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Black History Month: National figures you should know

Kara Killinger February 13, 2020

Illustrations by Ren RaderClaudette ColvinB. 1939Nine months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person, Claudette Colvin did the same thing. When the bus driver ordered her to get...

Jackpot! Nathaniel Pigott: Beatboxer, fiddler, world traveler

Jackpot! Nathaniel Pigott: Beatboxer, fiddler, world traveler

Logan Crews November 21, 2019

Photo by Mona MirpourWhen senior Nathaniel Pigott was in middle school, he and his dad watched “The Sing-Off” on television together. During one of the songs, Pigott began to sing. Not for...

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Trends to bring back from the 1920s to the 2020s

Alejandra Gerlach November 21, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutAs we look forward to the decade ahead, we have the opportunity to be inspired by the fashion and culture of the Roaring ’20s. Here are just a few trends that we should...

The Handbell Ensemble takes their talents on the road

The Handbell Ensemble takes their talents on the road

Savannah Wahlgren October 17, 2019

Trinity is home to a music ensemble that combines melodic unity and unique history, the Handbell Ensemble. Initially established in 1977, the Trinity University Handbell Ensemble is not only one of the...

LeeRoy, from real Bengal tiger to tiger suit

LeeRoy, from real Bengal tiger to tiger suit

Cate Coe October 3, 2019

File photoLeeRoy the Tiger was first introduced to Trinity in 1953. Lee Roy Pletz, a local builder and developer, purchased and flew in the live Bengal tiger, who was named in honor of his donor. Trinity...

Farewell to the Past

Farewell to the Past

Thomas Harvell-Degolier May 2, 2019

photo provided by Thomas Harvell-DeGolier I’ve found my academic home at Trinity studying history. The department is dedicated to helping students and is filled with amazing people. Over my four...

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From Tiger to WildCat

Thomas Harvell-Degolier April 25, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys Deciding where — and whether — to go to graduate school is a hard choice. You have to create a curriculum vitae (CV), polish up a writing sample,...

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History with a Tweet

Thomas Harvell-Degolier April 3, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysHistorians are an active community on twitter and even have their own self-applied appellation, #twitterstorians. Academic historians also share information while engaging...

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Doris Kearns Goodwin lectures on history and leadership

Jolie Francis March 28, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookThe Office of the President hosted the Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs, made possible with Flora Cameron Crichton’s endowment and her direct request...

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Nina Nevill uncovers African American history in San Antonio

Noelle Barrera February 21, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookSenior history major Nina Nevill completed her senior capstone as a sophomore, but her academic accomplishments don't end there. For the past two years, Nevill and Carey Latimore,...

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Historians offer perspective

Thomas Harvell-Degolier February 6, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutHistory and historians are important in understanding the contexts of our modern world. They help us place movies and political events into context, and without the careful...

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We must listen to Native American experiences

Thomas Harvell-Degolier January 23, 2019

Recently, while reading "Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974," a new book by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, professors of history at Princeton University, I was struck by the absence...

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