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NewsEzra Klein visits Trinity

November 14, 2017253 min

The Stieren Theatre overflowed with people and excitement on Nov. 13 as students, faculty and alumni filed into their seats to listen to Ezra Klein speak as the annual Maverick lecturer. Klein is a journalist and the founder of Vox, a news website. Many people were turned away once the theatre hit its capacity; luckily, the event was livestreamed for those who weren’t able to score a seat. During the lecture, Klein gave insights into what...

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Journalist Ted Koppel boasts an impressive career, covering conflicts from Southeast Asia to the hostage crisis in Iran. Founder of “Nightline,” Koppel anchored and managed the revolutionary nightly news broadcast for 26 years. Koppel addressed a large crowd of Trinity students and members of the public in Laurie Auditorium on Nov. 1, presenting his lecture, “The Future of Journalism: A Brave New World.” While he spoke of his personal history, Koppel’s lecture chiefly covered the...

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PulseOne year of Trump

November 1, 2017112 min

As the one year anniversary of President Trump’s election rolls around, students reflect on the new administration following the surprising upset against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “My initial reaction was to kind of cringe, because I didn’t want either of the main presidential candidates, because I thought they were both bad “” but I thought everyone was bad,” said Travis Fulkerson, junior political science major and Tigers for Liberty (TFL) member. “I was...

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In response to Trump’s refusal to re-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a deal between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons, Trinity hosted a conference over the role Iran plays in the world. This event was primarily coordinated by Sussan Siavoshi, Cox Chapman professor of political science. “I started thinking about this last year because of the passing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is a nuclear deal between...

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Earlier this year, Trump’s proposed education budget called for a decrease in spending for several programs, among them the McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program is targeted towards students who are first-generation, low income or underrepresented minorities who are interested in going to graduate school. There are currently 22 McNair scholars at Trinity. Cristian Vargas, senior biology major and McNair Scholar, described the McNair Scholars Program as one of the most impactful things he...

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OpinionDACA Dreamers’ realities

September 13, 2017321 min

As a follow up to my article last week, where I interviewed a DACA recipient in San Antonio, this week I take a deeper look into what and why this is something pertinent to the Trinity community. The DACA program allows Dreamers to apply for work permits, study in school and be protected from deportation. Eligibility is only for those who arrived to the US before the age of 16, and were younger than 31...