Author: Meredith Goshell

Meet the finalists of the Stumberg Competition

Every year, Trinity University hosts the Stumberg Venture Competition, an event for student startups styled after “Shark Tank.” In the spring of 2017, students entered their new ideas and companies for a chance to win $5,000. This year, RADD Hammocks walked away with a $20,000 prize. Through the Judges’ Choice award, Coldeclara.com walked away with a $5,000 award. Meet the other finalists: Relax and Do Designs (RADD) Relax and Do Designs, or RADD, is a high-quality outdoor gear brand bringing innovative designs craftsmanship back into the market. They primarily make a product that is both a hammock and a...

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Uncommon Learning Experience: A visit to Bexar Juvenile Detention Center

Approximately 47 students from the First Year Experience: A Successful Life visited Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center on Thursday, Oct. 5. The first-years’ trip to the center is one of the Common Learning Experiences, which are programs where students are taken to a place within the San Antonio community to enhance their learning of the material being taught. The class is segmented into three parts: what Americans see as successful and what makes them that way, barriers to that success and then finally international success. This trip falls under the barriers to success segment. “Students begin the day with...

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Aiden Burke: the unicycle guy

Aidan Burke is a senior biology major at Trinity University and patrols Thomas 5th as the resident assistant. He also rides a unicycle to class everyday. Meredith Goshell: The obvious question: why did you get into unicycling? Aidan Burke: “When I was nine, my neighbor was showing off for the neighborhood kids and he let us all try and he told me I was doing pretty well as he was, you know, holding my hands. So, every few days, I’d knock on his door and instead of asking him if his son could play, I’d ask if I could...

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Taking a biology major beyond med school

Biology department hosted an event titled “Biology Department Seminar: Diverse Career Paths in Biology,” on Monday, Sept. 25. In academic settings, biology students are often exposed to careers that represent only a small selection of potential careers for their degree. “Being a chemistry major, there are a lot of jobs for you within pharmaceuticals or whatever,” said Adam Zeb, a senior biology major and co-president of the Biology Club. “With a business major, that can be applied in so many settings. However, when you get a biology degree, what can you do besides go to graduate school or go...

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Newly formed Humanities Collective promotes interdisciplinary learning

In the spring of last year, faculty members from various humanities disciplines got together and created the Humanities Collective. The Collective was created as an attempt to highlight and promote events and lectures surrounding the humanities within Trinity and the larger San Antonio community. A combination of interdisciplinary learning, a national trend of skepticism toward the arts and a need for one place to house the humanities and its merits led to this organization being formed. “The Collective came together in an attempt to think more broadly about the role of the humanities at Trinity,” said Tim O’Sullivan, chair...

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