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Danielle Treviño

2018 Summer Arts Intern

Danielle is a Trinity University student studying Communication and Studio Art. In focusing on the relationship between visual communication and political discourse, she discovered a passion for bringing people together through a common understanding of current events through different multimedia. Her experience includes book publishing, video production, journalism, podcasting, graphic design, and museum studies. 

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In 1998, the "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy was still in effect. This Clinton administration policy was the United States’ official stance on military service by gays, bisexuals, and lesbians, and was not repealed until September 20, 2011. This policy did not deter LGBT activist ­­­­­Joseph "Joedy" Yglesias from enlisting.

San Antonio Film Festival

Along with the movies from near and far at the annual San Antonio Film Festival, the event always features several panel discussions about topics in the industry. The Friday, August 3 panel, “DIY: Guerrilla Filmmaking,” stood out because it featured four powerhouse women from different aspects of the film industry.

Julián P. Ledezma / San Antonio Current

When I first looked through the 2018 San Antonio Film Festival program, I immediately knew I was going to see the “Hometown Heroes Short Films Block.” Partly because I am a native San Antonian and partly because I saw the film “Cornyation” listed in that time block.  The 20-minute short features beautiful cinematography, archive footage, thoughtful narration, and clever editing. It strikes the perfect balance of being entertaining while providing an accurate history of the annual event.


While Willie E. Calhoun was in the U.S. Air Force, he had been in several war zones and had witnessed the fear of death in his colleagues. His daughter Shaundrea was different. When she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and only given six months to live, Shaundrea displayed an unfathomable amount of courage.

As unexpected as his daughter’s cancer diagnosis was, Willie believes that his military service prepared him for what was to come next.


As Rick Martinez was graduating from high school in 1982, his drinking and drug use were becoming excessive. After an unsuccessful attempt at college and several months aimlessly playing softball, Martinez knew he needed a lifestyle change. It dawned on him that one of the only ways to get out of his hometown of Corpus Christi was to enlist.