Category Archives: First Year

Raether Library and its Benefits

Raether Library and Information Technology Center is one of the best academic places on campus. Students often come here to get their work done. Aside from being a place that holds books, the library actually provides many great services to … Continue reading

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Fun Events in the Connecticut Area

THE BIG E The Big E is the largest fair in New England. Trinity allows you to buy tickets at their front desk and you could always come and enjoy several fun food items such as Fried Oreos or even … Continue reading

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Selecting a School That’s Right For You

I applied to nine schools either Regular Decision or Early Action. I did not do Early Decision anywhere. I applied to public and private schools ranging from Wisconsin to New Hampshire. I told my family from the very beginning of … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Essentials

One of the most exciting things for me as I was getting ready for my Freshman year was decorating my dorm room. It is important to make your room your own and have all the essentials. First, make it cozy. … Continue reading

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Why I Love Going to a Small School

When going through the college process, one of the first questions I had to ask myself in order to narrow down my choices was whether I wanted to go to a small or big school. After making a list of … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Homesickness in College

Every college freshmen, whether they liked to admit it or not, has dealt with some type of homesickness when making the transition into college. Of course it is all relative, for some incoming students had experience living away from home … Continue reading

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Beyond Four Years: Making Your College Choice

Where to spend the next four years? It’s an important question, and an enormous decision that colleges around the country ask students to make during the month of April. While I’d love to make that decision easier—and, of course, all … Continue reading

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Things I Learned After My First Semester

Even though this is only my second semester here at Trinity, I can confidently say that I have learned a lot, in and out of class. For most, going to college for the first time is a major transition, so … Continue reading

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The Housing Selection Process

Trinity is a residential campus. The vast majority of the student body lives on campus for all four years. I love being a part of a community-centered living environment. There are twenty-six residence halls at Trinity. Some are older than … Continue reading

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How to Utilize The Bantam Network

Last week, a friend from Trinity visited me here in Rome, Italy, where I am currently studying as a member of Trinity’s Rome Program. Although we went sight-seeing and tried new restaurants together, the majority of my friend’s time was … Continue reading

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