Author: Manfred Wendt

An ideally tech-free holiday

As 2017 comes to an end, we once again find ourselves further more invested in our precious technology than anything else. We find ourselves asking again and again who is really in charge, the machines or us. Then our phone buzzes, and our hands shoot to the phone like a wild west gunslinger only to find another pointless facebook notification that someone you have never met has liked a page you should never have liked. Gone are the days in which parents would play with their children, raise their children and at some point, actually know their child. We...

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The Texas House loses its moderate

The political realm of Texas was shocked this past week when Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced that he would not be running for re-election for House seat 121, a seat he has held since 2005. He had faced a number of challengers from the right but was never seriously close to being upset.  He always managed to win over 60 percent of the vote in the primary. Due, in part, to his relationship with the Democratic Party of Texas that is better than most other Republicans, he did not face a Democratic challenger while in office. Straus...

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Make the most of liberal arts courses

As college kids, we don’t know much, but as a result of the Trinity experience, we become informed on a plethora of issues. I know that I came to Trinity in order to get a political science degree and to be a productive member of the American Conservative Movement. But, in the process I have learned about far more things than just American domestic politics:  I have become informed on the history of East Asia, the theft of ancient artifacts and kinda how coding works. In my education, no class has quite opened my mind as much as Sussan...

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Why the Trinitonian is relevant

At a small school like Trinity, it is easy, and sometimes even fun, to attack the institutions on campus for not being as large, well-funded or putatively prestigious as institutions on larger campuses. It is part of our campus culture to mock most things on our own campus. Everything from Mabee to Residential Life to Admissions to student-run organizations on campus play an integral role in the ‘Trinity experience’ that Danny Anderson and Sheryl Tynes always mention when they talk about their vital work that they do for the university. Without all of the organizations that we have on...

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Political families

Many families have the same worries when they go to visit their first-year student — that their child has been brainwashed by the progressive professors, students and environment. They fear that their child has rejected the path on which they have been raised on and instead have turned from God and are debating on whether to be a Trotskyist or a Stalinist or that their student is on the local anti-fascist chapter hit list. While this is a valid fear to have at some colleges, for the most part this stereotype comes from the Californian public university system. Trinity...

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