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OpinionFacing the Facts

September 27, 2018171 min

As your campus newspaper, we’re responsible for relaying the campus climate to you: Trinity’s students, staff, faculty and community members. We strive to do this as accurately and fairly as possible. That is why we recently have focused on raising our standards for accuracy to ensure the articles and columns we publish do not misrepresent the story at hand. This specifically comes to mind after last week’s editorial on consent. Last week’s editorial, written by...

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With finals fast approaching, the library is beginning to fill with more and more students devoting countless hours to their final projects and papers. As the days drudge on, many may question why they dedicate so much time and energy to essays that their professor may only read once. The people who lead the First-Year Experience (FYE) Writing Awards and the Undergraduate Student Research Awards sympathize with students across campus and hope that their awards...

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An atmosphere of quiet reverence perfuses the Rare Books room in Coates Library. The carpeted floor and weathered furniture lend a close, cozy ambiance, and each of the hundreds of books lining the walls almost breathes with character, history and knowledge. It is this knowledge that students seek when they come to the Special Collections section of the library, a valuable resource for many research topics. However, students might easily be overwhelmed by such a...

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For Trinity sophomores Ian Dill and Ansh Khullar, spring break was no break at all. Instead of kicking back and watching TV or going on vacation with their families, the two students spent almost a full week on campus, waking up to breakfast tacos and working long days to prepare for the national debate tournament. The team’s primary task over the break was preparing for the final, national tournament at Kansas State University this Friday,...

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The white victimhood narrative espoused in Isaiah Mitchell’s recent column as the supposed motive for marching is frankly insulting to the thousands of people marching for diverse, warranted and vitally important causes. Anyone who has attended this march in recent years knows that the implications of structural racism in its many forms are front and center in the signs and voices of the organizations that honor Martin Luther King’s legacy. Labor groups, academics — including...

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What has been the most important part of your time at Trinity?  For me, it is the faculty who care deeply for their students, whose passion is helping students find their own. The right mentor can cultivate enthusiasm for an idea or field of study into a calling. So many aspects of Trinity are designed to facilitate this connection “” faculty at the top of their field who bridge research and teaching, class sizes small...

Last Saturday, several Trinity students presented their research at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS), which is an annual research conference at Rice University with 10 sections ranging from bioengineering to physics and astronomy. Presentations were featured from students representing institutions across the globe as well as keynote addresses from prominent researchers. Dany Munoz-Pinto, assistant professor of engineering science, attended the conference to support one of his student researchers. Munoz- Pinto feels that conferences...