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How not to appropriate culture this Fiesta

Noelle Barrera April 11, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutOne of San Antonio’s most famous traditions, Fiesta, is coming up soon with its annual festive floats, street vendors and crowded celebrations — and with it can...

Illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

St. Valentine and religious misappropriation

Andrew Kinney February 14, 2018

Arguments on cultural and religious appropriation are a popular topic at Trinity and have been featured multiple times in the Trinitonian. Questioning the circumstances in which one can wear dreadlocks...

photo by Amani Canada

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....

Ariel Del Vecchio and Abigail Whartons Constructed Religiosity, on display as part of the Mini exhibit in Dicke-Smith until Feb 12, 2018. photo by Amani Canada.

Don’t play identity politics with people you don’t know

Abigail Wharton January 24, 2018

Co-signed by Ariel del Vecchio. Ariel del Vecchio and I are presenting a mixed media installation piece titled “Constructed Religiosity” at the Mini, a student art exhibition in Trinity’s own Neidorff...

Ariel Del Vecchio and Abigail Whartons Constructed Religiosity, on display as part of the Mini exhibit in Dicke-Smith until Feb 12, 2018. photo by Amani Canada.

Students’ art is an appropriative, white feminist mess

Cristina Treviño January 24, 2018

When you visit the "Mini," Trinity's annual competitive art exhibition featuring the work of nine students, don't be fooled by the prayer candles and altar, the messages of female empowerment on "prayer...

graphic by Tyler Herron

From the Editors’ Desk: Controversy ignites insight

Editorial Staff January 24, 2018

Most weeks, the opinion pages of the Trinitonian are filled with only our staff writers’ voices, supplemented by the occasional faculty columnist. In itself, that’s no problem — we employ talented...

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