The role of university chaplain on the 21st century Trinity campus

Transitions are complex moments. They include mourning for what is left behind and excitement for...

Reflections on my first year at Trinity

This May, my first year of Trinity comes to a close. Papers from long-forgotten classes...

In defense of dead white literature

My good friend and archenemy Manfred Wendt wrote an article a couple of Trinitonians ago...

Liberal alumni have no right to overreact

"Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it...

Embracing identity, standing up to hatred

You think that being a Muslim girl living in Texas would pose problems. However for much...

Push yourself to action

The final issue of the 2017-2018 Trinitonian is here, and as expected it’s full of...

Reducing the shock of reverse culture shock

In general, the extent of reverse culture shock (RCS) one experiences is directly proportional to...

Letter to the editor: Equality for Trinity’s staff parental leave

To the Editor: I appreciated the opportunity to give some thoughts and feedback as a part...

We don’t need more dead white guys’ literature

Responding to complaints about not reading enough dead white guys by using the work of...

A personal journey balancing school and health

I am in the Class of 2019, but I first came to Trinity in 2011....

Letter to the editor: Renters’ rights aren’t so bad

To professor Christine Drennon, director of the urban studies department, and Bobby Watson, Trinitonian reporter. This...

Growing into a healthier person

Sometimes, I almost don’t recognize the person I am now. Before I got to Trinity,...

When HUMA isn’t enough: The great tradition and Trinity University

Trinity University prides itself on being a liberal arts college. This is publicly and proudly...

Striking a balance between money and ethics

Trinity prides itself on providing an education that leads students to think critically about the...

Rejecting conservatism in Christ

Respected Friends, Colossians 2:8 instructs us to “be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through...

Letter to the editor: I’m not proud of TU

Esteemed Editor: Your April 4 Trinitonian editorial, “Don’t stop donating over Parscale” implies that Trinity only...

The responsibility of tolerance

Last May, I experienced a major life change. As exciting as this life change has...

Visiting the developing world: Learn first, then act

As I boarded the plane for Managua, Nicaragua this spring break, I wasn’t sure what...

Progressive culture at the book fair

Authors with regal gaits, brown sport jackets and foreign souvenirs; friendly faced women with clipboards,...

Letter to the Editor: Describing mental health

In response to Noelle Barrera’s April 4 column, “Admirable movement, flawed manifesto.” Three metaphors that are, to...

Vote: Lessons from East Asia

The Trinitonian has recently run a series of columns about the importance of civic engagement....

Point-Counterpoint: Two takes on the Second Amendment

“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” —...

Talking politics with Pride

I am writing this second addition of “Talking Politics” during Easter break at my grandmother’s...

What can be done about killer college workweeks?

Students attend universities to learn and to work. But as adults and high-paying clientele, students...

Why I do what I do

Every conference I have ever been to has told me not to do this. “No one...

March for our lives: Admirable movement, flawed manifesto

On Saturday, March 24, I participated in March For Our Lives along with members of...

That monster, stress

“Are you going to take a nap?” my boyfriend asked. “No,” I said. But I didn’t...

Why I attended the March for our Lives

It began like a normal day. I was in seventh grade at the time — 12...

We must welcome conversation

The free expression of ideas is the cornerstone of higher education, especially a liberal arts...

Trinity’s promotion of Parscale is shameful

Discover. Grow. Become. Trinity’s tagline is affirming to those who seek a personalized liberal arts...

Trinity international students “in the mix”

We often think of language, culture and nationality as common denominators for friendship and involvement...

Talking politics at Trinity University

Texans do not like to talk about politics. The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life...

Come, let us be discovered

“Who perfected everything which He created and began the creation of human from clay” (Qur’an,...

Culture shocked at home

Culture shock is something that’s widely talked about and is to be expected by anyone...

Benchmarking progress through culture

A permanent feature of modern life is technological envy. Due to the rate of technical...

Letter: Go out and vote!

As a Trinity Progressive officer, one of my main aspirations is to encourage Trinity’s community...

Say yes to the press: Embrace Trinitonian interviews

Recently a colleague asked me for pointers on how to talk to the Trinitonian. It's...

On atheism and reason

In last week’s Trinitonian, Alexander Jacobs asked nonbelievers to answer the question: What specific evidence...

We can’t keep ignoring mass shootings

My mom was the one who told me about the Florida shooting. She told me...

The #MeToo moment: Time to re-examine our worldviews

We finally — finally! — seem to be at a watershed moment for the abolition...

Celebrating 150 years of Trinity

Trinity will celebrate its 150th anniversary at the beginning of 2019, less than a year...

#MeToo at the Conservative Political Action Committee

“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling 'Stop!', at a time when no...

An atheist’s answer to Alex

Atheist here, responding to Alexander Jacobs’ question addressed to atheists: “What specific evidence would make...

History classes teach empathy, too

“Why should I take a history class, Dr. Tam?” Indeed, this question is one that those...

On atheism and open-mindedness

G.K. Chesterton, a notable convert to Catholicism from the 20th century, once rightly pointed out,...

Crystal ball predictions: Primary election season

It's prediction time! The rules for the game are simple: One person, one vote. The...

Personal responsibility can’t fix everything

Over winter break I met with my conservative middle school debate partner, who I hadn’t...

Response: Porn’s not the problem, sexual assault is

The idea that pornography and a casual sexual culture are at the root of sexual...

TU Pres: Diversity & inclusion follow dignity, respect

February is Black History Month. Like colleges and universities across the country, Trinity University is...

Reflecting on campus (in)accessibility

Accessibility is one of the most important issues in my life. Ten years ago, I...

Chip Roy: the Buckley Republican candidate

In my time in politics, I have seen lots of interesting things. One of the...

Let’s change the advising system

Our current advising system is broken. It provides no incentive for getting it right. At...

World-wide concerns for international students

As of the 2017 fall semester, Trinity enrolled 141 international students from 42 different countries....

Love, loss and support from the Trinity community

I watched my grandpa die over winter break. It might seem morbid talking about death...

Squirrels of Trinity are feeling unappreciated

Hello Trinity, it’s us, the squirrels. We haven’t talked much; however, we need to chat....

Porn, casual sex and the #MeToo movement

Co-signed by Luke Ayers When the stories of sexual assault, harassment and general impropriety began to...

St. Valentine and religious misappropriation

Arguments on cultural and religious appropriation are a popular topic at Trinity and have been...

Trinity’s arduous professor-picking process

Trinity has pretty awesome professors. Perhaps you’ve noticed this? Professors whose novels come out on...

Political correctness creates a culture of empathy

I recently read an article about the term “whitewashed” and the weaponization of the word...

Not all rap has to be art: Response to “Lil pump, big problem”

Rap has been a platform for “symbols of change” from the very beginning — the...