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Take advantage of Trinity’s bubble

Soleil Gaffner May 2, 2019

Photo provided by Soleil GaffnerTo any and all my future employers: I am responsible! Dedicated. Driven. Good with words but okay with numbers. That’s what calculators and Excel spreadsheets were...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

What are you doing May 4?

Soleil Gaffner April 25, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysMay 4 is the official election day for San Antonio. This election has a lot at stake: each district has two or more candidates and the mayoral seat has a whopping nine....

Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

Best Bar: Faust Tavern

Soleil Gaffner January 31, 2019

graphic by Alex ParrisLooking for a bar that speaks to the punk, grungy soul inside of you? Faust Tavern calls from the safety of St. Mary's Strip, tucked away from the street crowds and drowning out the...

Photo credit: Alexandra Parris

Spain’s unstable freedom of speech

Soleil Gaffner August 25, 2018

Spain had a very tumultuous summer, starting with a very sudden change in government. With this new government came a new prime minister, Parliament and policies. However, it also came with a very quiet,...

Foreign correspondent Soleil Gaffner ate a macaron from the top of the Eiffel Tower, just to prove she could. photo by Soleil Gaffner, opinion columnist

American Tigers in Paris: Gaffner travels

Soleil Gaffner November 15, 2017

When you're abroad during the fall semester, there aren't any big vacations that you can take. The Madrid Institute for International Education for Students (IES) schedules all classes Monday through...

Trinity students enjoy traditional Spanish tapas. photo provided by Soleil Gaffner

On tapa the world: Gaffner on traditional Spanish food

Soleil Gaffner November 10, 2017

While in Spain, I have tried my fair share of Spanish cuisine. I’ve learned that seafood, olive oil and pork are incredibly popular in most Spanish foods. Unfortunately, I’ve finally hit that wall...

Catalonia was a turbulent region over the summer. photo provided by Soleil Gaffner

Catalan independence for dummies

Soleil Gaffner November 3, 2017

Spain is in an uproar. For the first time since the 1970s, Spain is facing internal conflict concerning self-governance and the right to nationalism. As an outsider looking in, I have less of an emotional...

photo by Miguel Webber

Thoughts from abroad: Celebrating Halloween in Spain

Soleil Gaffner October 27, 2017

Studying abroad is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that is hard to pass up. But missing your favorite American holidays while abroad will always make you think twice. Halloween is undoubtedly...

photo by Miguel Webber

Learning lessons from Spanish immigration

Soleil Gaffner October 12, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. I'm excited to hear about the events that Trinity's own Trinity University Latino Association and Mexico, the Americas, and Spain program...

photo by Miguel Webber

Culture shocked in Spain: Gaffner reports

Soleil Gaffner September 28, 2017

Hola, clase. Today, I'm writing about intercultural learning capacities, or, in plainer terms, culture shock. During our week-long traveling seminar, the Trinity in Spain program was accompanied by...

photo by Miguel Webber

The tarnished present of Spain: Gaffner abroad

Soleil Gaffner September 12, 2017

This week on Soleil's Adventures in Spain, I realize how grateful I am that I was able to experience study abroad through Trinity. The program organizers, Trinity's own Bladimir Ruiz, Rosana Blanco-Cano...

Exploring the Alhambra: Gaffner in Granada

Exploring the Alhambra: Gaffner in Granada

Soleil Gaffner August 30, 2017

Growing up in northern Virginia, I considered myself lucky to be so close to so much history. A 20-minute drive could get me to our nation's capital, and I can't tell you how many times I visited colonial...

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