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Twinkling lights, the sweet smell of hot cocoa, and the heat from a yule log are typical American traditions during Christmas time. International students, however, often have different holiday traditions. Sophie Gonzalez and Silvia Rojas share their cultures’ traditions and the difficulties of being an international student during a time of political turmoil. Rojas, a first-year marketing and¬†political science major, is from San Pedro Sula, the second largest island in Honduras. “[Honduras is] really different...

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As Halloween approaches, many students are excited for the holiday and are making plans to celebrate. However, some students either choose not to celebrate or grew up not celebrating, and view Halloween differently than most Trinity students. Morgan Jones, junior engineering science major, grew up celebrating Halloween, but hasn’t celebrated since his sophomore year of high school. “The biggest reason of all is that I’m just too busy,”¬Ě Jones said. “Engineering is hard, and a...

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Although they fall around the same time of year and seem to celebrate all things sugary and skeletal, Dia de los Muertos and Halloween are two distinct traditions that are not to be confused. Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is celebrated on Nov. 2. This falls on All Souls’ Day, a Christian holiday set aside to honor the dead. Families in Mexico and the United States often take the opportunity...