Thursday, May 24, 2018

Category Archives: OPINIONS

Gun Violence Protests Reflect Shift in US Society

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER On Feb. 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people died and fourteen were wounded. The name of the shooter is easy to find, plastered over papers worldwide. The names of the victims- harder so. Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque,… Continue Reading

Misogyny Runs Rampant under Trump Administration

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER A little under three weeks since the second Women’s March in Washington, the Daily Mail and the Intercept broke the story that White House aide Rob Porter had abused ex-wives Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness. Porter had been an early appointment to the role of Staff Secretary in the Trump… Continue Reading

Dismantling the Idea of Trinity as a Community

KABELO MOTSOENENG ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER Alexis “Lexi” Roberts transferred to Wesleyan University at the end of her first year, last spring. When Lexi and I became friends, America and its abundant whiteness, with regards to close and intimate proximity to white people and casual racism, were new to me. Though I came from a country… Continue Reading

Cinestudio is an Underused Campus Resource

KYRA LYONS ’20 CONTRIBUTING WRITER In the search for the per-fect college, students often create a checklist of their most desired attributes in a campus and its culture. Although seemingly arbitrary, one of the top characteristics I took into account during my search was the proximity of a movie theater to the cam-pus. In doing research… Continue Reading

Kentucky School Shooting Highlights a Larger Issue

JAYMIE BIANCA ’21 OPINION EDITOR Have you heard about the recent school shooting in Kentucky? Well, if you have not, it would be no surprise. While past school shootings have swamped the news with stories of heart-break and disdain, such as Columbine and Newtown, it seems that the catastrophe in Kentucky has received minimal cover-age.… Continue Reading

The Mueller Investigation Reflects Political Instability

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER The president of the United States is under investigation for colluding with a foreign country. As the legitimacy of his presidency rests in the balance, the chief executive orders his lawyer to fire the head investigator, in a move that would effectively stall the search into the president’s potential wrongdoings.… Continue Reading