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Medina’s Trinity bucket list

Cynara Medina March 28, 2014

Almost two years ago, Megan Julian invited me to write a column for the Trinitonian. At the time, she was managing editor of the paper. Though I don't have that email anymore, I remember it well. I was...

The responsibilty of campus culture

Cynara Medina February 7, 2014

Let's start with disclosure. I survived sexual abuse, so I know what it's like to feel shame, guilt and helplessness. I wrote about that for the Trinitonian. If you are curious, you can search the archives....

Learn your crap detection skills now

Cynara Medina January 24, 2014

"Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him." "” Ernest Hemingway I was a teenager when I first came across that quote from Hemingway. He was speaking about the...

The culture of surveillance

Cynara Medina December 6, 2013

Last week, Elan Gale's flight was delayed, and he was annoyed, not because of the delay, but because of Diane in 7A. According to Gale,  Diane was abusive to the flight attendants, obnoxious and just...

Plagiarism: no excuse for the wicked

Cynara Medina November 4, 2013

I spent three hours tracking down a plagiarism case, and it ticks me off. Three hours on someone who has as much respect for me as one would have for a gnat. Three hours that could have gone to reviewing...

Why I don’t miss “The Brady Bunch”

Cynara Medina September 13, 2013

When I first came to the United States, I became a huge fan of "The Brady Bunch." It was the winter of 1978. I was seven years old, and I had never seen anything like it. Here was a family with perfect...

Summer of DOMA

Cynara Medina August 30, 2013

On June 26, I was avoiding media. It is a rare occurrence. Some form of media is always on at our house. However, on June 26, I didn't care for my usual routine of television, Facebook and Twitter for...

For the graduates: adulthood from an adult perspective

For the graduates: adulthood from an adult perspective

Cynara Medina May 3, 2013

I have been thinking a lot about adulthood lately. At 19, being an adult meant that I was no longer under maternal supervision. I could stay up as late as I wanted, I could cuss like a sailor if I felt...

Not a victim: implications of Steubenville

Cynara Medina March 22, 2013

My name is Cynara M. Medina. I am 42 years old. You might know me as your professor or as your colleague, or maybe you just recognize my name because I have written a few columns for the Trinitonian. I...

On catfishes and catfishing

Cynara Medina February 1, 2013

I learned a new word last week. It was catfish. Merriam Webster has yet to bless it with inclusion in the collegiate dictionary. But no worries, Urban Dictionary already has a definition. A catfish is...

The baffles of Black Friday

Cynara Medina November 30, 2012

Black Friday baffles me. I can't imagine getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in line outside of Best Buy, and I consider myself a thrifty shopper. I'm just not that committed, and that's what Black...

The “meme” election

Cynara Medina October 26, 2012

This election I am avoiding political news ON PURPOSE. Please don't judge me too harshly! I usually do try to keep up.  It's important to do so.  After all,didn't Jefferson say, "where the press is...

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