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As you get more settled into the new year, we at the Trinitonian urge you to think about what makes you excited and angry about our campus. We hope that you will see the Trinitonian as an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion about campus issues. We do our best to reflect the sentiments not only of students, staff and faculty, but also of the Trinity community members that rely on us for news. We...

To the Editor: I appreciated the opportunity to give some thoughts and feedback as a part of the article from last week’s issue, “New Parental Leave Policy for Trinity Faculty.” While I thank Trinitonian for addressing such an important issue on campus, I do feel that the central message of the article was lost: There is a conspicuous inequality at Trinity University when it comes to the stark differences between faculty and staff paid parental leave...

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Responding to complaints about not reading enough dead white guys by using the work of a dead white guy: In the last issue of the Trinitonian there was a column bemoaning how the Pathways curriculum does not have a required cluster for “great books,” namely ones by Plato and Shakespeare. As if, in the 4,000 years of literary history, the only “great” authors are two European men who lived 1,000 years apart, spoke different languages,...

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To professor Christine Drennon, director of the urban studies department, and Bobby Watson, Trinitonian reporter. This is to provide a response to some of the representations in the April 14 Trinitonian article, “What to expect when you’re expecting to live in San Antonio post-graduation.” I’m an independent residential rental property owner of houses and duplexes in San Antonio, as well as a Trinity alumnus (1976). While there’s general consensus about the serious lack of affordable housing...

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Esteemed Editor: Your April 4 Trinitonian editorial, “Don’t stop donating over Parscale” implies that Trinity only found out about the possibility of Parscale’s alleged malfeasance regarding Facebook data and Cambridge Analytics’ use of it on behalf of the Trump campaign two weeks after the university posted the video. Such bad timing, the editorial laments, asking alumni to keep on contributing because how could the Trinity administration and PR team have known? And it’s expensive to...

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In response to Noelle Barrera’s April 4 column, “Admirable movement, flawed manifesto.” Three metaphors that are, to me, problematic appeared in the article. First, “According to the Guardian piece, if police had known that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter, was ‘disturbed,’ they could have stopped him from harming others.” That is half the story: The Guardian failed to note that a considerable number of people knew of the danger Cruz presented, were required by law to report it, and...

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OpinionLetter: Go out and vote!

February 28, 2018171 min

As a Trinity Progressive officer, one of my main aspirations is to encourage Trinity’s community to engage with local politics ahead of the 2018 midterm election cycle. A key part of this involves the upcoming primary election — where you work to nominate your party’s candidate for specific positions. Primary elections are special because you can only vote for one party — there is a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot. You decide which ballot...