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“I’ve been thinking about what poetry can do in this time of rupture,” said Denice Frohman, poet and latest performer in the MAS Álvarez Seminar when describing her approach to writing in this political climate. The readings selected for the event all showed poetry’s power in times of adversity, especially the power of humor, which Frohman’s infectious energy put on full display. A packed house welcomed Frohman to the Holt Center on Thursday, Feb. 1,...

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Q: How can you identify if you’ve ever had sex? What counts? A: The short answer is that sex can mean many different things to many different people. There’s not one universal definition of sex but a variety of perspectives. Sex has a history of being defined somewhat narrowly, centering on traditional cultural and religious norms and heterosexual practices. Some may initially learn to define sex strictly as vaginal and penile intercourse. A more inclusive...

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PulseMOVE, PRIDE and Chiara Pride

November 1, 2017172 min

The “˜Trinity Bubble’ refers to the isolation and lack of local involvement seen in some Trinity students. Sophomore Chiara Pride has broken through the bubble and hopes to help others join her. In addition to being involved in a number of campus organizations, Pride is the activism chair of PRIDE at Trinity and is a member of Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) and the Trinity Progressives. Pride is an executive fellow with MOVE (mobilize, organize, vote,...

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This past weekend, I spent my 30th class reunion at Trinity sneaking off to Austin to see Jay-Z with my son, a Trinity first-year, reminiscing about the class of 1987 and reading the responses in the Trinitonian to Daniel Conrad’s column about how conservatives on campus are winning. My class came into Trinity at a unique time. In the fall of 1983, our first semester on campus, a group of students formed what they then...

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Two local political activists were on campus Oct. 10 and 11 to speak as part of Trinity University PRIDE’s speaker series, “Taking PRIDE: Community Activists and Outreach.” Megan Smith, an entrepreneur, political consultant and Trinity alumna, gave the first lecture. She spoke about her experiences being openly gay in the workplace, as well as how she has used her management skills in collaboration with local progressive political campaigns and nonprofits. Emmett Shelling, president of the...

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Students enrolled in the Wellness Practicum course are teaming up with Wellness Services to put on a week of programming called Sexual Awareness Week, or just Sex Week, for the purpose of promoting safe sexual practices and creating a judgement-free discussion of topics traditionally seen as taboo. Sarah Van Alsten, senior neuroscience major enrolled in the practicum, explained the motivations behind the program. “The goal is to help answer any questions that the student body...

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Like other campuses across the United States, Trinity has developed several traditions to celebrate school pride across the campus. Many of these traditions are celebrated as a first-year during New Student Orientation (NSO). Between the Tower Climb, Convocation Ceremony and signing of the Honor Code, Trinity encourages first-year students to get acclimated to campus during the orientation process. Many first-years say their favorite NSO event happens on the first Saturday of orientation. During this year’s...