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The Trinitonian has recently run a series of columns about the importance of civic engagement. From debating difficult issues with people with whom we disagree, to engaging with local politics, these pieces have stressed that college students have both the right and responsibility to make their voices clear in civic conversations. I have little to add to these editorials besides expressing my esteem and agreement. But when I think of civic engagement among young people,...

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OpinionLetter: Go out and vote!

February 28, 2018171 min

As a Trinity Progressive officer, one of my main aspirations is to encourage Trinity’s community to engage with local politics ahead of the 2018 midterm election cycle. A key part of this involves the upcoming primary election — where you work to nominate your party’s candidate for specific positions. Primary elections are special because you can only vote for one party — there is a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot. You decide which ballot...

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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...