Author: Davis Mathis

Math plus music equals rocking good time

The Dead Barons have the classic rock band story: they play gigs where they can get them around their hometown and the surrounding cities, are full of talented musicians and the keyboardist is Peter Olofsson, professor and chair of mathematics at Trinity University. The band plays a later fifties rock style, and the four members come together wearing matching t-shirts as part of their performance. Olofsson is highly complimentary of his fellow band members and enjoys playing with them. “They are incredible. So much talent with these guys. I have been having a blast playing with them. I joined...

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Dogs find home thanks to Trinity students

There are dogs all around the country that are looking to be adopted and find a home. Several students of Trinity University are doing their part to find these dogs a home. Seniors Marcus DePaul and Ricky Dolezalek are Omega Phi fraternity members who live together and are volunteering with the rest of their roommates at an organization that is helping dogs find a home. DePaul described how he discovered this opportunity. “We started in October of last year through an organization called Spay, Neuter, Inject, Protect, San Antonio (SNIPSA) that pulls animals from the Humane Society and other shelters and places the dogs with foster families until they can be adopted to their ‘forever homes,’” DePaul said. DePaul explained one of the benefits of participating in the foster program is that it relieves some of the financial obligations associated with owning a dog, which is especially helpful for college students. “We wanted to foster the dogs because it not only offered us a great way to do community service but also have dogs as college students and not have to worry too much about the financial burden that dogs can sometimes be,” DePaul said. DePaul was inspired to foster dogs when he went to a local adoption event and saw another Trinity student who was already involved with the program. “We had been to an adoption event in...

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John Jacobs serves up jokes

John Jacobs the Comedian. Photo by Matthew Brink. John Jacobs the Comedian. Photo by Matthew Brink. John Jacobs the Comedian. Photo by Matthew Brink. The MTV show “Are You the One?” has fans all around the country. One of the contestants on the show, John Jacobs, made an appearance at Trinity University recently. The Student Programming Board brought him to campus for students’ entertainment this past Saturday night. Jacobs is a comedian who grew up battling Tourettes and has used comedy as his release in his life. He has a wide variety of jokes in his catalog on topics...

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Theatre show raises “Doubt” among audience

Doubt the play. Photo by Jennie Ran. The Trinity theatre is opening a new student directed lab show for students and the public to enjoy called “Doubt” tonight in the Attic Theater. The show is set in a 1964 Bronx neighborhood at the Saint Nicholas Catholic School. The principal thinks that one of the priests is having a sexual affair with one of the students and takes on the task of fact-finding and discovering whether the claim is valid. The student director is sophomore theatre major Olivia Ochoa. Ochoa has spent a lot of time getting the cast ready...

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New group combats cancer

There are few things in life that gather friends and family together toward one united goal. One of those things is cancer. Sophomores Audree Sullivan and Sarah Friedlander recognized this and decided to step in to bridge that at Trinity University. Sullivan and Friedlander have a passion for the topic and a drive to get the group off the ground. “I’ve been thinking about starting a support group because my dad was diagnosed with cancer last semester. At first it was thyroid cancer, but it spread to throat cancer,” Sullivan said. “It’s become this whole process. There are some things that are hard to explain, like the frustrations you and your family feel, so I was thinking this group would help deal with something like that.” Friedlander wanted to start a group that would fundraise and have relays and drives to raise cancer awareness and research. She talked to Sullivan and realized that they could work together and form one group that could help support those with cancer and raise funds in support of cancer research. “Back home, I’m really involved in our Relay for Life, so when I came to Trinity a lot of schools have their own relay or one in the town they are really involved in. When I looked into the San Antonio relay it was the same week of our summer, and this year...

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