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OpinionBeing independent, unbiased

February 7, 2019422 min

It’s come to my attention recently that the Trinitonian’s mission may be unclear. Primarily, it seems to be unclear that we are an independent and unbiased publication. I can see where that confusion is coming from, so I’d like to clarify everything. The Trinitonian is independent. We are under the university name, and in an indirect way, we receive money from the university, but that doesn’t affect our independence as a news publication. To start,...

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Photo by Matthew Claybrook Around this time in the semester, the “new year” is beginning to look less and less new. We students are getting back into the habit of going to class, doing our homework, going to work and slowly forgetting about those treasured resolutions we made a few weeks ago. We’ve all been there: we start the year with big goals, but once the everyday demands of life come back around, it becomes...