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The Student Government Association (SGA) approved the spirit of Greek Council’s budget after President Nick Santulli vetoed the Senate’s decision to deny last week. No other business was conducted during three scheduled meetings due to an unexpected lack of senatorial quorum. All University Student Organization’s (USO) budgets were left unconsidered as a result of the absences. A final SGA meeting was scheduled at end of Monday’s meetings for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in...

Phi Sigma Chi was placed under investigation for potential hazing violations in March. Greek Council handled the inquiry which yielded two violations. “After our information collection process it was determined that the fraternity was responsible for violation of the orientation calendar policy of fraternity and sorority life and a violation of the anti-hazing agreement for fraternity and sorority life,” said Jeremy Allen, assistant director for fraternity and sorority life. “It doesn’t mean that they were...

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NewsCut Off

Jeff SullivanApril 21, 2017563 min

During their second to last meeting of the year, Student Government Association (SGA) Senators voted 7 to 4 to deny the concept of the Greek Council annual operating budget. A re-vote motion is expected to come during SGA’s last meeting of the year scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in the Waxahachie Room. As the decision currently stands, Greek Council will receive $0 of their requested $36,075 from SGA’s portion of the student...

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Over Spring break, the Trinitonian received an 11 second video clip of Phi Sigma Chi orientation chairs Jake Spitz and Michael Hernandez inside of an off-campus garage with a lineup of blindfolded new active members. The university began an investigation into the potential hazing violation on Monday, March 20. The video starts with a selfie shot of Jake Spitz and turns towards new active members Saul Malek, Brett Mahfood, Kiko Macias, Joshua Lee, Duncan Gary,...

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The initiative tested new software systems and communications. Trinity University recently conducted a full-scale bomb exercise. TUPD officers and crisis management team members in responded to a faux explosive device placed on the third floor of the Library. “The crisis management team is made up primarily of associate vice presidents, directors of departments, subject matter experts in their field or department heads or above,” said Ivan Pendergast, Emergency Management Coordinator. “TUPD takes the role of...

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When people go out to shop for apples, they’re bound to spot a few bad ones. One is losing its color, another’s side succumbs to a slight touch and another’s stem is surrounded by a thin layer of dust. Some apples simply don’t make the cart because they won’t appeal to our tastes. The average shopper drops those apples where they found them, leaving them to rot. Apples and ideas can be comparable. Regardless of...

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Once a year, The Trinitonian opens its pages to satirical articles. The issue is named the Trinibonian, and it offers students gifted with the skills of wit, humor and taste the opportunity to apply them on  a written page. But in last week’s issue, we hesitantly allowed the publication of a “satire” a few weeks earlier than our annual allowance. We did so after publishing a news story which covered how members of the Trinity...

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Politics and public affairs lecture series brings former British Prime Minister to speak to community   Former British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed a crowded Laurie Auditorium on Tuesday as a part of the Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics and Public Affairs. Hours before, Cameron held a Q&A session in Northrup Hall 040 attended by select political science, history and international studies students. Cameron won two elections to serve as Prime Minister between the years 2010...