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College is full of firsts: first time being away from home, first time sharing a room and first time having unlimited access to Mabee’s chocolate chip cookies. College is a major change, and despite a one week orientation, many freshmen find themselves lost trying to navigate their transition from high school to college. Finding the appropriate balance between your academic life and your social life helps ease the college transition, but that’s easier said than...

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Hey, opinion section! I’m Kara, an incoming junior getting ready to send in some distant thoughts from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I’ll be studying abroad this semester. But before that, I want to talk a little about Trinity. Though things are going much better nowadays, I was a lonely, lost kid my first year. Here are five mistakes I made as a first year so you don’t have to. 1. I didn’t join an organization I...

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OpinionMy Trinity family tree

October 5, 2017181 min

It’s family weekend, which means a lot of parents are on campus “” upperclassmen flee while first-years welcome Mom and Dad into the dorms hesitantly, shoving piles of dirty clothes into the corners of their closets. Mabee overflows with families clad in maroon and white. It can be weird to see parents after being surrounded by teen and twenty-something students for so long. I know many students look forward to leaving home for the first...

Amid rumors of an unusual number of Class of 2020 students at risk of academic probation and dismissal, university officials were unable to fulfill requests for comprehensive data on student performance during their first semesters at Trinity by press time. According to the university’s website for the latest Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), nearly one third of first-years receive deficient grades: “40 percent of those deficient grades are a ‘F.’ “ The document, written on Dec....