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The Student News Site of Trinity University

Trinitonian

The Student News Site of Trinity University

Trinitonian

Trinity’s Major Declaration Day slated for a sequel

Trinity’s Major Declaration Day slated for a sequel

The “momentous” celebration has the potential to become a new tradition
Joshua Mitra, News Reporter February 22, 2024

Major Declaration Day returns to Trinity’s Magic Stones today, Friday, Feb 23, from 3-4 p.m. to transcend the success of last year’s first event. Focused on improving upon the previous year, Academic...

The new Farmers Fridge vending machine, located on the bottom floor of the CSI, is a 24-hour option for students to buy fresh food.

Fresh from the vending machine: The new Farmer’s Fridge

Trinity aims to offer convenient, fresh foods with a vending machine in CSI
Sierra Goode, News Reporter February 22, 2024

Trinity has opened up a new health and freshness-focused vending machine in the Center for Science and Innovation (CSI) to promote convenience and sustainability, provide healthy options 24/7 and meet...

Closures in SAISD end partnership with local school

Closures in SAISD end partnership with local school

Trinity’s connection to the future SAISD school closures causes changes to classes
Harper Horn-Clegg, News Reporter February 22, 2024

At the end of the 2024 semester, 15 San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) schools — including one that Trinity students work with — will shut down, while others will be merging or setting...

Chocolate bar that says Chocolate Fest made out of money, color version

Is it ‘pure imagination’ or purely for money?

Lack of funding limits participation in this year’s Chocolate Fest
Monica Martinez, News Reporter February 22, 2024

Purple and gold balloon arches and candy decorations adorned walkways by the tower esplanade last Friday, Feb. 16, as a line began to form an hour and fifteen minutes before the event started. Chocolate...

Previously, on SGA: Funding, funding and more funding!

Previously, on SGA: Funding, funding and more funding!

Ava Peinhardt, Managing Editor February 22, 2024

This SGA meeting took place on February 21st, 2024 President Danny Nguyen began the meeting with a ceremonial gavel bang, only to find that the new room in Dicke Hall is much more echoey than the old...

An unplanned period of being ‘uneditable’

An unplanned period of being ‘uneditable’

Students and faculty hindered by prolonged maintenance of Google Drive
Joshua Mitra, News Reporter February 15, 2024

What started as simple maintenance on Trinity’s Google Workspace on Feb. 3 led to an unforeseen challenge as Google Drive accounts were rendered virtually unusable for three days. Trinity’s Information...

Trinity gradually transitions to a four-credit-hour system

Trinity gradually transitions to a four-credit-hour system

Some faculty and students worry about possible repercussions on certain majors
Sierra Goode, News Reporter February 15, 2024

Trinity will gradually transition to having 50% of all classes in each department be worth four credit hours. A recently created committee decided that students would benefit from being enrolled in fewer...

Swiper no swiping! The laundry thief on campus

Swiper no swiping! The laundry thief on campus

Students are reeling after multiple laundry thefts in dorm halls
Monica Martinez, News Reporter February 15, 2024

This past month, there were four incidents of stolen clothes in Calvert and C.W. Miller residence halls. The clothes were taken from laundry rooms before students could grab their items. The thief is still...

Trinity appoints inaugural VP for Inclusive Engagement

Trinity appoints inaugural VP for Inclusive Engagement

The new vice president brings Trinity toward their intentional inclusion goal
Sierra Goode, News Reporter February 8, 2024

Trinity recently appointed Brandi P. Jones as the inaugural Vice President for Inclusive Engagement. The search began in Jan. 2023, when Trinity appointed a search committee to look for a suitable candidate...

A dream for now: Trinity’s future with sex ed

A dream for now: Trinity’s future with sex ed

Library liaison Alex Gallin-Parisi hopes to implement sexual education curriculum
Monica Martinez, News Reporter February 8, 2024

Alex Gallin-Parisi, outreach and engagement librarian, noticed a lack of comprehensive sexual education for students on campus. Later this semester, she’ll go through the process to mend that. “Over...

Organizations encourage students to vote

Organizations encourage students to vote

Approaching primary elections spur calls for voter registration
Harper Horn-Clegg, News Reporter February 8, 2024

As the Texas presidential primaries approach, organizations both on and off campus have been working at Trinity to educate and register students to vote. Though many of these organizations operate year-round,...

Students give input on Coates Library renovations

Students give input on Coates Library renovations

Library architecture class provides unique opportunity for prospective changes
Joshua Mitra, News Reporter February 8, 2024

At the beginning of this semester, Kathryn O’Rourke, professor of art and art history, began teaching The Architecture of Libraries (ARTH-3391-1), a special topics art history class that allows students...