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Women’s Crew Prepares for Season During Break

Lilla Schmidt ’22 Contributing Writer Over spring break, the Trinity College women’s crew team travelled to Orlando, Florida for their annual training trip for the second year in a row. The team stayed at Camp Ithiel, and rowed every day at Lake Down, where Shaquille O’Neil has a summer home. The week culminated in a… Continue Reading

Tucker Carlson Is Emblematic of Trinity Culture

Alex Dahlem ’20 Opinion Editor Tucker Carlson ’91 is one of the most controversial yet noteworthy voices in modern American politics. Sporting colorful bow ties, a gregarious laugh (often used to scoff at his liberal guests), and classic gen-x conservative political leanings, it seems like Carlson was meant for this moment – the perfect caricature… Continue Reading

San Antonio Fights Chicken and US Constitution

Daniel Nesbitt ’22 Staff Writer On Thursday, March 21st, the City Council of San Antonio voted 6-4 to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a store simply due to the restaurant’s constitutionally protected donation and support of two Christian organizations. This is a clear and blatant violation of the First Amendment. According to USA Today, the city… Continue Reading

Admissions Scandal is an Affront to Higher Ed.

Aidan Turek ’20 Staff Writer The recent college admissions scandal is horrifying and unsurprising. On March 12th, about a dozen parents were indicted by Justice Department officials for participating in a scheme to land their children admission into various colleges. One man at the center of this scandal, William Rich Singer, was paid between $250,000… Continue Reading

Sustainability Leaders Address Composting, Straws

Gillian Reinhard ’20 Editor-in-Chief Composting in Mather has seen a minor shift in structure as of Mar. 25. According to sustainability coordinator Rose Rodriguez, the compost bins have experienced “quite a bit of contamination,” meaning that products (such as paper coffee cups or plastic straws) have been improperly put into these bins. Trinity works in… Continue Reading

Dean Tim Cresswell and Dean Melanie Stein to Leave Trinity

Amanda Hasumann ’21 News Editor In two recent emails sent by President Joanne Berger-Sweeney to the Trinity community, it was announced that Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tim Cresswell and Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics Melanie Stein will not be returning to Trinity in the 2019-2020 academic year.… Continue Reading

SGA Political Committee Addresses Climate on Campus

Jay Park ’22 Staff Writer On the week of Mar. 11, 2019, the Political Union, a new committee of the Student Government Association, met for the very first time. The Political Union Committee (PUC) was voted into the SGA constitution as a committee dedicated to serving the student body, with its main focus being to… Continue Reading

Action Lab Offers Chance to Give Back to Hartford

Gillian Reinhard ’20 Editor-in-Chief Trinity’s downtown Hartford campus at 10 Constitution Plaza first opened in December of 2017. The Liberal Arts Action Lab, which sponsors a two-credit program available to Trinity students throughout the school year, is headquartered downtown and is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester. The Tripod spoke with Garret Forst ’19,… Continue Reading

Trinity Speech Team Qualifies for Nationals

Trinity Speech Team Qualifies for Nationals

Pranay Peddinti ’21 Contributing Writer With a pen lodged firmly in the back of his mouth and between this teeth, Mateo Vazquez ’21 recited his speech on the lazy consumption of media in the age of the internet to a room in McCook. To any other onlooker, the noises coming out of his mouth would… Continue Reading