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Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys It all started at a tennis tournament. I was waiting for my match to begin when one of my teammates asked, “Why don’t you have any social media? You’re funny, you’ll be good at it.” I was a freshman in high school, and I figured, well, sharing my thoughts in a public forum where absolutely anyone can see what I’m thinking could never be too detrimental, now could it? From the...

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A new year marks old disordered eating habits masked as “healthy eating.” Every year until this year, my resolution was to lose weight. It’s important to note, however, that I have never faced weight discrimination in my life. Instead, it’s been an internal struggle that I’ve faced as a result of misogyny both in my house and in society. I used to enjoy engaging in sports and exercise without thinking about how it was going...

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This year’s Ignite the Night, Alpha Chi Lambda’s annual charity event, was supposed to be a fabulous event for all of us. Yet, after realizing the music wasn’t nearly as enjoyable and fun as we had anticipated, my friends and I decided to leave early. I awoke the next morning to a Twitter thread by my friend Sidney Hopkins, a senior Trinity student, detailing an incident that had happened. A white girl had sang the...

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It has been brought to my attention that I am quite … controversial. In my natural, outspoken state, it seems my mere voice has incensed quite a number of people. Evidently, sharing my experiences as a person of color has appalled white people to the point where they refuse to accept my truth, which is why I will continue to speak out. It all began the day I was born, really — a natural clown,...

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Within my first few weeks at Trinity, I realized I didn’t feel any pressure to like men, so I didn’t. It wasn’t until months later that I realized I was a lesbian. First I came out to myself, then to my friends. My family still doesn’t know I’m a lesbian, and — quite frankly — I was hesitant to write this for that reason. I have, however, decided not to let fear rule my life...

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I’ll begin by saying this: It’s culture appropriation if the community as a whole hasn’t given you permission. I love when people want to learn about my culture, but it’s disrespectful when non-Mexican people wear traditional blouses without acknowledging the history and culture behind them. My ancestors weren’t slaughtered by colonizers just so a white sorority girl can wear a sombrero as a joke. If you disagree with me on this particular issue, it doesn’t...

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The room is silent, and you’re left alone with your ominous thoughts. You’re religious, so you call out to God or Allah, the Buddha’s wisdom or the Hindu deities. You trust in their greatness and for good reasoning, too; they’ve helped you navigate through the monstrous waves of life. Yet, your mental health is deteriorating, no matter how much you call out to them. It isn’t because they don’t want to help you, rather because...

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Trinity is renowned for its diverse courses, yet it often seems as if students are intimidated by the idea of taking a course unrelated to their field of study. STEM people are avid problem solvers, always thinking critically and ready to solve just about anything. Art majors — entranced by the never-ending worlds created by words, paintings and drawings — can hardly fathom taking a class that doesn’t involve expressing themselves through art. Dylan Tompkins,...