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As Christian Young sat in history class listening to his professor describe the salons of the Enlightenment period, Young imagined the people in the salons: their elaborate clothing, their odd food and unfamiliar mannerisms. But most of all, Young admired the lively political discussions that the members of the salons were engaged in. They discussed the pressing issues that affected their community, a practice Young thinks has faded. “[Politics] is divisive, and if you talk politics...

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“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — so states the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment, which allows citizens to possess firearms, has played a vital role in the development of the United States; without it, the United States would likely be a very different place. In large part, this is due to the colonial experience and the Revolutionary War’s beginnings within the British attempt to confiscate guns. Over...

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On Saturday, March 24, I participated in March For Our Lives along with members of Trinity Progressives and other members of the Trinity community. MFOL was pioneered by Parkland students activists such as Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg to protest gun violence and commemorate the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. Overall, the march was a positive experience. San Antonio citizens came together, holding signs with slogans like “Books Not Bullets” and “Make America Safe Again.” Some people were...

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It began like a normal day. I was in seventh grade at the time — 12 years old — and had stayed up the night before studying for a geography exam. The periods came: first, second, third and fourth. At the end of fourth period, choir, my principal came over the loudspeaker, calmly announcing that the school was going into a code red. Drills like these were commonplace. Sometimes, code reds were announced if the drug dog...

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In response to the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, which resulted in the death of 17 students, a nationwide protest against gun violence called March For Our Lives, will be held. he march is scheduled for this Saturday. Trinity Progressives (T-Prog) has expressed their support of and involvement in the march in San Antonio. Carson Bolding, first-year and public relations officer for T-Prog, explained that the members of the club are participating...

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To spread political awareness on campus, the Trinity University Forensic Society (TUFS) and the Contemporary, a student-run online publication that focuses on public affairs, hosted a debate over gun control. Tigers for Liberty (TFL) and Trinity Progressives (T-Prog) were asked to represent either side of the debate, each assisted by a Trinity debater. The groups have held similar debates in the past. “We decided to create a gun control debate because it is a pretty...