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photo provided by Thomas Harvell-DeGolier I’ve found my academic home at Trinity studying history. The department is dedicated to helping students and is filled with amazing people. Over my four years, I’ve grown to really appreciate the history faculty as they’ve guided my growth as a historian. This is my thanks to them. Jason Johnson, a historian of modern Germany, is more involved as the faculty sponsor of PRIDE than any other faculty sponsor I’ve...

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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut History and historians are important in understanding the contexts of our modern world. They help us place movies and political events into context, and without the careful study of the past, myths that the Civil War was about anything other than slavery would still remain unchallenged. From the Washington Post’s “Made By History” to the twitter tag #HATM — Historians at the Movies, a group of historians who live-tweet movies on...

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Recently, while reading “Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974,” a new book by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, professors of history at Princeton University, I was struck by the absence of Native voices in their discussion of modern U.S. political history. While Kruse and Zelizer’s new book is excellent, the absence of Native experiences and contributions to U.S. political history in their book’s narrative reflects a broad tendency among U.S....

It’s the witching hour, folks. With recent reboot of “Charmed,” and a reimagination of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” a president with scandals and a controversial new member of the Supreme Court, one could say that the 1990s are back. With this backdrop, the increased presence of witches in popular culture appears to be a commentary on the need to dismantle the patriarchy; the witch as a symbol additionally seems to take this commentary a step...

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“Boys will be boys.” Four short words that are commonly used to excuse actions that can hurt someone grievously for a lifetime. And when a woman comes forward to testify, to share the truth about the harassment and the trauma she faced, she is slandered as remembering her trauma wrong — as if the memory didn’t constantly replay in her mind. Many defenses of Brett Kavanaugh hinge on the idea that boys will be boys...