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Monthly Archives: December 2016

ACT Demands Action from Trinity Administration

ACT Demands Action from Trinity Administration

By Chris Bulfinch ’18 News Editor Brightly colored pieces of paper were posted around campus on the night of Sunday, Dec. 4 detailing 13 demands that a student group identifying themselves as the “Action Coalition of Trinity” were making of President Berger-Sweeney and Trinity’s administration. The posting of the flyers was followed up on Monday,… Continue Reading

Students Remain Uninvited to Trustees Meetings

By Chris Bulfinch ’18 News Editor Meetings among Trinity’s Board of Trustees will continue to be closed to students, according to Trinity administrators. The meetings, which will take place in February and April of this year, have historically not been open to students, according to Dickens Mathieu, the Secretary of the College. Trinity’s Board of… Continue Reading

Two Student Groups Work Toward Sorority Expansion

Two Student Groups Work Toward Sorority Expansion

By Campbell North ’17 Editor-in-Chief During the fall of 2017 women on Trinity’s campus will have the opportunity to rush the chapters of two newly-established sororities on campus. At least one, but possibly both, will have national affiliation and Greek letters by that time. The initiative to establish new sororities on campus is currently spearheaded… Continue Reading

Student Government Association End-of-Term Update

By Gillian Reinhard ’20 Staff Writer As the semester winds down and winter break approaches, the Student Government Association held one of its final meetings on Sunday Dec. 4. The meeting focused on recapping several events that have happened on campus recently as well as planning for the end of the semester and the spring.… Continue Reading

Time To Get Rid Of The Electoral College

By HENRY CUTLER ’17 CONTRIBUTING WRITER One of the most contentious points in this past presidential election is that a candidate, who is now our president elect, won the Electoral College 306-232 but is losing the popular contest by over 2.5 million votes.   There are some myths and misinformation surrounding the Electoral College.  In order… Continue Reading

The Electoral College No Longer Serves Our Interests

By MATT EPSTEIN ’19   STAFF WRITER Consider a fictional country in which after a yearlong lead-up, free elections were held to select its next President. When the votes were finally tallied, a clear winner, the candidate with the most votes, emerged, and yet the loser was named that country’s next President. Imagine the official response… Continue Reading

Friday’s Senior Snowball Slighted Senior Athletes

By EMILY LLERENA ’18 STAFF WRITER This past weekend marked one of the most anticipated events of a student’s last year at Trinity College: Senior Snowball. However this Snowball was different than it has been in years past. This year the Senior Snowball fell on a Friday instead of Saturday, and in turn excluded nearly all… Continue Reading

ACT Demands Demonstrate Misguided Activism

By MAX FURIGAY  ’19  NEWS EDITOR Yesterday, a flyer was distributed all over the school; I am sure that everyone has seen at least one, since they are plastered over almost every wall on campus. The flyer is unrealistic, poorly thought-out, and unnecessarily pushy. It is the encapsulation of the “whiny liberal millennial” trope that makes… Continue Reading

Xenophobia Accurately Describes Attitudes in 2016

By HUNTER SAVERY ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Can we define 2016 in a single word? According to dictionary.com, yes. That word is xenophobia. The website defines xenophobia as “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” Fear of the “other” has certainly pervaded the news cycle for the last year, not only in the… Continue Reading