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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,...