Sunday, December 9, 2018

Category Archives: OPINIONS

Ending Birthright Citizenship Is Unconstitutional

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER During the past few days, President Trump said that he intends to issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented or illegal immigrants. Birthright citizenship is the concept that any child born on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen of the United States. It is one… Continue Reading

Why You Should Vote: Solutions to Voter Apathy

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER The right to vote is a fundamental part of democracy. Not only is it the defining aspect of such a form of government, but it functions as an integral part of such a government’s preservation. Accordingly, the right to vote is a privilege that individuals are obliged to act upon,… Continue Reading

Media Disproportionately Covers Minority Criminals

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR When news of a pipe bomb being sent to Left-leaning individuals hits front pages and mainstreams news, our first reaction shouldn’t be to evaluate why a person did this, but instead assess the social implications. When entering the political field, our leaders knew the risks of being targeted for scapegoating,… Continue Reading

Martian Studies A Glamorized Form of Colonization

KABELO MOTSOENENG ’20 OPINION EDITOR In 1652, curious white men went on a voyage of the Atlantic and landed in the Bay of Cape Town. They were curious about the world. Historians posit that these men traded with Africans, but I argue that they began the dispossession of African resources. They would later rape African… Continue Reading

Speech, Whether Wrong or Right, Is Not Violence

DANIEL NESBITT ’22 STAFF WRITER This dangerous idea has become increasingly common within many college campuses. The danger arises when a group views an individual’s speech as violence and uses this view to justify the response of violent action. This very response manifested in the riots and destruction of private property at Berkley in response… Continue Reading

Disregard For Rwandan Genocide Still Prevalent

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR The disregard of the Rwandan Genocide is the most blatant form of racism showcased by mainstream media. The Rwandan Genocide occurred for one hundred days in the summer of 1994. Hutu extremists blamed the Tutsis for the death of Hutu President Habyarimana and immediately began to carry out mass Tutsi… Continue Reading

U.S. Human Rights: Not First, But Better Than Most

DANIEL NESBITT ’22 STAFF WRITER In the October 16th issue of the Tripod, an opinion piece argued that we, as U.S. citizens, do not have a right to criticize other nations’ human rights violations because we live “in a country where so many people fear for their life every day.” The piece continues, arguing, “the… Continue Reading

Meals, Money, and Mather: What’s in it For Us?

AIDAN TUREK ’20 STAFF WRITER Trinity College is going through what might be described as an identity crisis. Trinity is changing—its students, its buildings, its staff, its role as a liberal arts college—and that has impinged on a sense of common community. Few things bring everyone on campus together more than Mather Dining Hall. In… Continue Reading

Warren’s Native Heritage A Cheap Political Ploy

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER Several people are aware of the debate surrounding Senator Elizabeth Warren’s decision to post the results of a DNA test confirming her Native American heritage. While some may see this as a rebuke of President Trump and a victory for the Left, I am inclined to disagree. In fact, this… Continue Reading