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Common Hour on Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Amanda Scopelliti ’20 Features Editor On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Godfrey Pearlson, PhD, MD from the Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center, part of Hartford’s Institute of Living, came to Trinity’s campus to talk about his research on medical and recreational marijuana. This is somewhat of a hot topic in Connecticut since on Mar. 25, the General… Continue Reading

Trinity’s Militant Movement Is Just Plain Mean

Samuel Taishoff ’22 Staff Writer I’m sure that anyone reading this article is already familiar with the Churchill Club (a small group of students who wish to get together and study Western civilization and culture). However, many students are unaware of the hate group that has been founded in response to the club. This group… Continue Reading

Trinity Fails to Recognize the Truly Marginalized

Kabelo Motsoeneng ’20 Staff Writer “Our community is hurting,” read the e-mail from Dean DiChristina. “Students from a range of backgrounds have been targeted and disrespected by actions that have occurred at Trinity,” the message continued. I wanted to slam my laptop across the wall because the language of this message was predictable. I knew… Continue Reading

Atlas Shrugged: Good Ideas to Take in Moderation

Sam Spencer ’21 Contributing Writer When Scottish poet Robert Burns was plowing his fields, he accidentally destroyed a mouse nest with the plow-head. Realizing that he had inadvertently ruined the mice’s only protection from the winter, he penned one of his most famous works called “To a Mouse.” This poem explores the unpredictability of life… Continue Reading

Editorial: End of Semester

I have stuck with the Tripod through three semesters as editor-in-chief because of the people I have met along the way. Reaching out to different groups on campus and hearing their opinions has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Trinity. Working as editor-in-chief of the Tripod and having the opportunity… Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Trinity College Democrats

This past week, several disparaging flyers featuring images of members of the Churchill Institute and Club were distributed on campus and on social media. We are deeply troubled by the individual targeting of students by members of the opposition to the Churchill Club. While we remain opposed to the approval of the Churchill Club, we… Continue Reading

Trinity’s Descent into Illiberal Education

From the ridiculous to the reprehensible, the last month has publicly demonstrated the descent of what passes for intellectual life at Trinity into totally illiberal, increasingly monolithic, tyranny. It has culminated in hate-filled threatening acts that are only one step from the actual violence we have witnessed at Berkeley, Evergreen State and Middlebury—unfortunately to name… Continue Reading

SGA Advised by Administration to Delay Churchill Vote

Kip Lynch ’22 Staff Writer The Student Government Association convened on Sunday, Apr. 14 in order to discuss an Amnesty International resolution, constitutional amendments, and the Churchill Club. The SGA also heard committee updates and a presentation by ConnPIRG. The Trinity College chapter of ConnPIRG, an organization that focuses on consumer and environment protection, presented… Continue Reading

SGA Election Results Announced for 2019-2020

Shawn Olstein ’22 Staff Writer On Tuesday April 9, the SGA announced the results of the SGA elections for four executive board positions and three class president positions. The four newly elected executive board members are: Trinna Larsen ’20 as SGA President, Erick Pena ’21 as SGA Vice President in the fall of 2019 and… Continue Reading

SGA Town Hall on Churchill

Kip Lynch ’22 Staff Writer On Wednesday, Apr. 10 and Thursday, Apr. 11, the SGA held two town hall meetings to discuss the Churchill Institute and potential SGA approval. SGA Vice President Lexi Zaner ’19 opened the event on Wednesday by going over the guidelines for participating in the discussion. SGA sent out an email… Continue Reading