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Think constructively about cultural appropriation

Micaela Hoffman February 6, 2018

Last week, we had some truly flaming opinion write-ins regarding cultural appropriation — when a dominant cultural group takes the cultural expressions of a minority group and uses it to look exotic....

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Insensitive and intolerable

Micaela Hoffman January 14, 2018

January 12 is not a typical day for Haitians. At least not since 2010. Eight years later, and they are still recovering from the devastating earthquake that took place on January 12. The morning this...

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Entrepreneurship worldwide

Micaela Hoffman November 30, 2017

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share space on the island of Hispaniola, which is positioned on a geological nightmare. I’m sure you remember when Haiti was hit by a massive magnitude 7 earthquake in...

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Building for the world versus building for locals

Micaela Hoffman November 15, 2017

In San Antonio we have an awesome festival every fall called Luminaria that just finished up this past weekend. It is a night dedicated to the arts, and it's completely free, and in the usual San Antonio...

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Stress is relative, a frazzled senior realizes

Micaela Hoffman October 25, 2017

Just before the scariest holiday of the year, something truly terrifying happened to me. I failed a midterm. BOO! Happy Halloween, Mikki! Even when the truth is right in front of me, I keep denying,...

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Dreaming about better legislation

Micaela Hoffman October 12, 2017

With the Oct. 5 date behind us-the last day for DACA renewals-there has been a lot of buzz about what Congress will do. They have five months before deportations begin. Six different bills of legislation...

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My Trinity family tree

Micaela Hoffman October 5, 2017

It's family weekend, which means a lot of parents are on campus "” upperclassmen flee while first-years welcome Mom and Dad into the dorms hesitantly, shoving piles of dirty clothes into the corners...

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Exclusively English

Micaela Hoffman September 21, 2017

The German Fulbright scholars who have been with us over the last few weeks had many questions about the American culture. I learned to re-examine things that I had thought of as normal, and to appreciate...

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Appropriation or appreciation?

Micaela Hoffman September 20, 2017

I really love braids and dreads. I wanted to let my hair dread, but I discovered that this was actually something quite controversial. After further investigation, I realized I must have been living under...

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DACA Dreamers’ realities

Micaela Hoffman September 13, 2017

As a follow up to my article last week, where I interviewed a DACA recipient in San Antonio, this week I take a deeper look into what and why this is something pertinent to the Trinity community. The...

DACA recipient shares his fears for future

DACA recipient shares his fears for future

Micaela Hoffman September 7, 2017

September 5 was the already-delayed date for Trump to announce his plans for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program allows "˜Dreamers' to apply for work permits, study...

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The Tomorrow Diet

Micaela Hoffman September 7, 2017

The bombardment of messaging from the weight gain and loss industry is unyielding. There is the paleo diet, South Beach diet, low-carb diet, high-protein diet, juice fasts and even a cookie diet. Superfoods...

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