Author: Editorial Staff

From the Editors’ Desk: The year at home and abroad

As the year comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect. We all just spent time with families and friends thinking about what we’re thankful for and now it’s time to think back on what we’ve gone through this year. Even though we may have similar day-to-day lives here on campus, we’ve all had vastly different experiences that we consider important. The end of the year is a good time to look back on these important things and consider what lessons we want to take into next year. We started off the year with an inspiring display of...

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From the editors’ desk: Support your Trinity staff!

Last Monday, Nov. 13, was World Kindness Day. Since 1998, the World Kindness Movement has worked to promote niceness across the globe; the easiest way to do this is to take time out of the day to perform a little act of kindness for someone. We figured we would chip in and offer some kind words of our own to the folks that make our time at Trinity as great as it is. Students really can’t be grateful enough for the work that the staff on university payroll, at Aramark and with GCA Services Group put in for our...

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From the Editors’ Desk: Your money is being misused!

Trinity relies on a technicality in order to scrape money from the student activity fee, the $150-per-semester payment that every student pays on top of their tuition. What they’re doing is legal, but it flies in the face of the spirit of the student activity fee and experiential learning. We each contribute $150 every semester to a common pool that the university collects. The business office keeps four percent of this total for the university and gives the rest to the Student Government Association (SGA). Each spring, the senate allocates annual budgets for university-sponsored organizations, including TUVAC, as well...

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From the Editors’ Desk: SGA, we salute you

It’s too easy to skate through Trinity University without ever realizing the extent to which the Student Government Association (SGA) has a hand in improving the Trinity experience. With SGA elections on the horizon, we remind students to engage their representatives and voice their concerns in SGA meetings — and, of course, in the Trinitonian. In one of the first editorials published this semester, the Trinitonian editors claimed that SGA functions primarily as a funds-apportioning body. That judgment was premature. We’ve attended every public SGA meeting held this semester and have seen the breadth of concerns that the senate...

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From the Editors’ Desk: Roll with the punches, protect your values

It doesn’t matter what sort of activism, agitation, provocation or even publishing you engage in. No matter what, your efforts will upset others and invite criticism. Things can get ugly, but the best thing to do is roll with the punches, reflect on your position and either adjust or defend it with vigor. The worst thing you can do is accept defeat, roll over and walk back on your efforts simply because you expressed a controversial view. Perseverance and resilience are necessary elements in political struggle. Labor victories like the 40-hour work week are the result of union-organized protests...

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