Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Trinity’s Housing Process Needs More Attention from Administration

Prospective families that visit Trinity often stand astonished during their campus tours when they come across a Hansen single, furnished perfectly in college decor. They are shocked to hear that, although they are in an upperclassmen dorm, the room they are viewing is a common setup for first-year students. These impressive housing standards are reflected… Continue Reading

The Dangers of Unsigned Editorials: The Tripod’s New Editorial Policy

Unsigned editorials, despite being the standard for newspapers the world over, present unique challenges to small college newspapers. They imply a consensus of thought among editors, or at least among an editorial team. At a newspaper like The Tripod, editorial positions change hands quickly, often every semester, and it is difficult to get staff members… Continue Reading

Trinity Needs to Get Serious about Sustainability

If Trinity is serious about environmental sustainability, it has a funny way of showing it. The inclusion of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to the Bicentennial Plan is a commendable gesture, but it’s precisely that: a gesture. Issues relating to climate change are far more pressing than such a commitment suggests. Reducing… Continue Reading

A Trinity Presence in Downtown Hartford, Finally

Trinity’s relationship with Hartford and its residents has always been strained. Looking out from Trinity on the surrounding area, it is no wonder why. But one of the greatest regrets Trinity students have upon graduating is that they did not spend enough time in Hartford. When prospective students first come to the school, they drive… Continue Reading

Trinity Days, in Context

Trinity Days as we know them today serve as a lull in the academic tempest of Trinity life. It is a time to relieve stress, sleep, and regroup. Students from New England or other surrounding areas may go home to see family. Some use the time to stay on campus and catch up or get… Continue Reading

Trinity’s Left Needs to Come Together

On September 16th, an alumnus and a number of Trinity students intended to stage a peaceful protest against white supremacy at the homecoming football game against the Colby Mules. Protestors planned to begin at halftime, to interfere with the game itself. According to an organizer who wishes to remain silent, the protest was to be… Continue Reading

Journalism Important for Students

On July 21st, members of the Trinity community were inundated with calls, emails, and other methods of communication through the TrinAlert system. Although each outlet essentially relayed the same statement, the student body, a majority of whom were off campus for the summer, were only warned that threats were received and that all buildings would… Continue Reading