Thursday, February 21, 2019

Category Archives: OPINIONS

Vernon Social: A Ghost Town That Must Be Rescued

Eleanna Davos ’20 Staff Writer For the last year we have had our own personal ghost town at Trinity, which goes by the name of Vernon Social. Last spring, we received the news that Goldberg’s would not be renewing their contract with Trinity and would permanently close come the end of the year. It’s with… Continue Reading

Northam: Nothing More Than A Racist Hypocrite

Sam Taishoff ’22 Contributing Writer  When it comes to human beings, it is important to look not only at the person they were, but also the person they are now. For Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, the person he was and the person he is today are rather inseparable and both are deeply racist. At… Continue Reading

Berger-Sweeney Response To Title IX Not Sufficient

Daniel Nesbitt ’22 Staff Writer On Jan. 30, President Berger-Sweeney submitted the College’s formal response to the Department of Education’s (DoED) proposed Title IX changes. While the response raises some valid concerns, its interpretation of the proposed provisions is quite myopic. In particular, the College tries to dilute the increased due process protections that Title… Continue Reading

Trump’s Troop Removal Purely For Domestic Gain

Aidan Turek ’20 Staff Writer In December of last year, President Trump announced an unexpected withdrawal of American forces from Syria, and earlier this year announced that peace was at hand in Afghanistan. On Jan. 31, 2019, the Senate advanced legislation which expresses opposition to Trump’s handling of the war in Afghanistan in a 68… Continue Reading

2020 Dems: Not Perfect, But Better Than Trump

Coleman McJessy ’22 Contributing Writer We are still six hundred and some odd days away from the next general election and more than a year out from Iowa, and yet already nine Democratic candidates have declared that they are running for President, with approximately another twenty possible contenders. And yet, in traditional Democratic eating-our-own fashion,… Continue Reading

Trump’s Shutdown: Not So Bad in the Grand Scheme

Eleanna Davos ’20 Staff Writer 800,000 federal employees versus 800,000 federal employees furloughed. 16 days versus 35 days. 2013 versus 2018. Full versus partial government shut down. Democrat versus Republican. Healthcare versus border security. Which numbers correlate to former President Barrack Obama’s full government shutdown and which are numbers that relate to current President Donald… Continue Reading

50 Years of Women; But Trinity Can Do Better

Carey Maul ’21 Staff Writer January 11, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Trinity. While this is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the women who pioneered coeducation at Trinity and paved the way for myself and my female peers, I also feel that this is as good a time as any… Continue Reading

Satirical Savery: Campus Crisis, Humor to the Rescue

Hunter Savery ’20 Opinion Editor  Trinity College is in a moment of unparalleled crisis. Like the death throws of the Roman Republic, there is chaos and the potential for dictatorship. The sky is gray, Goldberg’s is shuttered, and Trump is in the White House; the word of the day is malaise. There seems to be… Continue Reading

Misleading Euphoria: Harris’ Presidential Candidacy

Kabelo Motsoeneng ’20 Staff Writer  In 2008, I was a thirteen-year old seventh grade student in an unknown township in South Africa when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. When Obama won the presidential race, everyone wanted to claim him: In Kenya, where Obama’s father was born, celebrations raised the dust and… Continue Reading