Author: Abigail Wharton

Orchestra tunes up for Halloween concert

The Trinity Symphony Orchestra will fill the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall with their fall concert, “Tableaux, an Evening of French Music,” this Halloween. Selections include the music of Debussy, Stravinsky and Ravel with vocal collaborations and string solos. Besides getting the chance to see Trinity friends perform live on stage, the orchestra provides beautifully executed classical music from the comfort of our own campus concert hall. No one is more excited than the musicians themselves. Allison Hill, a junior neuroscience major and cellist, believes there’s something very special about this performance. “It features the finalist from last semester’s Concerto...

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Craig Williams speaks on the power of love

Trinity University’s second Lennox Seminar lecture took place Monday, Oct. 2, in the Fiesta Room from Craig Williams, professor of classics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Williams’ work focuses on stories of animals, humans and love in and around the time of the Roman Empire. “I focus on literary texts that speak of animals loving us, specifically falling in love with us,” Williams said before joining the audience in slightly uneasy giggling. The packed room was soon informed that this was not an odd theme in historical documents. Outside of the 31 ancient texts Williams has discovered over...

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‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ exhibit haunts the McNay

This holiday season, the McNay Art Museum gives us all a chance to take a turn down memory lane with an immersive installation of original sets, character puppets and sculpture pieces used in the production of Tim Burton’s cult classic stop-motion animation film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” In the 1993 film, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, tries to bring Christmas spirit to his gothic world only to mash up the holidays with comically evil consequences. Voices for the main characters were lent by famous actors like Chris Sarandon, better known as Prince Humperdinck from “The Princess Bride,”...

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Stieren Arts Enrichment series brings content creators to campus

October is a notoriously busy time for Trinity students, but two upcoming guest speakers are definitely worth making time for this month. Graphic novelist Dylan Meconis and music critic Scott Cantrell have been scheduled to  give free public lectures on campus through the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, with the former having already spoken on Oct. 4. Meconis started out in the fields of history and communication and has since made a name for herself in writing, design and cartooning. Her graphic novels titled “Outfoxed” and “Family Man” have won and been nominated for the Eisner Award and the National...

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Top Naach takes things up a notch

Last Tuesday and Thursday were full of loud music and new choreography for those auditioning to join this year’s Bollywood dance team, Top Naach. An extension of South Asian Student Association (SASA), the group has grown into a machine for learning, South Asian representation, fun and community engagement.     Long and story-packed movies with glamorous costumes and orchestral music may come to mind when one thinks of the Bollywood genre. Top Naach focuses on Bollywood, but incorporates inspiration from different dance styles into their performances. But what makes for a good Bollywood performance? To find the answer to this...

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