Author: Kara Killinger

Richard N. Zare lectures on drops of wine and excesses of alcohol

Wine cries. People who drink wine have probably noticed the small drops that form around the side of the glass. In a sped-up recording of this phenomenon the droplets look like they are bouncing off the surface of the wine, crawling back up the glass and dripping down again. Why does this happen? It has to do with surface tension, which is the amount of pull one liquid has on other liquids nearby. Wine is made up of mostly water and alcohol. Alcohol has a lower surface tension, or a lighter pull, and also evaporates more easily than water....

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Friends of Cayley Mandadi celebrate her life with memorial service

Parker Chapel was packed on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5. Pews were filled with friends, family, teammates and classmates who cared about Cayley Mandadi. Not everyone there knew each other, but all were connected by the desire to celebrate a life. Everyone held hands during the Lord’s prayer, even if they were strangers. Cayley’s memorial service was entirely student-organized. Dominique Hussain, sophomore and friend of Cayley since their first year at Trinity, was the primary planner of the event. She picked the time and chose the speakers. “I just made sure that everything was in place and how...

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Black Student Union organizes field day fun

On the warm, cloudy morning of last Saturday, Nov. 4, excited children zoomed around the intramural field. They kicked soccer balls, shot Nerf guns at a target, giggled and tumbled around. All the while, Trinity student volunteers vigorously cheered them on. This was the first-ever field day for inner-city children organized by Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU). The kids were from San Antonio’s West and East sides. The ones running and playing outside ranged in age from eight to 12 years old. A group of teenagers came along later to get a tour of the school and even a...

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The other side of ride sharing

It was late at night, and the stranger in the back seat of Suzanne Roberts’ car didn’t seem to be moving. “Are you alright, sir?” she asked, but the only answer she received was the sound of tires rolling on road. Her heart beat faster. In the past, the drunk strangers in Roberts’ car had, at worst, laughed at their own jokes. If someone was seriously hurt, what would she do? At last, a stoplight gave Roberts a chance to glance behind her. To her relief, the passenger was breathing. Closed eyes, slumped in the seat, but alive. She...

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Something is brewing in the entrepreneurship department

Before March of 2017, the only thing Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman knew about coffee was that it woke him up before swim practice. Now he runs Quick Sip Cold Brew, an artisan coffee company with goals of becoming “the Starbucks of today.” The sophomore business analytics and technology and business marketing major stumbled into the coffee industry by accident, while pursuing his goal of owning a business on North St. Mary’s Street that operates as a coffee shop by day and a bar by night. Hurrell-Zitelman has since learned a lot about the up-and-coming cold brew. Cold brew can be designed...

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