Friday, October 19, 2018

Category Archives: OPINIONS

U.S. Needs to Look Inward Before Helping Outward

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR There are arguments that the United States has no “real” human rights issues due to our seemingly accepting environment, but a human rights violation IS a human rights violation no matter the scale. A woman’s right to vote is just as valid a cause as a black person’s right to… Continue Reading

Life After the Blue Wave: A Guide For Future Dems

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has already fueled far speculation as to Chief Justice Roberts’ new role in his court’s tenure. Donald Trump’s two nominees have shifted the court solidly to the right and established Roberts as a swing vote on most cases. The court will be hearing… Continue Reading

Far-Right Trends in Brazil Mirror Those Worldwide

BELLA BLUMENSCHEIN ’22 CONTRIBUTING WRITER For the longest time, Brazil’s political landscape has been chaotic. No one thought it could get any worse when former President Dilma was impeached and Lula went to jail. That was until Jair Bolsonaro became a possible candidate for the Presidency and almost fifty-percent of the population voted for him… Continue Reading

Trump’s Foreign Policy Incoherent and Opportunistic

AIDAN TUREK ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER The recent confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh has revealed much about the American political system, far too much, depending on who you ask. But one important takeaway is that it’s hard to work with a polarized Congress. That’s a bad thing if you’re President Trump. With 2020 on the horizon,… Continue Reading

Revisiting The Paranoid Style in American Politics

AIDAN TUREK ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Tensions are high in Washington as the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh continues amid a cacophony of politicized tirades and editorial screes. That same nominee stated that “this whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit” motivated by anger, fear, and, in his own words, “revenge… Continue Reading

Critics of Nike Campaign Wrong, But so is Nike

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 CONTRIBUTING WRITER For some, the take-a-knee movement may feel like old news. But the attention of many Americans has returned to the actions of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, in response to a controversial Nike advertisement commemorating thirty years of the “Just Do It” campaign. Part of the ad features a… Continue Reading

Kavanaugh Poses Even Bigger Problem If Confirmed

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 STAFF WRITER Recently, Christine Blasey Ford, a clinical psychology professor at a Palo Alto University, has courageously stepped forward and described her sexual assault encounter with Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee when they were both teenagers. Ford explains that Kavanaugh attempted to force himself on her, tried to remove her clothes,… Continue Reading

Sports and Freedom of Speech: Where is The Line?

DANIEL NESBITT ’22 CONTRIBUTING WRITER In the previous edition of The Trinity Tripod, there was an opinion piece addressing the controversy of a cartoon published by the Herald Sun, an Australian newspaper, depicting Serena Williams’s tantrum in the finals of the US Open. This article raised several points concerning freedom of speech that were misleading… Continue Reading

Trinity Needs to Support Public High Schools in City

ALEX DAHLEM ’20 OPINION EDITOR Every year Trinity College allows dozens of students from the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) to take classes on campus. This partnership allows promising high school students to experience the rigor of a college introductory class, hopefully inspiring and preparing them to attend college in the future. Although this… Continue Reading

Freedom of Speech in America: How Far Is Too Far?

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 CONTRIBUTING WRITER The right to freedom of speech is not equivalent to the right to impunity. Acting, talking, and publishing without thinking can place anyone in a vulnerable state of scrutiny. Recently, an Australian artist responded to the Serena Williams controversy with the publication of a political cartoon that is reminiscent of… Continue Reading