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The New American Expat Generation: At the Bottom of My Suitcase

Mai Vo November 12, 2020

illustration by Gracen Hoyle When it comes to the term “expatriate,” many people differ on the definition. For me, it was the simple idea of not missing out on my chance to live life as fully as...

Catching up with the Kohfields

Catching up with the Kohfields

Marielle Anne Sambilay February 27, 2020

Photo provided by Dakota KohfieldDakota and Tanner Kohfield sat in the Coates Library Starbucks that hadn’t existed during their undergraduate years. This was not their first experience with the...

Volunteers get involved in humanitarian issues

Volunteers get involved in humanitarian issues

Maggie Lupo February 21, 2018

Have you been genuinely worried about whether you would be able to stay in the same country as your family? Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you had to move to a new place where you...

photo by Amani Canada

Insensitive and intolerable

Micaela Hoffman January 14, 2018

January 12 is not a typical day for Haitians. At least not since 2010. Eight years later, and they are still recovering from the devastating earthquake that took place on January 12. The morning this...

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 Amani Canada

Dreaming about better legislation

Micaela Hoffman October 12, 2017

With the Oct. 5 date behind us-the last day for DACA renewals-there has been a lot of buzz about what Congress will do. They have five months before deportations begin. Six different bills of legislation...

Students gather in CSI prior to the debate. photo by Chloe Sonnier

Organizations host debate about immigration reform

Kaylie King September 26, 2017

The Trinity University Forensics Society and The Contemporary, a student-run public affairs journal, co-hosted a public debate last Wednesday in which students debated different stances on immigration...

Students support the defense of DACA at an off-campus rally. photo by Chloe Sonnier

Campus reacts to Trump’s rollback of DACA

Kathleen Creedon September 14, 2017

On Sept. 5, President Trump announced that he would rescind the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. In response, Danny Anderson, university president, announced his support...

graphic by Tyler Herron

From the Editors’ Desk: Trinity’s tight-lipped response to DACA’s rescission is good and bad

Editorial Staff September 14, 2017

In early March, a letter drafted by a number of Trinity employees was spread throughout the ranks of students, faculty and staff. Dated February 28, 2017, the document was titled "Petition to make Trinity...

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DACA Dreamers’ realities

Micaela Hoffman September 13, 2017

As a follow up to my article last week, where I interviewed a DACA recipient in San Antonio, this week I take a deeper look into what and why this is something pertinent to the Trinity community. The...

photo by Amani Canada

Why immigration is regulated

Manfred Wendt September 12, 2017

Discussions pertaining to immigration are often some of the hardest discussions one can have in politics. Often times, both sides talk completely past the other. The conservative says she wants legal immigration,...

graphic by Tyler Herron

Answering the teach-in’s questions

Cristian Vargas September 12, 2017

Last Friday, I had the privilege of speaking to several students at the Senate Bill 4 teach-in in Coates University Center. Admittedly, I had not originally planned on doing so, but was given the opportunity...

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