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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Boy Scouts send conflicting messages

Lydia Kay ’13 Editor-in-chief Boy Scouts of America (BSA) prides itself on providing “the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.”  There is no doubt that the BSA program is highly accredited and has developed a handful of our nation’s most influential leaders; notable alumni include four former presidents such as… Continue Reading

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva presents unique stance on “new racism”

Sonjay Singh ’15 Features Editor  Last Monday, guest speaker Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva gave a talk in the Washington Room entitled: “Don’t Sleep: Understanding, Facing, and Fighting Modern-Day Racism.”  Bonilla-Silva is a professor of sociology at Duke University where he focuses on “new racism,” an idea which essentially states that racism in the twenty-first century is… Continue Reading

Lockouts: the demystifiers of sports

Alyssa Rosenthal ’13 Managing Editor  Last week, the National Hockey League announced the cancellation of its preseason games after training camps were delayed due to its failure to approve a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NHL Players’ Association. So in layman’s terms, we are now in the midst of an NHL lockout, the end… Continue Reading

Former governor of Puerto Rico gives talk about poverty

Hannah Holland ’15 Staff Writer  On Tuesday Sept 18, Trinity College hosted the esteemed Sila María Calderón, the first, and only female governor of Puerto Rico. Calderón is a member of Puerto Rico’s Popular Democratic Party and an advocate for the under privileged and a commonwealth Puerto Rico. After witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Hugo… Continue Reading

A blending of cultures: My cousin Vinny… and my uncle Abraham

Nick Auerbach ’14 Opinions Editor Steve Solomon’s long running one-man show “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy” has received great reviews for its wry wit, simple yet sophisticated plot, and unique commentary on how family and culture fuse together to influence personal development. Apparently audiences leave feeling that the often self-deprecating,… Continue Reading

Tolerance: How it preserves the fabric of our nation and the world

Immanuel Adeola ’14 Contributing Writer I was deeply saddened by the release of offensive video clips that depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer, child molester, and murderer and the subsequent violence that ensued, which resulted in the killing of U.S Ambassador Chris Stevens and other diplomatic personnel at the consulate in Benghazi. Such violence… Continue Reading