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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Democrats Must Embrace the Younger Generation

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER Last Tuesday night, after the world had collectively stopped spinning with the Oscar envelope-gate fiasco and then re-started again at the raucous festivities of Mardi Gras, President Trump gave a joint address to members of Congress and to the world. While the address itself was praised by many, kudos to… Continue Reading

Society Needs to Stop Shaming Reality TV Viewers

BORA ZALOSHNJA ’20 OPINIONS EDITOR It’s 8 o’clock on Monday night and common rooms across campus are being lit up by the weekly antics of ABC’s “The Bachelor. “ For the next two hours, the antics of Corrine and the like light up the screen and we feel like we’re right there with them, amidst… Continue Reading

Annie’s Mac and Cheese Is Far Superior to Kraft

MAGGIE ELIAS ’17 AND KELLY VAUGHAN ’17 SENIOR EDITORS During my sophomore year of high school, my U.S. history teacher and I bonded over the fact that we loved to cook. When I told him that my favorite food was macaroni and cheese, he replied that his kids shared the same affinity for this cheesy… Continue Reading

Scandal Confirms Troubling Ties with Kremlin

HUNTER SAVERY ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER On Feb 13, General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, resigned amid mounting evidence that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about contact with the Russian ambassador. Flynn’s contact with the Russians, and subsequent lies, would have been a massive scandal for any other administration.… Continue Reading

Pipeline Poised to be Built Despite Opponents

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER Back at the end of the now-infamous  2016, you may have heard via mainstream news or your Facebook feed, of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Native Americans fighting . The pipeline, built by Dakota Access LLC, has been the subject of major scrutiny and frequent peaceful protests. What started… Continue Reading

Trustee Meetings Should be More Accessible

ANNELISE GILBERT ’17 SENIOR EDITOR Almost exactly a year ago, as the Managing Editor of the Tripod, I wrote an editorial addressing the College’s lack of transparency concerning Board of Trustees members’ campus visits. The editorial called for Board of Trustee meeting information to be published through the Trinity Today calendar, so students, faculty members,… Continue Reading

DeVos Could Ruin the American Education System

BORA ZALOSHNJA ’20 OPINIONS EDITOR On Feb. 7, Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in Congress to confirm Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education. Republicans celebrated this as a victory, but this appointment has the potential to devastate the American economy and put our country even further behind the rest of the world… Continue Reading

Trump Leading America Down a Dangerous Path

MATT EPSTEIN ’19 OPINIONS EDITOR Throughout his time on the campaign trail, now President Donald Trump made a bevy of promises to the American people, perhaps none more controversial than his proposed “Muslim Ban”. Although he eventually toned back his rhetoric to talk of “extreme vetting” and temporary bans from select countries, many assumed that… Continue Reading

Iced Coffee in Winter: Not as Weird as It May Seem

MAGGIE ELIAS ’17 SENIOR EDITOR It is the heart of winter, with temperatures dropping to single digits at night, yet cups of Goldberg’s, Peter B’s, and Underground iced coffee are still seen frequently all over campus. Every classroom I enter, there is at least one Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks plastic cup of iced coffee sitting… Continue Reading

Trump Leading US Towards Middle East Conflict

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER On Sunday Jan. 29, 2017, an Iranian ballistic missile was launched over 600 miles from a test site near Semnan. U.S. officials confirmed on Wednesday that Iran had in fact fired mid-range ballistic missiles, a move seen as a violation of former President Obama’s Nuclear deal that requires Iran “not… Continue Reading