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This is a jointly-written article from two writers who have, shall we say, slightly differing political leanings. One of us used to be president of Tigers for Liberty and espouses traditionalist conservative views. The other sees American capitalism as predicated on intrinsically unjust principles and perpetuates both economic disparity and moral degradation.  Despite our disagreement in politics, we are in full agreement in a far more important area. We both place our Catholic faith first...

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The midterm elections are quickly approaching. While this normally wouldn’t cause such a big buzz, you’ve likely heard that it’s going to be a big year for Texas. Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke is inching closer and closer to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. Whether you’re red, blue, green or couldn’t care less, you should understand why voting is important, especially at our age. Groups all across campus are spreading awareness of the upcoming elections and trying...

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Texans do not like to talk about politics. The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life recently published the 2018 Texas Civic Health Index, which used the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) to compile a report on the state of civic life in Texas. It indicates that Texans appear to be apathetic about discussing politics: “When asked how frequently they talk about politics with friends and family, only 23 percent say they do so...

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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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CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Sarosha Hemani reported instances of creepy men in the City Vista parking lots, as well as the parking lot by Lightner residence hall. President Amulya Deva, junior, suggested getting in contact with TUPD. Legislative relations chair Chiara Pride, sophomore, raised concern about students’ increasing need for counseling services and that the office appears understaffed in terms of meeting all students’ needs. Junior senator Julia Shults explained instances of inappropriate and...

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PulseMOVE, PRIDE and Chiara Pride

November 1, 2017192 min

The “˜Trinity Bubble’ refers to the isolation and lack of local involvement seen in some Trinity students. Sophomore Chiara Pride has broken through the bubble and hopes to help others join her. In addition to being involved in a number of campus organizations, Pride is the activism chair of PRIDE at Trinity and is a member of Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) and the Trinity Progressives. Pride is an executive fellow with MOVE (mobilize, organize, vote,...

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Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections are nearing; campaigning took place from Monday to Friday this past week and voting begins Oct. 30. Nick Santulli, SGA president and senior political science major, explained the positions that are going to be elected and what they do. “We have five senators from each class available,” Santulli said. “Senators vote on different issues, they can raise motions. We’ll also be electing a vice president and a president. The...