Author: Elise Hester

Intro to Intramurals

Intramural sports, also known as IMs, have a great place in Trinity history. From NCAA athletes to the least athletic among us, Trinity students can enjoy the wide variety of IMs offered. “No skill is required and only a great attitude is needed,” said Kristen Harrison, Recreational Sports director. “Everyone’s out there for fun and competing to win that intramural t-shirt at the end of the semester.” Here’s a quick look at this season’s line up of intramural leagues, including an inside scoop on each from Harrison herself. The best team names were decided by the author and reflect...

Read More

Dig Deep: Athlete spotlight on Sarah Mullens

At Trinity, junior Sarah Mullens has found her people, the trusted few to whom she can fully open up. For the rest of us though, the talented defensive hitter remains a mystery; a quiet introvert with a dark, sarcastic sense of humor and an untold story. She grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and started volleyball at the age of eight years old, with her mom as her coach. Even when she played for other coaches, each time she made a mistake she would look up the stands at her mother. The 5A-state MVP now serves as defensive setter for...

Read More

Astros win first World Series

A city once in ruin, submerged in the floodwaters of a hurricane, emerged to earn a historic World Series championship. Rewind to Aug. 31, 2017, when at noon, 34-year-old Justin Verlander signed with the Houston Astros. At 12:01 p.m. of the same day, 37 people were confirmed dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Tragedy often seems to motivate athletes. The Saints won the Super Bowl following Katrina, and the Red Sox won the World Series following the Boston Marathon Bombing. The Astros certainly rushed forth with the fierceness of floodwaters following Harvey. With Verlander in their pen, the...

Read More

Trinity students respond to Yuri Gurriel’s racist incident

On the mound is Yu Darvish, the 31-year-old son of an Iranian father and Japanese mother who came to the Los Angeles Dodgers by way of his native Japan after a stint with the Texas Rangers. At bat is Houston Astros first baseman Yuri Gurriel, a 33-year-old signed with Houston after defecting from Cuba in 2016. On the fourth pitch, with a 2-1 count, Gurriel swings at Darvish’s 94.5 mph two-seam fastball and starts what would become a four-run crooked inning with a single-run homer. It was Game 3 of the 2017 World Series in Houston. The score was...

Read More

Column: Why don’t people watch women’s sports?

Welcome back to Hester’s thoughts. This article is about watching women’s sports and why people do not do that thing. There’s a simple answer: People do not watch women’s sports because they do not want to watch women’s sports. Boom. Article over. For example, our volleyball team is nationally ranked. They are high-key very good. Yet the games don’t really seem to draw much of a crowd unless they offer free shirts, in which case I will be there for five minutes. Actually I was there for five minutes and I was 15 minutes too late and did not get a...

Read More