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This week at the Trinitonian, we’re celebrating Halloween. Reactions seem polarized — everyone is either really excited or couldn’t care less. Whether you love Halloween or hate it, try to take a step back and consider it from the other perspective. Several of your peers may not have grown up celebrating Halloween. Last year, we wrote an article where we interviewed students who either no longer celebrated Halloween or didn’t discover what it was until...

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We’ve been surrounded by social media for our entire lives. Facebook was started before some first-years and sophomores were able to even comprehend what a computer is. We have not experienced a time without instant and direct connectivity to our friends and peers. We’ve even been called Screenagers. The New York Times published a story about how Apple’s new “Screen Time” feature worked and how much the author’s teenager used her phone. Unsurprisingly, the time...

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People often ask us about the business behind the newspaper. Where do we get our money? Is it hard? We’re taught in our media classes that the newspaper industry is dying. Is that true for college papers, too? To start from the top, we are different from University-Sponsored Organizations in that the majority of our budget comes from advertising revenue and subscriptions, while the rest comes from the Student Activity Fee. However, this is not...

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The midterm elections are quickly approaching. While this normally wouldn’t cause such a big buzz, you’ve likely heard that it’s going to be a big year for Texas. Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke is inching closer and closer to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. Whether you’re red, blue, green or couldn’t care less, you should understand why voting is important, especially at our age. Groups all across campus are spreading awareness of the upcoming elections and trying...

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If you’ve been here for a while, you know it’s not uncommon to hear that Trinity students are overcommitted and involved in every organization on campus. We’ve found it to be mostly true. Trinity encourages you to make the most out of your college experience by joining anything and everything that interests you. While it’s exciting to pursue your various interests no matter what year you’re in, we want to encourage you to narrow your...

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As you get more settled into the new year, we at the Trinitonian urge you to think about what makes you excited and angry about our campus. We hope that you will see the Trinitonian as an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion about campus issues. We do our best to reflect the sentiments not only of students, staff and faculty, but also of the Trinity community members that rely on us for news. We...

Ask any senior on campus if what they’re doing now is anything close to what they imagined it would be four years ago, and most would probably say no. Even the seniors on the Trinitonian had no idea how much they would be involved in the publication at this point. Funny how things turn out. We in the editorial staff came into college thinking that this was where we would figure out how to be...

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Hundreds of student media outlets across America are standing together in support of our shared mission, and the Trinitonian is proud to add its voice to the chorus. #SaveStudentNewsrooms is a call to action kicked off by student editors at the University of Florida’s daily student newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator, to draw attention to the unique value that student journalism provides and the precarious situation too many college journalists find themselves in. The student...