Author: Davis Mathis

Tiger softball prepare for weekend doubleheaders

The Trinity softball team had two losses when they faced Mary-Hardin Baylor in a doubleheader on Wednesday. The first game resulted in a 2-0 loss, as they were only able to come up with three hits in the game. In the second game, they managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit and tie the game only to lose on a walk off two run home run in the bottom of the seventh. “We just had trouble hitting the ball. We normally can hit well, but for whatever reason we weren’t making contact the way we can,” said first year first...

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Women’s swim and dive finishes 17th nationally

Trinity women’s swim and dive teams hit major markers of success in both team and individual accomplishments. They finished 17th in the nation as a team, which is their highest ever finish in the rankings. This, combined with a win at the conference meet as a team, make for a successful team season by most standards. On top of this they had two All-Americans and one honorable mention for the All-American roster. “It’s amazing to have a group of girls who can work together when the odds are against us. To come out with a win is a great...

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Swimmer Andrew Thiesse finishes 19th in Nationals

Senior Andrew Thiesse surpassed his own preseason goals this past weekend with a 19th overall finish at the SCAC National Championships in the 200 meter backstroke. SCAC head coaches also named Thiesse Swimmer-of-the-Year for his season’s performance. For most of his swim career, Thiesse was a distance freestyle swimmer and didn’t begin swimming the backstroke competitively until his Junior year of college. He quickly turned the event into one of his better events though and was able to qualify for nationals in it this year. “I’ve always enjoyed backstroke I just never swam it competitively until last year. I’ve...

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Klawe speaks on getting women involved in technology

Maria Klawe. Photo taken by Sarah Thorne. Maria Klawe. Photo taken by Sarah Thorne. Maria Klawe, the president of Harvey Mudd College, has spent the majority of her life trying to recruit more women into technology-related fields. Through her research at various universities, Klawe has developed several programs to bring in and retain more females in the sciences. Klawe believes that diversity is vital in the workplace and that recruitment must not stop with females, but should encourage diversity of race and sexuality as well. Klawe stressed the importance of tech jobs in the future and thinks diversity will...

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Award-winning journalist to speak at Trinity Tuesday

Amy Goodman will be speaking at Trinity University at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Stieren Theater as part of the Maverick Lecture Series, which is made possible by the William and Salome Scanlan Foundation. Goodman will discuss the role independent media play in wars and elections. Goodman is the host of and co-founder of the program “Democracy Now!” which, according to their official website, is a daily, national and independent news program. Goodman was the first journalist to ever win the “Right Livelihood Award,” a prestigious award established in 1980 often referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” according to the Right Livelihood Award Foundation’s website. Professors and students alike are excited for Goodman’s lecture. Robert Huesca, director of international programs and professor of communication, spoke of his excitement for Goodman’s appearance at Trinity. He encouraged students to attend and praised Goodman for what she has achieved in her career. “She is one of the nation’s top independent journalists, a real model of intelligence, tenacity and innovativeness,” Huesca said. “Her interview with Bill Clinton is one of the most mesmerizing moments of live journalism ever recorded.” Huesca is not the only person that is excited for Goodman’s lecture. Sophomore Bailee Manzer only recently heard of Goodman, but in the short time she has been familiar with her she has acquired a massive respect and admiration for her...

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