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SMART Recovery Offers New Solutions to Addiction

AMANDA MUCCIO ’18 SENIOR EDITOR After a successful Wellness Fest put on by Bantams in Balance last week, Trinity students should be made aware of related programs available on campus. Among several new initiatives created by the college’s Health Center is SMART Recovery, a weekly meeting group whose goal is to help people address issues with: alcohol, drugs, smoking/vaping, gambling, eating, spending, gaming, over-exercising, preoccupation with relationships… Continue Reading

Political Commentator Leads Common Hour Event

MADISON VAUGHN ’21 STAFF WRITER Jacob Hacker, a political science professor at Yale and coauthor of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, spoke on “How Politics is Undermining the American Dream” at Trinity on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Hacker began his talk by speaking on the major differences between the Democratic and Republican parties in the US. Hacker… Continue Reading

ESPN Sports Journalist Jemele Hill Speaks at Trinity

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Former host of ESPN’s SportsCenter and current Chief Correspondent and Senior Columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated Jemele Hill spoke at Trinity during common hour on Thursday, March 1 in the Washington Room. Hill’s speech, titled “The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Sports, Journalism, and Today’s Political Climate,” was part of Trinity’s Bridging Divides Initiative, which, according to their mission statement, “seeks to bring… Continue Reading

“Caribbean Honduras” Teaches Mesoamerican History

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Students interested in Latin-American culture and history were treated on Feb. 15 to a common hour lecture by Professor of History and International Studies Dario Euraque. A Honduran native, Professor Euraque explained the rich and complex history of the country, and contrasted it with the Caribbean nation of Trinidad in relation… Continue Reading

Student Interns at Adoption Agency in Minnesota

AMANDA MUCCIO ’18 SENIOR EDITOR During the summer before her senior year at Trinity, Elizabeth Searls ’18 interned at EVOLVE Adoption and Family Services in Stillwater, Minnesota. “It was the most humbling and rewarding experience to be part of bringing families together,” said Searls. EVOLVE Adoption and Family Services is an agency that offers support… Continue Reading

Student Leader of the Week: Francisco Balderrama ’20

Student Leader of the Week: Francisco Balderrama ’20

Name: Francisco Balderrama Class Year: 2020 Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico Leadership on Campus: Charleston House of Interfaith, First Generation Student Board Tell us about your leadership experience: I have had the privilege to hear about the personal lives of some professors, as well as the chapel staff. I have also had the opportunity to interact and learn… Continue Reading

Student Reflects on a Unique First-Year Seminar

MADISON VAUGHN ’21 STAFF WRITER Like all incoming Trinity students, Taurian Taylor ’21 registered for a first-year seminar the summer before arriving on campus. Taylor chose the seminar Knights, Saints, Witches, and You, taught by Professor Elliot Levesque. Taylor began the class knowing that he would learn about medieval history, however, he was surprised to… Continue Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Richard N. Palmer Class of 1972

BRENDAN CLARK ’21 NEWS EDITOR Richard N. Palmer ’72 is an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and a political sci-ence graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, of Trinity College. From an early age, Palmer “was always interested in government and legal philosophy.” While at Trinity, Palmer’s favorite courses included one which focused on the different… Continue Reading

Student-Lead Discussions Kick Off Black History Month

AMANDA HAUSMANN ’21 FEATURES EDITOR Throughout the month of February, students and faculty are holding events across the campus to celebrate Black History Month. The celebrations began on Jan. 31 with an opening dinner where this year’s theme was unveiled: Re-Imagining Blackness 365. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Trinity College Black Women’s Organization (TCBWO) and… Continue Reading