excited to start the season,” said sophomore Jordan Mayer. “We have a really talented group of guys that all feel like they could play number one on any given day.” The Tigers won their opening match 9-0 on Friday against Hardin-Simmons University. Sophomore Charlie Curtis won the No. 1 singles spot, followed by Mayer,...