Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Category Archives: FEATURES

ESPN Sports Journalist Jemele Hill Speaks at Trinity

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Former host of ESPN’s SportsCenter and current Chief Correspondent and Senior Columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated Jemele Hill spoke at Trinity during common hour on Thursday, March 1 in the Washington Room. Hill’s speech, titled “The Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Sports, Journalism, and Today’s Political Climate,” was part of Trinity’s Bridging Divides Initiative, which, according to their mission statement, “seeks to bring… Continue Reading

“Caribbean Honduras” Teaches Mesoamerican History

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Students interested in Latin-American culture and history were treated on Feb. 15 to a common hour lecture by Professor of History and International Studies Dario Euraque. A Honduran native, Professor Euraque explained the rich and complex history of the country, and contrasted it with the Caribbean nation of Trinidad in relation… Continue Reading

Student Interns at Adoption Agency in Minnesota

AMANDA MUCCIO ’18 SENIOR EDITOR During the summer before her senior year at Trinity, Elizabeth Searls ’18 interned at EVOLVE Adoption and Family Services in Stillwater, Minnesota. “It was the most humbling and rewarding experience to be part of bringing families together,” said Searls. EVOLVE Adoption and Family Services is an agency that offers support… Continue Reading

Student Leader of the Week: Francisco Balderrama ’20

Student Leader of the Week: Francisco Balderrama ’20

Name: Francisco Balderrama Class Year: 2020 Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico Leadership on Campus: Charleston House of Interfaith, First Generation Student Board Tell us about your leadership experience: I have had the privilege to hear about the personal lives of some professors, as well as the chapel staff. I have also had the opportunity to interact and learn… Continue Reading

Student Reflects on a Unique First-Year Seminar

MADISON VAUGHN ’21 STAFF WRITER Like all incoming Trinity students, Taurian Taylor ’21 registered for a first-year seminar the summer before arriving on campus. Taylor chose the seminar Knights, Saints, Witches, and You, taught by Professor Elliot Levesque. Taylor began the class knowing that he would learn about medieval history, however, he was surprised to… Continue Reading

Tripod Student Leader of the Week: Max Herman ’19

Name: Max Herman Class Year: 2019 Hometown: San Francisco, California Leadership on Campus: President of Alpha Delta Phi, Member of Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Team Tell us about your leadership experience: Building close relationships with members of both groups. It has been very meaningful to have such a diversified and good group of friends to lean… Continue Reading

Alumni Spotlight: Richard N. Palmer Class of 1972

BRENDAN CLARK ’21 NEWS EDITOR Richard N. Palmer ’72 is an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and a political sci-ence graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, of Trinity College. From an early age, Palmer “was always interested in government and legal philosophy.” While at Trinity, Palmer’s favorite courses included one which focused on the different… Continue Reading

Trinity Hosts Photographers’ Discussion on Puerto Rico

Trinity Hosts Photographers’ Discussion on Puerto Rico

AMANDA HAUSMANN ’21 FEATURES EDITOR Photographers Erika Rodríguez and Patrick Raycraft shared their photos of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria during a common hour event on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano led the conversation, asking the photographers to describe their initial reactions to the storms, how… Continue Reading

Student-Lead Discussions Kick Off Black History Month

AMANDA HAUSMANN ’21 FEATURES EDITOR Throughout the month of February, students and faculty are holding events across the campus to celebrate Black History Month. The celebrations began on Jan. 31 with an opening dinner where this year’s theme was unveiled: Re-Imagining Blackness 365. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Trinity College Black Women’s Organization (TCBWO) and… Continue Reading

Students Reflect on Trip to Cuba During Common Hour

SUYANG WU ’21 STAFF WRITER Many unfamiliar with the region falsely assume that Caribbean nations are the same culturally. However, Trinity students who traveled abroad to Cuba last semester debunked this myth at a common hour event in which they shared their experiences. The four student speakers were in Cuba for approximately a week, and… Continue Reading