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OpinionOn atheism and reason

February 28, 20186402 min

In last week’s Trinitonian, Alexander Jacobs asked nonbelievers to answer the question: What specific evidence would make you believe in God? He argued that the universe points to the existence of God because, “The beginning of the universe was the beginning of all space, time and matter, [so] its cause must transcend these.” After some Googling, I found all kinds of pre-Big Bang theories currently under scientific consideration, from the idea of an older universe...

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By Daniel Conrad and Kathleen Creedon Students eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS) jobs who work for Campus Publications, Recreational Sports and TUVAC are being paid with money collected via the student activity fee, but those organizations aren’t seeing the windfall from federal reimbursements on those payments. Neither is Student Government Association (SGA), which distributes the student activity fee to campus organizations. Instead, the university is retaining savings on these reimbursements. Some advisers and members of...

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GUEST COMMENTS Kathleen Creedon, Trinitonian news editor, asked the Senate for their thoughts about the university’s retaining Department of Education reimbursements on payments made to Federal Work-Study-eligible students who are paid with student activity fee money. (Creedon is the author of this segment.) Trinitonian editor-in-chief Daniel Conrad made the case for the university giving those savings back to SGA. Senators Ty Tinker and Callie Struby wondered whether SGA should be allocating money for the purposes of...

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This edition covers two SGA meetings: Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. RESOLUTION At the Oct. 16 meeting, senator Manfred Wendt presented a resolution for opioid abuse. If approved, the proposition would express the senate’s support of Students for Opioid Solutions. The resolution would give the university access to overdose preventing medicines and would offer training to resident assistants. The resolution was not approved. At the Oct. 23 meeting, senator John Croxton presented a declaration of...

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On Monday, Sept. 29, the Student Government Association meeting was called to order, and the Senate welcomed four new senators: sophomore Benjamin Gonzalez and seniors John Croxton, Lena Dennington and Katie Middleton. The floor was opened for guest comments.   GUEST COMMENTS Senior Samy Abdallah was the only guest in attendance. He raised concerns about some of the proposed changes to the constitution.   CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Juan Luevanos, sophomore, raised concerns about the...