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In the last issue of the Trinitonian, Ben Gonzalez wrote a piece arguing that internet-famous conservative polemics like Steven Crowder and Ben Shapiro set up unbalanced arenas of discussion. Gonzalez’s idea of a ‘power imbalance’ got a little more tenuous with each new example — picking a topic is also necessary for fair discussion, and I don’t see how Steven Crowder’s spontaneous appearances could compare to Ben Shapiro publicly challenging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to an organized...

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My good friend and archenemy Manfred Wendt wrote an article a couple of Trinitonians ago calling for another mandatory great books course, namely with more Plato and Shakespeare (assumedly metonymically, with Plato and Shakespeare standing in for a wide range of great Western authors). I typically would think that a response to a response to an article is stretching it a bit because I don’t want to treat our school newspaper like a Facebook comment...

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Authors with regal gaits, brown sport jackets and foreign souvenirs; friendly faced women with clipboards, petitioning for mandatory sick leave; a scraggly man, with a roach clip dangling from his hoodie string, who claimed to have invented the flat-screen TV back in 1975; a gaggle of high-schoolers decked out in dreamsicle-colored Whataburger gear; and, taking a break from his post at the Trinity University Press booth, one fluffy-haired weirdo with a notebook. Such was the...

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There were a few people — friends, professors, Yolanda the Supreme Mabee Guard — who asked me if I was going to march on MLK Jr. Day. I would tell them no, that I had homework and so forth, that I was going to do some writing instead, that I think I may visit my family but who knows? But I don’t have the time — sorry. These stammerings worked well until certain friends pressed...

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In the midst of one recent midnight dorm discussion, my friend Jonathan brought up the knotty topic of mental health: How much is outside encouragement to blame for things like suicide? More generally, to what extent is the mind controlled by influences beyond its reach? I ended up conversing heatedly with my friend Rohan, an ambitious and passionate future neuroscientist, about a subject I knew very little about: the brain. Biological influence came into play...

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In the wake of certain shifts in the business department, some students have been concerned that the administration is neglecting or cutting the budget of the school, and the ramifications that could occur as a result. Some fear that new projects in the department, like the business analytics and technology major, would be stunted in their development. The nationally ranked business school has lost a slew of professors in recent years, including the former dean...

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At the first Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Monday, Aug. 28, the group discussed many changes they hope to make this year. Proposals included a new project that would provide free menstrual products to students on campus and the unveiling of ongoing constitutional review efforts that intend to streamline a constitution that some senators worry needs repair. SGA responded enthusiastically to a plan proposed by sophomore senator Simone Washington that would fund free feminine...