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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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It was just addressed at New Student Orientation. It’s covered in training Resident Assistant training. Throughout our time at Trinity, we hear about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. We are taught the rules of consent, that “yes” means yes and “no” means no. We are shown videos on how to recognize dangerous situations and not to remain bystanders. Trinity administration tells us that anyone can speak up. But despite all this, the...

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We finally — finally! — seem to be at a watershed moment for the abolition of tacit acceptance of rampant sexual harassment. It has been a long time coming, and there is reason for cautious optimism that things might actually begin to change. It will not happen overnight, and it will not just happen by hoping and wishing. It will take diligence and perseverance to carry the #MeToo movement to lasting social change. For many...

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“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘Stop!’, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” – William F. Buckley The above quote has served as boiler plate material for the conservative movement since one of its cornerstones, William F. Buckley, breathed it into being. This past weekend, I attended the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), the premier conference...