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Farewell to the Past

Farewell to the Past

Thomas Harvell-Degolier May 2, 2019

photo provided by Thomas Harvell-DeGolier I’ve found my academic home at Trinity studying history. The department is dedicated to helping students and is filled with amazing people. Over my four...

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From Tiger to WildCat

Thomas Harvell-Degolier April 25, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys Deciding where — and whether — to go to graduate school is a hard choice. You have to create a curriculum vitae (CV), polish up a writing sample,...

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History with a Tweet

Thomas Harvell-Degolier April 3, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysHistorians are an active community on twitter and even have their own self-applied appellation, #twitterstorians. Academic historians also share information while engaging...

Singers of Wealth and Privilege

Singers of Wealth and Privilege

Thomas Harvell-Degolier March 20, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutOver the past week, schools from Yale University and the University of Southern California to Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin have been embroiled...

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Historians offer perspective

Thomas Harvell-Degolier February 6, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutHistory and historians are important in understanding the contexts of our modern world. They help us place movies and political events into context, and without the careful...

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We must listen to Native American experiences

Thomas Harvell-Degolier January 23, 2019

Recently, while reading "Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974," a new book by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, professors of history at Princeton University, I was struck by the absence...

The Witching Hour

Thomas Harvell-Degolier November 11, 2018

It’s the witching hour, folks. With recent reboot of "Charmed," and a reimagination of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," a president with scandals and a controversial new member of the Supreme Court,...

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The fallacy of boys will be boys

Thomas Harvell-Degolier September 26, 2018

“Boys will be boys.” Four short words that are commonly used to excuse actions that can hurt someone grievously for a lifetime. And when a woman comes forward to testify, to share the truth...

Watergate and Fox News: Echoes of the past

Watergate and Fox News: Echoes of the past

Thomas Harvell-Degolier September 11, 2018

Shocking revelations and event after event revealing duplicities from the White House that leave the nation glued to their screens watching investigations unfold — though these details correspond...

The End of the Straight Talk Express

The End of the Straight Talk Express

Thomas Harvell-Degolier August 29, 2018

One of my first political memories occurred during the 2008 election night when I thought John McCain, the former senator of Arizona, was winning because of all the red states on the map. Like most 11-year-old...

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The Advent of Coeducation and Trinity University

Thomas Harvell-Degolier August 15, 2018

History matters. It shapes how we think and the institutions that surround us. This column will focus on the impacts of history and how it shapes our world. To start with, I will look at the founding of...

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