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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut Imagine if Student A asked Student B the question “What do you think about the United States’ increasing abortion restrictions?” while waiting for their Spanish professor to arrive to class. Student B might respond (instead of reviewing the reading from the previous night) and proceed to argue with Student A. When the professor arrives to class, both Student A and B are frazzled, as well as anyone who overheard their conversation,...

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Trinity University policies are currently undergoing changes that may be implemented next semester. According to Jamie Thompson, director of Student Involvement, a committee made up of faculty and SGA senators is reviewing existing policy related to free speech, events, facilities use and more. They are considering potential new policies that would tie together certain polices and procedures. In the fall, Danny Anderson, president of the university, convened an ad-hoc committee to look over the university policy...

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According to Article O Section 3 of the student handbook, students are not allowed to sell merchandise, products or services on campus. However, the university permits students affiliated with the entrepreneurship department to run businesses despite this policy. Generally, students who are looking to start businesses on campus can work with the entrepreneurship department and the university to make this possible.  “We encourage students who are interested in establishing businesses to do so, but it’s nice...

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The San Antonio City Council rang in the new year by raising the age required to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. I was personally very disappointed by the decision, but not surprised at all. San Antonio, after the past years’ local elections, has a very progressive city council. San Antonio has eight progressives on the city council and only two conservatives. San Antonio’s mayor Ron Nirenberg is a self-styled progressive, whom many of Trinity’s...

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What has been the most important part of your time at Trinity?  For me, it is the faculty who care deeply for their students, whose passion is helping students find their own. The right mentor can cultivate enthusiasm for an idea or field of study into a calling. So many aspects of Trinity are designed to facilitate this connection “” faculty at the top of their field who bridge research and teaching, class sizes small...