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Allured By Empty Promises: The issue with close-minded, emotional, single-issue voting

March 9, 2020

   Elections, either national or on a school level, are filled with empty promises. In 2016, that promise was to build a wall and make Mexicans pay for it. In 2020, they vary from debt-free college to a universal basic income. And it is an effective campaign strategy—who would not love having a free...

Lead Ed: Mid-semester Comments Earn a Failing Grade

March 9, 2020

Effective communication between students and teachers is a necessary component of any healthy school environment. And while Trinity generally affords its teachers with ample opportunities to provide their students with meaningful feedback, no method of communication is nearly as unhelpful, unnecessary  an...

Lead Ed: The Spin Cycle

March 9, 2020

If the impeachment of President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it is that our country is more politically polarized than ever. Analysis of impeachment proceedings has been dominated by phrenetic attempts by both sides of the aisle to depict the opposite party as either obstructionists or manipulators....

A Foundation of Faith: Religious beliefs foster a greater sense of belonging and happiness

April 4, 2019

   Too often, people are caught up in thinking that if only they had more, they could finally be happy. However, no matter how hard one tries, lasting happiness — unlike the fleeting high of a newly bought pair of Nike’s — is not found in tangible things that can be purchased or seen. As much...

Mass Media Monopolizes News Consumption:

Mass Media Monopolizes News Consumption:

Caroline Avery, Staff Wirter

December 13, 2018

As memes and click bait continue to stay prevalent in our day to day media consumption, longer and more informative news coverage begins to fall through the cracks.   News is taken in like Happy Meals: quickly and with very little nutritional value — or in this case, cognitive value. Yes, Ka...

Success Is Rooted In the Will, Not the Skill: Trinity Students Overvalue Given Talent and Undermine Hard Work

Success Is Rooted In the Will, Not the Skill: Trinity Students Overvalue Given Talent and Undermine Hard Work

Caroline Avery, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

   From as early as elementary school, students single out peers who seem to stand out academically: “the smart kids.” These “smart kids” are all praised for supposedly having been blessed with a genius gene, something the rest of us merely missed out on. While there certainly exists a percen...

Smoke and mirrors

May 3, 2018

   In this day and age, few would argue that cigarettes aren’t dangerous. What was once considered a harmless pastime has been proven to cause irreparable damage to users’ health. But ask any teenager about the risks of vapes and Juuls, and they would likely respond with complete unconcern.   ...

More than just attendance

March 8, 2018

When schedules are released over the summer, every sophomore is excited and nervous to discover who their adviser will be for the rest of high school. It is a comfort for students to know that a teacher will be there specifically to support them academically and emotionally for the rest of their time...

Voicing your own opinion

LILY ISRAEL, MANAGING EDITOR

February 6, 2018

Oprah Winfrey had yet to put the finishing touches on her Golden Globes speech before Americans already penciled her in as a candidate in the 2020 presidential election. We were barely able to comprehend Winfrey’s emphatic words, “I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is...

Reaction without action: Complaining stifles change

Alexandra Lipton, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

December 8, 2017

  Life is a competition. Anything that is quantifiable can be used as a measure of success, from how much sleep one gets to what kind of car one drives.   But more than ever before, our generation delights in romanticizing our problems and our losses, which has led us to compete in an entirel...

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