Saturday, February 24, 2018

Author Archives: mochs

Admissions reform as a remedy for Trinity’s troubles

EVAN SCOLLARD ’17 STAFF WRITER Trinity’s notable draw – her economics department – poses a significant threat regarding its popularity as a major.   Those aspiring for admission to the NESCAC know to come here to prepare for a career in banking, finance, or wealth management. But with so many coming here for the well-regarded… Continue Reading

Maxing Out: Second Amendment rights are dangerous

MAX FURIGAY ’19 COLUMNIST The recent shootings in San Bernardino have brought the issue of gun control into public consciousness yet again: as did the massacres in Newtown, Aurora, Portland, Tucson, Oak Creek and countless other towns and cities all across America- all during the past few years. Yet none of these tragedies have brought… Continue Reading

It’s time to reevaluate Trinity College’s open campus

MARINA PAPPAS ’19 STAFF WRITER Recently, there have been many incidents involving local Hartford citizens verbally and physically harassing Trinity students on  campus, with the most recent event an attack on a close friend of mine. This got me thinking about all of the other events that have happened this year. We have had catcalling,… Continue Reading

HERO law was right, in spite of consequences

LORENZO PUOPOLO ’18 CONTRIBUTING WRITER   On Tuesday, November 3rd, Houston held a referendum that repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a bill that banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, marital status, military status, and nine other characteristics. Houston’s mayor, Annise Parker (D), the first openly gay mayor in a… Continue Reading

Trinity College students demands the word “and”

WHITNEY GULDEN ’16 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Isn’t it a great thing to ask for something and get it? This is the idea behind affirmative, or verbal, consent. As it reads right now, Trinity College’s new interim sexual misconduct policy states, “Effective consent is informed, freely and actively given, mutually understandable words or actions that indicate a… Continue Reading

Yeezy and Lisi tackle both tampons and equality

ELISE KEI-RAHN ’16 COLUMNIST Kanye West is a bold artist who is the epitome of self-expression. West is the subject of my senior American Studies thesis on the revision of the American Dream through social consciousness. The root of my argument is that the past 30 years have demonstrated a dramatic shift away from the… Continue Reading

Fear of the First Amendment in higher education

REBECCA REINGOLD ’17 CONTRIBUTING WRITER An individual right, the First Amendment is one of the most favored and protected rights implemented in our Constitution. Valued and commonly referenced in many court cases, the First Amendment clearly has a major effect on how Americans go about their daily lives. More specifically, practicing our freedom of speech… Continue Reading

Trinair is an obstacle to student success on campus

KARAN KHURANA ’17 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Coming from a developing country, the quality of my Internet connection is something I am always concerned about. I had big expectations for everything Trinity College had to offer, from professors, to food, to parties, and as trivial as it may sound, I had big expectations for Trinity’s technology, especially… Continue Reading

Kylie Jenner: pop culture’s paradoxical princess

JESSICA CHOTINER ’17 STAFF WRITER     The term “role model” is a dangerous title, an almost parasitic phrase. It can attach itself to individuals whether they want it or not. One day you’re posting pictures of your squatting regiment on Instagram and the diamond encrusted fake nails you wore to your birthday party, and… Continue Reading