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OpinionBeing independent, unbiased

February 7, 2019432 min

It’s come to my attention recently that the Trinitonian’s mission may be unclear. Primarily, it seems to be unclear that we are an independent and unbiased publication. I can see where that confusion is coming from, so I’d like to clarify everything. The Trinitonian is independent. We are under the university name, and in an indirect way, we receive money from the university, but that doesn’t affect our independence as a news publication. To start,...

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Every week, Trinitonian staff members work tirelessly to bring you engaging and informative stories. Sometimes, members of the professional press reward that work with local, state, or national recognition. This year, 14 staff members and the editorial board won various awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and Trinity’s own office of Student Involvement. The Society of Professional Journalists, an organization that has represented U.S. journalists since 1909, considers student...

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This covers the SGA meeting on March 21. President Amulya Deva, junior, announced the February senator of the month, Julia Shults, junior senator. Senator of the month is awarded to the senator with the most points, earned by attending SGA-sponsored events and promoting SGA, among other things. Shults received a bowl of Amy’s white-chocolate ice cream with Reese’s.   CLIMATE CHECK First-year senator Noelle Barrera announced that Trinity Diversity Connection’s event “Womyn in Art,” was...

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This covers the SGA meeting on March 5.   GUEST COMMENTS Sophomore Marleny Salas expressed concern about the evening EcoGrounds shift. Salas explained that the shift includes long hours and requires a lone employee to clean and make all the drinks on their own. According to Salas, the previous employee who worked this EcoGrounds shift, Randy Gibbons, quit in part because the shift was too demanding for one person. President Amulya Deva, junior, said that...

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This covers the SGA meeting on Feb. 26.   GUEST COMMENTS David Tuttle, dean of students; Bruce Bravo, senior director of conferences and auxiliary services; and Paul Wright, director of business operations in the Tiger Card office revealed the decision made by the request for proposals (RFP) committee. The committee chose to stay with Aramark, Trinity’s current dining services provider. Tuttle, Bravo and Wright explained the decision-making process, and Juan Luevanos, sophomore senator and part...