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Let’s turn away from competition and back to learning

JESSICA KOTNOUR, EDITOR-IN-CHEIF
October 3, 2014
Filed under EDITORIALS

Since we were young we’ve had it engrained in us to be the best.  Not the best that we could be, but the best in general. As kids we strived for the first place trophy in the YMCA soccer league. When we didn’t win, we were given a consolation trophy that would sit on our shelf, a reminder of our...

Daunting duality of censorship

OLIVER TRAPP, STAFF WRITER
October 1, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS

I remember the day as if it were yesterday. As the hot summer sun shone bright, I finished a brief,concise monologue. Suddenly, a bucket full of ice water was poured on my head. Even though this might seem like a rare circumstance, I wasn’t alone. Over the last three months, millions of Americans...

The new standards of standardized testing

The new standards of standardized testing

BRIAN MIN, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
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Since 2005, the SAT has remained unchanged with a 2400 scoring scale and an essay portion. However, with an unexpected move, College Board decided to completely overhaul the SAT beginning in the spring of 2016. The dreaded essay will now become optional, instead of mandatory, while the scor...

Year end doldrums leave students stuck

Year end doldrums leave students stuck

MICHAEL LEIFERMAN, STAFF WRITER
May 1, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS

The hardest part of school is undoubtedly the end. Months of hard work leave you exhausted just in time for the most difficult material in your courses. Worst of all is the stress of the exams. The months of studying culminates in one to three weeks of intensive testing which is enough to turn many students...

Personal goals promote positive perspectives

KANIKA MOHAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
May 1, 2014
Filed under EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say “Why am I here today?” But worse, I can’t count the number of times I’ve said it myself. With the end of the year on the horizon, we all have our sights on summer. However, as a result, we lose focus on work and responsibilities....

The future doesn’t look bright

JACK MEEKS, Staff Writer
April 28, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS

Saying that Trinity students study hard everyday is an understatement. More than 70% of students are involved in a Trinity sponsored athletic team. Some travel on the weekends to forensics tournaments and still have homework to do when they return. They may go to the Habitat House on Saturday mornings,...

The blue and gold trap

BRIAN MIN, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014
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With the Peace Jam’s Untrap Untapped Potential Chapel about women’s rights, there was a flurry of negative comments ranging from how women already have most rights to how advancing women’s rights was “a political agenda.” Because few students are involved in school organizations, we often have ...

Disconnected clubs don’t create a charitable campus

Disconnected clubs don’t create a charitable campus

EDEN SMALLEY, STAFF WRITER
March 9, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS

As I stood under the fluorescent lights of CVS in the wee hours of my weekday morn, I thought to myself, “What am I supposed to bring again? Toys? Cans? Clothes? Or maybe I’m supposed to bake something…” While handing the cashier my contribution to society and the common good, I reflected on...

Finding the silver lining

Finding the silver lining

NATASHA HARALAMBOUS, COPY EDITOR
March 7, 2014
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I slowly opened my early decision college notification letter, hoping “Congratulations!” was the first word I would see. Instead I was hit in the face with, “I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you admission…” Immediately, my heart sank, and I felt like bawling my eyes out. Why...

Planning the future doesn’t always pan out

Planning the future doesn’t always pan out

KANIKA MOHAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
March 7, 2014
Filed under OPINIONS

It starts in 8th grade – the dreaded registration packet. We stare uncomfortably at the seemingly harmless chart on which we plan our high school career. We choose our specific classes, counting credits we don’t even see until we’re 18. As soon as college begins, the advice flows in. If you...

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