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I watched my grandpa die over winter break. It might seem morbid talking about death and loss only a couple of days after Valentine’s Day, but I don’t think it’s morbid at all. In fact, I think that there are quite a few students at Trinity who have experienced loss, perhaps multiple times, and I think that this story is still about love. It’s just not about romantic love. During the fall semester, my grandpa’s...

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Trinity has pretty awesome professors. Perhaps you’ve noticed this? Professors whose novels come out on Vintage Books. Professors who are the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Professors spirited-off to appear on Dr. Oz, who, after they appear on national television, rush back to campus to teach their classes. Professors whose books appear on Ivy League presses. Professors who are in charge of the First-Year Experience program. Professors whose books about the Harlem Renaissance...

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Although many professors like to remind students that grades are not everything, they remain important to most of us as a benchmark for our success in and comprehension of a course. Additionally, maintaining an acceptable GPA is crucial to keeping financial aid and being able to participate in many activities. Despite these factors, many professors at Trinity fail to provide enough information to students to track their own progress in a course. Through confusing grading...