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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...

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There’s nothing quite like seeing administrators take an active interest in the students’ opinions, then take that feedback to heart. It’s an unfamiliar feeling. This newspaper staff has witnessed the university embark on at least three major initiatives with little meaningful input from students. After Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the “Campus Carry” bill into law the summer of 2015, the university held a campus forum to solicit opinions as to whether Trinity University should...

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Two weeks. Just two more weeks of class, then reading days, and then it’s finals season. Then, finally, the spring semester will draw to a close, and we’ll get to relax and enjoy the summer break. That relaxation couldn’t come sooner. This moment in the academic calendar is one of the most stressful: Job and internship deadlines approach, class projects and term papers are due, and soon-to-be spring graduates had better be lining up some...

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When we first heard that the Dining Services Request for Proposals (RFP) committee had opted to renew the university’s contract with Aramark, newsroom opinions were divided. Were we really going to continue business with a company that made national headlines just last week for serving a racist “Black History Month” meal of corn bread, collard greens and Kool-Aid? We’re continuing our ties with a corporation that has paid more than $2 million in penalties concerning...

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This week, the 36 members of Trinity’s Board of Trustees convene on campus for the first of their three tri-annual meetings this year. For those unfamiliar with our university’s leadership structure, president Danny Anderson and the five vice presidents aren’t really in charge of the school. They bear that responsibility in tandem with three other administrators and 30 other members of the board, many of them Trinity alumni who have graduated as recently as 1999...

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As the year comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect. We all just spent time with families and friends thinking about what we’re thankful for and now it’s time to think back on what we’ve gone through this year. Even though we may have similar day-to-day lives here on campus, we’ve all had vastly different experiences that we consider important. The end of the year is a good time to look back on...

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Last Monday, Nov. 13, was World Kindness Day. Since 1998, the World Kindness Movement has worked to promote niceness across the globe; the easiest way to do this is to take time out of the day to perform a little act of kindness for someone. We figured we would chip in and offer some kind words of our own to the folks that make our time at Trinity as great as it is. Students really...

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Measuring diversity is easy. Take a population, carve it up in terms of the categories you’re interested in “” what’ll it be today, ethnicity? Gender? Make sure the percentages total to 100, and now you know how diverse you are. Or aren’t. Dealing with diversity is easy, too. Diversity only requires tolerance. You don’t have to like anyone who acts, looks or thinks differently from you, or at least more differently than you’d like them...