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The beauty of sampling

Carmine Villarreal November 12, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleDaft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” has stuck with millions and is a perfect example of how impacting sampling can be. For the longest time, I was...

Jude Casanova (left) leads the cast in a dance number Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

TUPS continues annual “Rocky Horror Picture Show” tradition

Carmine Villarreal October 29, 2020

photo by Kate NuelleThe musical comedy horror film Rocky Horror Picture Show has become a Trinity Halloween tradition that students look forward to year after year. This year, the Trinity University Players...

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Japan’s abrasive and hidden noise punk scene

Carmine Villarreal October 29, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleWhat comes to mind when you think of punk music? I think of a stereotypical rocker fitting a vibrant mohawk with some cool-looking jean chains and an intimidating barrage of...

Photo credit: Gabrielle Rodriguez

A historical look at the day we know as Halloween

Carmine Villarreal October 28, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezHalloween comes with a plethora of wacky, unquestioned, and intriguing traditions. To think there is a worldwide acknowledgment and participation of a day dedicated to...

Tartuffe Toy Theatre created by Scott Neale Photo credit: Claire Sammons

Trinity’s Tartuffe goes virtual after being postponed

Carmine Villarreal October 21, 2020

photo provided by the theatre departmentAfter students moved to virtual learning last semester, the theatre department’s plans for their second mainstage production “Tartuffe” by Molière...

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Ethical streaming and supporting musicians in an age of monopolies

Carmine Villarreal October 14, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoylePopular streaming platforms are deeply, deeply flawed. Independent musicians are barely able to make a comfortable wage with the way the paying models of streaming platforms...

The first year choir stretches to warm up Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Trinity Choirs utilize technology to maintain safety

Carmine Villarreal September 30, 2020

photo by Kate Nuelle Trinity University’s choir program has implemented many changes to abide by health protocols. From rehearsing outside with a 15-foot distance to creating software that minimizes...

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Music students and instructors adhere to new safety guidelines

Carmine Villarreal September 23, 2020

photo by Kate NuelleGiven the restrictions set in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity’s music department has been met with predictable roadblocks. The music department has dedicated time...

Juliana Martinez Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Theatre Department creates new virtual series

Carmine Villarreal September 16, 2020

The Trinity University Theatre department is making strides to ensure their programming is more inclusive of BIPOC. BIPOC has become a common acronym in conversations about diversity and inclusion, it...

Nearest to Closest: Lily Slemp, Amberle Heuiser,
Brylee Lavoie, Harrison Hall Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Trinity’s Handbell Ensemble starts rehearsals with new restrictions

Carmine Villarreal September 10, 2020

Cool folks ringing cool tunes. Ryan Gentry, a sophomore member of Trinity’s Handbell Ensemble, used these five words to describe the ensemble. Trinity University’s Handbell Ensemble provides a fascinating...

One of Neales cats, Ted in the spotlight. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Trinity professor’s feline theater production makes it big

Carmine Villarreal September 3, 2020

  Evolution. Discovery. Expression. Having fun.Scott Neale, assistant professor of scenic design, used these words to describe what inspires him. These sources of inspiration appear evident in...

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