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The U.S. just saw the greatest voter turnout for midterm elections in over a century. People are starting to come out to the polls in waves like never before. This amount of civic engagement is exciting across the board. We can only hope that this energy persists into future elections. While we’re still caught up in the fever of the midterm elections, let’s not forget about the ongoing elections happening right on this campus: our...

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Midterms are done and over with, and not the ones your professors are assigning. It’s election week, which means Trinity’s campus is torn apart. Whether you’re celebrating a win, mourning a loss, or couldn’t care less (start caring), there’s no denying this Midterm season stood out from previous years. Vox estimates that the voter turnout for this year’s midterms shattered previous midterm records, with early estimates coming in at about 114 million voters (compared to...

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As a reader, you might not always consider how you are in a symbiotic relationship with your college newspaper. A lot of our work depends on you, our readers. It’s not always easy to be your source of campus news. How well we are able to reflect the campus culture and environment depends on how you interact with us, especially in regards to how you respond to interviews and questions. We want to emphasize the...

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We’ve been surrounded by social media for our entire lives. Facebook was started before some first-years and sophomores were able to even comprehend what a computer is. We have not experienced a time without instant and direct connectivity to our friends and peers. We’ve even been called Screenagers. The New York Times published a story about how Apple’s new “Screen Time” feature worked and how much the author’s teenager used her phone. Unsurprisingly, the time...

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People often ask us about the business behind the newspaper. Where do we get our money? Is it hard? We’re taught in our media classes that the newspaper industry is dying. Is that true for college papers, too? To start from the top, we are different from University-Sponsored Organizations in that the majority of our budget comes from advertising revenue and subscriptions, while the rest comes from the Student Activity Fee. However, this is not...

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As your campus newspaper, we’re responsible for relaying the campus climate to you: Trinity’s students, staff, faculty and community members. We strive to do this as accurately and fairly as possible. That is why we recently have focused on raising our standards for accuracy to ensure the articles and columns we publish do not misrepresent the story at hand. This specifically comes to mind after last week’s editorial on consent. Last week’s editorial, written by...

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It was just addressed at New Student Orientation. It’s covered in training Resident Assistant training. Throughout our time at Trinity, we hear about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. We are taught the rules of consent, that “yes” means yes and “no” means no. We are shown videos on how to recognize dangerous situations and not to remain bystanders. Trinity administration tells us that anyone can speak up. But despite all this, the...