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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Inge-Marie Eigsti speaks about autism awareness

ESTHER SHITTU `17 STAFF WRITER Inge-Marie Eigsti, an associate professor at University College gave a lecture about the connection between language and autism called, “Language in Body and Mind in Autism Spectrum Disorders,” on Thursday, Nov. 13. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder that is defined through repetitive behavior patterns, social impairment, and… Continue Reading

Model UN experiences successful weekend at UPenn

NICO NAGLE `17 CONTRIBUTING WRITER At 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, committee chairs banged their gavels and brought to fruition the start of UPenn Model United Nations Conference XLVIII. Delegates from colleges and universities across the country sat in conference rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, dressed to the nines and prepared… Continue Reading

SGA hosts forum to discuss sexual assault on campus

CHRIS BULFINCH `18 STAFF WRITER On Friday, Nov. 14, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a forum to discuss sexual assault on campus, asking students to think about this weighty issue, as well as to sign the “It’s On Us” pledge, a part of the larger “It’s On Us” campaign, a White House initiative to… Continue Reading

Berger-Sweeney announces plans for new mentoring network

THEO PESIRIDIS `18 STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 11, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney announced the creation of an entirely new program designed to support first-year students throughout their first year at Trinity: The Mentoring Network Program. This program, although technically starting this year, still has many structural aspects and details to sort out. However, the focus… Continue Reading

Connecticut case highlights need for immigration reform

SHELIA NJAU ’17 STAFF WRITER As of this year, there are over 11.3 million undocumented immigrants who reside in this country. Various states have sought ways to bring down this number, among them is the contentious Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act that was passed in Arizona in 2010.  Based on this law,… Continue Reading

Trinity students explore the issue of gun violence

JOECELYN REDDING ’16 HUNTER DREWS ’16 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS According to the journal Pediatrics, every year in America 7,000 children are brought into the ER with injuries from firearms, and an additional 3,000 die before they even make it to the hospital. These devastating incidents occur as a result of anything from suicides and accidental shootings… Continue Reading

Other factors need consideration when examining gun control

MICHAEL CYR ’15 CONTRIBUTING WRITER I wasn’t sure what to think last week when I sat down to breakfast with the latest issue of the Tripod. I was reading an article that sought to call attention to gun control policies through a recent school shooting in Marysville-Pilchuck high school in Washington state. Fifteen year-old Jaylen… Continue Reading