Saturday, April 21, 2018

Category Archives: OPINIONS

Social Media is Inescapable Phenomenon of Today

KYRA LYONS ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Throughout history, new technology has created a barrier between the old and young. The former almost always express their disdain for the new technology, explaining how it is ruining the human experience for the latter. There are always naysayers when new technology crops up and defines a generation. Older folks… Continue Reading

Severity of Drug Culture at Trinity Is Exagerrated

KATIE CORT ’19 CONTRIBUTING WRITER A stereotype that exists about Trinity students is that the majority are “coke-heads.” On the college advice website Niche, Trinity was rated among the worst for drug safety. In a string of comments on College Confidential, an online college discussion forum, a prospective student claimed they were considering Trinity as… Continue Reading

Now is the Time to Repeal the Second Amendment

HUNTER SAVERY ’20 OPINIONS EDITOR In the wake of the Parkland shooting, there has been sustained discussion about the issue of gun violence in America, particularly school shootings. Unlike previous movements arising after mass shootings, this one has maintained momentum and stayed in the news, in spite of the best efforts of the NRA and… Continue Reading

Second Amendment Not to Blame for Shootings

ELEANNA DAVOS ’20 STAFF WRITER How do you fix an issue that no one seems to be on the same page about? What is the real issue following yet another painful school shooting that took the lives of 17 innocent people? What is the problem: firearms, the Second Amendment, gun owners, Republicans? Humans inherently need… Continue Reading

Squash Victories Unite the Trinity Community

KAY MALONEY ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER On February 25th, Trinity College Men’s Squash Team celebrated their seventeenth championship win. As I was sitting in the crowded gymnasium surrounded by Bantams, students from other schools, parents, and athletes; I could not help but think of the camaraderie and community squash fosters. After winning the title, the excitement… Continue Reading

Profiles in Forgotten Courage

DOUGLAS KIM ’87 In 1830, slavery was still legal in Connecticut. It had been outlawed in New York by that time, but it would be 18 more years before all men would be created equal in Connecticut. This was, after all, the state that counted the most number of slaves in New England at one… Continue Reading

Students Voice Concerns at Chartwells Session

HUNTER SAVERY ’20 OPINION EDITOR Recently, Trinity students had the opportunity to participate in Chartwells feedback sessions as part of a restructuring process. There were individually tailored sessions for athletes, international students, and students with dietary restrictions; as well as sessions for the larger student body. The events were catered with food of higher quality… Continue Reading

Gun Violence Protests Reflect Shift in US Society

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER On Feb. 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people died and fourteen were wounded. The name of the shooter is easy to find, plastered over papers worldwide. The names of the victims- harder so. Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque,… Continue Reading