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One of my first political memories occurred during the 2008 election night when I thought John McCain, the former senator of Arizona, was winning because of all the red states on the map. Like most 11-year-old children, I didn’t really understand the electoral college. Time went on, and my political allegiances shifted, but I never lost a grudging respect — and occasional admiration — for John Sidney McCain III. While this is a departure from...

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It’s prediction time! The rules for the game are simple: One person, one vote. The candidate who receives the most votes during the March 6 primary becomes the party nominee, unless they fail to win more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the primary goes to a runoff. Think of this as a sudden-death overtime. The runoff election will be held May 22 between...

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Proposed plans for tax reform are currently making their way through the United States House of Congress and the Senate. While there are still many hurdles to clear, the bills could impose a 1.4 percent tax on net investment income derived from private universities’ endowments — including Trinity’s. The proposed tax would apply to private schools with at least 500 enrolled students, with the House bill qualifying universities with endowments at over $100,000 per student...

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Following the election of a new group of Student Government Association (SGA) senators and a new president and vice president, the Trinity student body was able to vote on SGA’s proposed constitutional amendments. On Nov. 13, SGA announced that all of the proposed constitutional amendments have been approved, most by 80 percent or more of the vote. Over the summer, four SGA members who formed the constitutional review committee met once weekly and worked to...

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With additional reporting by news reporter Cathy Terrace CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Senator Lena Dennington brought up first-year Shubhankar Singh’s concerns about Wi-Fi on campus. Singh noticed that the Wi-Fi servers on campus do not allow one to host their own private server, and he wants to implement a system that will allow users to run artificial intelligence projects. Singh has verified that there are no security issues. Senator Juan Luevanos followed up with a previous...