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Islam Week Confronts Islamophobia and Racism

Islam Week Confronts Islamophobia and Racism

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Across universities in the United States and United Kingdom, an Islamophobic movement called “Punish a Muslim Day” has swept society. In New York City, police forces have braced for the upcoming day, April 3, expecting hate crimes to become more common, with mosques being advised to increase security and women who… Continue Reading

Lip Sync Battle Organized for American Cancer Society

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Annual Community Events Staff (A.C.E.S.) and the Trinity College chapter of Relay for Life have partnered for a lip sync battle to raise money for the American Cancer Society. A.C.E.S., an on-campus club dedicated to organizing events for charity throughout the school year, has organized the event to be both… Continue Reading

Lecture Questions the Need for College Education

AMANDA MUCCIO ’18 SENIOR EDITOR Why,” Professor Bry- an Caplan asked a crowded McCook auditorium, “do you bother to enroll or pay tuition at Trinity?” Think about it: If an individual was interested in obtaining knowledge, he or she could simply livein the Hartford area and ask a professor to sit inon the class. If… Continue Reading

Free Speech and Race Relations Discussed at Trin Talks

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  Trin Talks is a ConnPIRG initiative to bring together different voices across the political spectrum on Trinity’s campus. The series of debates has brought several different topics to the attention of the community. On Thursday, March 8, Trin Talks held another session where the issue of free speech was dis- cussed.… Continue Reading

Student Leader of the Week: Suzanne Del Rosario ’20

Student Leader of the Week: Suzanne Del Rosario ’20

Name: Suzanne Del Rosario Class Year: 2018 Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Leadership on Campus: President of Imani, Trinity College Black Student Union, Senior Intern of Multicultural Recruitment Team (Admissions), Unit Leader at the Welcome Desk Tell us about your leadership experience: Being elected President of Imani has been one of my most rewarding experiences at Trinity. I always envisioned an inclusive, diverse, and… Continue Reading

New Halal Dining Options at Mather Dining Hall

HOPE GILLIAN ’18 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Two vendors from the New York City area have been secured to provide Halal dining options to students on the meal plan. Keeping halal means one only eats foods that are permissible according to Islamic law. Some of the restrictions of this diet include not eating food prepared with alcohol, or consuming meat from animals not slaughtered in God’s… Continue Reading

SMART Recovery Offers New Solutions to Addiction

AMANDA MUCCIO ’18 SENIOR EDITOR After a successful Wellness Fest put on by Bantams in Balance last week, Trinity students should be made aware of related programs available on campus. Among several new initiatives created by the college’s Health Center is SMART Recovery, a weekly meeting group whose goal is to help people address issues with: alcohol, drugs, smoking/vaping, gambling, eating, spending, gaming, over-exercising, preoccupation with relationships… Continue Reading

Political Commentator Leads Common Hour Event

MADISON VAUGHN ’21 STAFF WRITER Jacob Hacker, a political science professor at Yale and coauthor of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, spoke on “How Politics is Undermining the American Dream” at Trinity on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Hacker began his talk by speaking on the major differences between the Democratic and Republican parties in the US. Hacker… Continue Reading