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“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — so states the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment, which allows citizens to possess firearms, has played a vital role in the development of the United States; without it, the United States would likely be a very different place. In large part, this is due to the colonial experience and the Revolutionary War’s beginnings within the British attempt to confiscate guns. Over...

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This semester, the Event Review Committee (ERC), an interoffice working group, was created to prepare for events on campus. The committee most recently worked with Trinity Progressives (T-Prog) to host Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, in collaboration with Our Revolution Texas. The lecture was the first big test for the committee that formed from an earlier incarnation this fall. According to Shannon Edmond, coordinator for student programs and member of the ERC, the event followed an...

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By Jordan Bruce and Kathleen Creedon The Trinity Progressives (T-Prog), in conjunction with Our Revolution Texas, are bringing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to campus to speak with students on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium. According to Emily Bourgeois, sophomore and co-president of T-Prog, the event will feature multiple speakers, including Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who is also the president of the national chapter of Our Revolution.   “The main person who...

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Mabee dining hall, and Aramark in particular, are often the target of students’ ire. But why? There is currently a policy against dining swipes being used for multiple people. Aramark and dining services intend for swipes to be used by one individual. Though dining plans, policies and prices are managed by Aramark, the enrollment of students in meal plans is run through the Tiger Card office. Oralia Carrillo, systems administrator in the Tiger Card office,...

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It’s been one year since BCycle moved onto Trinity’s campus with a bike station at the entrance to lower campus, next to the Verna McLean residence hall. However, the $15,000 station hasn’t lived up to its goal. The process to bring BCycle to campus began in 2014, with Justin Adler, then-president of the Association of Student Representatives (now Student Government Association, or SGA) leading the charge. At the time, the goal for installation was early Jan....

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People came from all around the Trinity community to help make a difference and recognize the historical influence of Frederick Douglass. Claudia Stokes, chair of the English department and organizer of the event, believes that the value of Douglass cannot be overlooked. “Frederick Douglass is one of the giants of American history. And in my field of 19th century American history, he is a towering, momentous figure of unrivaled significance,” Stokes said. “He and his...

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Over the past four years, prospective students’ interest in attending Trinity University has risen at a rate not even Eric Maloof, vice president for enrollment management, could have predicted. “We have seen a major uptick in early decision applications, which is the highest sign of affinity that a student can show for Trinity,” Maloof said. “It’s a student who, if they get in, will scrap their college search and are bound to attend Trinity.” Justin...

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At the start of the new year, many people around the world — including many Trinity students — make resolutions to improve their lives in some way. Many of these resolutions are to improve physical health: To get in shape. To work out. And when students arrived back on campus for the beginning of the spring semester, they were expecting to find a freshly renovated Bell Center, filled to the brim with shiny equipment, abundant...