Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Category Archives: FEATURES

Trinity Has Its Own Composer? Yes, Since 1979

Trinity Has Its Own Composer? Yes, Since 1979

BEN GAMBUZZA ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Did you know that Trinity had a Composer-in-Residence? Me neither. Since, 1979 Robert Edward Smith has been the College’s go-to composer when it comes to new music for the Chapel Singers. He is also the director of the annual summer Chamber Music Series on campus. But Smith was a harpsichordist before… Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of a Peter B’s Barista

A Day in the Life of a Peter B’s Barista

SOPHIA GOURLEY ’19 SENIOR EDITOR The Trinity Tripod sat down with Amber Stevenson ’19 to learn what it is like to be a Peter B’s barista and hear more about what we can expect from one of Trinity’s most beloved spots on campus. TT: How long have you been working at Peter B’s and what… Continue Reading

Club Spotlight: Shorinji Kan Jiu Jitsu

MARISA BERNER ’21 STAFF WRITER Around three times a week, a bunch of people congregate in the wrestling room on campus to practice and learn jiu jitsu, a form of martial arts.  Jiu jitsu, as described by the head of the club, Joseph Orosco, is a self-defense based martial art that employs a mixture of… Continue Reading

Another Editor Abroad, This Time in Florence

Another Editor Abroad, This Time in Florence

AMANDA SCOPELLITI ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER I decided that I wanted to spend a semester abroad because I believe that traveling the world and experiencing new places is a unique form of education that is eye-opening, enriching and fulfilling. After researching a variety of study away programs all across the globe, I ended up choosing to… Continue Reading

Prof. Katherine Lahti and the Dithyramb of Russia

Prof. Katherine Lahti and the Dithyramb of Russia

BEN GAMBUZZA ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sitting across from me in an office filled with books on Vladimir Nabokov, Dostoevsky, Myakovksy, and Anna Akhmatova, is Prof. Katherine Lahti. She looks like she just walked off the stage of a production of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Her long braids and maroon knit cap reminded me of the primitive… Continue Reading

Cleo of Alpha Chi: Three Decades of Spooky Science

MARISA BERNER ’21 STAFF WRITER For around 26 years, Trinity College has been hosting Halloween on Vernon, a yearly event where children go around to visit organizations on campus, and play games or activities and receive candy for their efforts.  The activities vary — this year, however, there was candy pong, a haunted house, face… Continue Reading

WGRAC and YDSA Encourage Students to Vote

RAKAN ALZAGHA ’22 CONTRIBUTING WRITER July 4, 1776, is the day this country was founded and declared sovereign from the oppressive nature of its former rulers. The Founding Fathers congregated and debated the fate of this very nation and introduced the document that guides this country until this very day. This document, as you all… Continue Reading

Joseph Orosco: From Novice to National Boxer

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR   Among the various clubs Trinity offers for students to get involved, one of the most low-profile yet entertaining is the boxing club. Current boxing club president and nationally ranked boxer, Joseph Orosco ’19, describes his eventful experience with the boxing club. His boxing career started in his freshman year;… Continue Reading

An Introduction to the Title IX Battlefield

HENDRICK XIONG-CALMES ’22 STAFF WRITER I’ll be frank. In my senior year of high school, I did a debate on whether or not we should still have Title IX as a part of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; afterwards, I still did not know what Title IX pertained to. But, I’ve educated myself on… Continue Reading

Connecticut Supreme Court Comes to Trinity

BRENDAN CLARK ’21 NEWS EDITOR Associate Justice Richard Palmer ’72 and Senior Associate Justice Christine Vertefeuille ’72 of the Connecticut Supreme Court sat down with the Tripod to reflect on their experiences in the law prior to Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the Court will appear on campus for oral arguments. Vertefeuille, who was among the… Continue Reading