Author: Cathy Terrace

One year of Trump

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 surprised with the results going into it, but after the Wisconsin count came in, I wasn’t surprised by the outcome.” Since taking office in...

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Homophobic slur keyed into student’s car

Shock spread through campus as student Daniel Dahlinger, junior engineering science major, shared how someone had keyed a homophobic slur into his car. The event most likely happened on Thursday, Oct. 19, while Dahlinger’s car had been parked in the City Vista parking garage. “Friday morning last week I got off work, and I realized that I had my fraternity letters keyed into my car,” said Dahlinger, a member of Omega Phi. “I walked around my car and looked at the other side and was greeted with a not-so-nice word on the other side.” Dahlinger posted about the incident...

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Point: DIY or buy? DIY!

Running low on funds? Don’t want to use a boring store-bought costume? No worries, there’s a simple solution: this Halloween, make your own costume! DIY (do it yourself) costumes sometimes get a bad rap. They’re too last minute, not as put-together as ones you could purchase in a store or online, etc. But before you go to Party City this year, consider these reasons why getting creative is the right move for your Halloween looks. 1. Store-bought costumes are almost always overpriced. Why spend almost $100 on a Little Mermaid costume when you could just as easily wear a...

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Trinity professor organizes conference to address Iran

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 Iran on the one hand, and … the United States, Russia, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and EU as a whole,” Siavoshi said....

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International studies colloquium addresses terrorism

Under the direction of Nanette Le Coat, professor of modern languages and literature and director of international studies, the International Studies Colloquium has chosen to focus on terrorism for the fall semester guest lecture series. According to Le Coat, the specific focus of the rest of the lecture series will also involve an understanding of communication techniques used by both terrorist and counter-terrorist organizations. “The focus this semester is terrorism, and the reason we chose that topic is that when we discussed it with students last semester of the topics they’d like to consider, terrorism was on that list,”...

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