https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SHaley.jpg

A few weeks ago, I was preparing to board a last-minute flight to a part of Mexico I’d never been to, along with someone I barely knew, who I’d met through a corporate intramural sports team during my summer interning at a Fortune 500 company. A Trinitonian and Trinity University alumna had just recommended a book to me. Her name is Kim Nguyen. The book is called “Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of...

Regardless of whether one views modern American society as a shameful proto-fascist era or a long-awaited return to our founding greatness, the one thing we all seem to be able to agree upon is the unfortunate reality that compromise, consensus and common ground are harder to come across. We can agree that it is tough to find agreement. This perceived intensified political polarization, it turns out, is not simply a construction of the mind or...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/P8140062.jpg

This academic year, there has been a notable improvement in the inclusion and representation of black excellence in speakers at Trinity. We’ve been moved by Nikki Giovanni, inspired by Michael Sam, entertained by W. Kamau Bell and urged to action by Marc Lamont Hill. As I prepared to attend and respond to Michele Norris, a woman whose voice was present throughout my childhood as a co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” I planned to write...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/P8140062.jpg

Opinion columns are bound to be controversial, but personal attacks aren’t valid arguments There’s an old saying by American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard, frequently misattributed to Aristotle: To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. In the case of this semester’s first Trinitonian issue, I chose to say something. I’m no stranger to having unpopular opinions or experiencing name-calling and  attempted character assassinations for holding a belief that is not universal. In middle...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2015-11-06-at-12.02.54-AM-460x403.png

OpinionForward, Together

Sarah HaleyNovember 14, 2016261 min

The morning of election day, I woke up early to register for classes. Just like any other Tuesday, I brushed my teeth, washed my face, went to therapy and grabbed some overpriced seasonal coffee on my way to school. There was a current in the air that made me uneasy. On my morning commute I felt hyper-aware of the political markers around me: one Trump-Pence bumper sticker, one beat-up Obama-Biden bumper sticker and one H-arrow...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2015-11-06-at-12.02.54-AM-460x403.png

Saturday morning I woke up to a Facebook notification from Trinitonian opinion editor Daniel Conrad. “Sarah Haley ur famous,” he commented on a post in Overheard at Trinity, the Facebook page that functions as a messaging board of sorts for Trinity students. Expecting the typical Overhead shenanigans, like Dean Tuttle’s face photoshopped onto various public figures and pop-culture characters, I instead was greeted by a high-definition photograph of me with a pacifier in my mouth,...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2015-11-06-at-12.02.54-AM-460x403.png

Between graduate school applications, career fairs and capstone projects, the Class of 2017 seems to be collectively feeling the impending reality of post-undergraduate adulthood looming on the horizon. Along with this realization that the relatively carefree lifestyle of college can’t last forever, may come a nostalgic desire to be a kid “” or a first year “” again. To any and all seniors who find themselves feeling this, I have one piece of advice: go...

https://1085167.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/for_kanye_article_graphic_by_tyler_herron.jpg

I used to love Kanye. And I will admit, albeit begrudgingly, I somehow still do. But when I sit down to remember the 21st night of September, wherein I piled into UT Austin’s Frank Erwin Center along with over ten thousand other eager concertgoers for the Saint Pablo Tour, I can’t help but feel salty. And it’s not hard to understand why. The Life of Pablo (TLOP) is an incredible album. As someone who has...