Sunday, May 27, 2018

Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Successful Ally Week Shows improvement

Ally Week has ended on campus. A series of events hosted by The Queer Resource Center and EROS, Ally Week sees the raising of rainbow pride flags across campus, as well as a blossoming of chalk messages that are intended to encourage respect of sexualities and LGBTQQI students. Many of the events have grown in… Continue Reading

Donald Trump: A Social Experiment

Amanda Muccio ’18 Features Editor Like it or not, Donald Trump has been a force for change in American politics. His unconventional campaign has scrambled most political minds. Here’s some food for thought: What if Trump’s campaign wasn’t legitimate? What if his so-called chase for the presidency is just the means by which he could… Continue Reading

Perks of Small Liberal Arts Colleges

Katherine Rohloff ’19 Features Editor When I decided to go to Trinity, the first question my friends asked me was, “Oh, do you mean the one in Ireland?” After I cleared that confusion up, the second question they would typically ask was, “Why are you going to such a small school?” At the time I… Continue Reading

Your Network is your Net Worth

Throughout the year, the career development center hosts various networking opportunities for current students and alumnae. During my years at Trinity College, I had never once considered the importance in taking advantage of these networking events. I write this article with an intent to stress the importance of attending these events. As a senior, I… Continue Reading

Stepping Back from Senior Stress

Senior year is a mixed bag. Starting school as a senior, I had the same sensation as the first time my parents left me home alone overnight: a feeling of superiority that I had finally attained the level of independence to warrant such a privilege.  This was accompanied by feelings of crushing fear from the… Continue Reading

Globalization vs. Xenophobia: Election 2016

By Max Furigay News Section Editor Historians call the last seventy years or so—the time period following World War Two up until the modern era—the Long Peace. Despite what one may hear on a cable network with a twenty-four-hour news cycle or through the increasingly entertainment-driven American news sources, there has been a notable lack… Continue Reading

The Value of On-Campus News

The cornerstone of our Constitution, the Bill of Rights outlines in its First Amendment the power and the importance of a free press. The Founding Fathers endorsed this right as a mechanism for placing power in the hands of the people, helping them shape the social and political climate of their country and hold their… Continue Reading

A letter to the editors of the Tripod from President Berger-Sweeney

I am writing in response to material published in The Trinity Tripod on March 1, 2016. Specifically, I would like to address topics in the article, “Faculty Speaks on Budget,” as well as issues raised in the editorial titled “Trinity’s Problem with Transparency,” both of which were published without affording me or other members of… Continue Reading

Trinity needs open dialogue with trustees

Following the Tripod’s publishing of an editorial titled “Trinity’s Problem with Transparency,” President Joanne Berger-Sweeney took to Twitter saying, “Disappointed in Tripod claims I have forbidden contact btw Trustees & faculty. 40+ faculty attended trustee meetings last year! Fact check?” The tweet was quite unprofessional for the president of a college. She went on to… Continue Reading

Trinity’s problem with transparency

by Peter Prendergast ’16 Editor in Chief Several of the stories published in this edition of the Trinity Tripod piece together a pattern of how the administration has dealt with central issues in recent years.  In short, there has been a pattern of opacity in the way that Trinity leaders have kept members of not… Continue Reading