Author: Victoria Abad

Making Connections reconvenes, bringing networking opportunities for students

Last Thursday, Nov. 9, students, faculty and alumni arrived at the City Vista Apartments in business attire, kicking off an evening of networking for Trinity professionals. Making Connections is the concerted effort of the Student Ambassadors, the Center for Experiential Learning and Alumni Relations to give Trinity students access to the broad job networks that Trinity alumni have to offer. The San Antonio chapter of Making Connections is a widely anticipated gathering sponsored by Trinity alumni where students get the opportunity to meet people that have found careers in fields they are interested in. Making Connections is an opportunity...

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Sunshine Cottage shines with new music program

Junior music education major Ana White is organizing what she calls an “instrument petting zoo” for kids with hearing loss on Friday, Nov. 10. The event will take place at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, right across from Elizabeth Huth Coates Library on Hildebrand Avenue. As the president of Trinity’s Collegiate Texas Music Education (CTME) student organization, White came up with this initiative as a way to to get music education majors to have real practice working with kids. “So far the stuff we’ve done is have panels with graduates of the MAT program — the master’s program...

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Visiting California professor clears up misconceptions about youth in Asia

Young student protesters have occupied the business district of Hong Kong various times in the last couple of years in a battle for democracy. Given this situation, Gina Tam, assistant professor of history, brought an expert in the historical legacy of China’s youth protests to speak at Trinity. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California at Irvine, came to Trinity on Thursday, Oct. 26, to give a lecture on Asian youth political movements titled “Taking it to the Streets: Protests in Shanghai’s Past and Hong Kong’s Present.” “Professor Wasserstrom has really made his mark on...

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China expert visits FYE this week

Leaders of a 2014 pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong involving thousands of students were sentenced to prison this August. This is one recent example of China’s storied legacy of youth protest, which is the expertise of Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California at Irvine. Wassterstrom is visiting Trinity on Thursday, Oct. 26, to give a lecture on Asian youth political movements. Wasserstrom focuses on Chinese youth culture and situating their current political climate within historical context. Because of the timeliness of this topic, understanding Asia and its political culture is extremely important and relevant...

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Engineering meets art for this glassblowing junior

Imagine for a moment that you are holding a six-foot-long metal pipe that has five to 10 pounds of molten glass on it, burning hot between 1500–2000 degrees Fahrenheit. There are other people walking around also holding pipes with molten glass, yelling at each other. The glass is cooling down and you only have seconds turn it into whatever what you want.This is the kind of art form that junior engineering major Jessica Rodriguez likes to do. “It’s a strange experience, because of the danger of it but also the art-making part,” Rodriguez said. Glassblowing caught her attention when...

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