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Guest columnist Ethan Crane

Guest Column: A chance to rescue our future

Ethan Crane is a senior philosophy major and economics minor and the outgoing outreach chair for Eco Allies.
Ethan Crane, Guest Columnist May 5, 2022

Last week, our student body’s representative government officially called on Trinity to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. The Student Government Association (SGA) resolution to divest is a historic...

Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Shivani Selladurai, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

There has been upheaval within the South Asian community about social media personalities who are being recognized for the decolonization of South Asian beauty standards. One influencer comes to mind....

A fond farewell to Trinity: Cheers to class of 2022

A fond farewell to Trinity: Cheers to class of 2022

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

Here it is everyone, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: my final send-off. Now that sounds like I’m going to war, but really I’m just graduating. Yes, I know. The lack of my presence at Trinity...

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” lives up to its title

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” lives up to its title

A masterpiece about nihilism, generational trauma, and … googly-eyes?
Om Dighe, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a science-fiction action-comedy from Daniels, a filmmaking collective consisting of Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The film stars Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching...

Is summer fashion really that inclusive in 2022?

Is summer fashion really that inclusive in 2022?

Shivani Selladurai, Opinions Columnist April 21, 2022

Runways put out their “best” so capitalism can make us feel our worst. This happens year-round, but the awareness of the common consumer heightens as they’re called to shed their sweaters in the...

Recent IPCC reports highlight the need for change in the face of performative activism

Recent IPCC reports highlight the need for change in the face of performative activism

Ava Peinhardt, Opinion Columnist April 21, 2022

Climate change is no longer an issue easily ignored. What was once a looming threat for future generations has become an almost tangible tension that’s risen significantly in the past few years. It’s...

Cultural conquest: Britain’s hold on imperialist tendencies

Cultural conquest: Britain’s hold on imperialist tendencies

Ashwini Vivek, Opinions Columnist April 14, 2022

We’re taught in history classes that imperialistic conquest is a thing of the past, something that happened once and is now over. What we aren’t taught are the real, long-lasting effects that European...

Times up, Instagram — TikTok is here to stay

Time’s up, Instagram — TikTok is here to stay

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist April 14, 2022

With roughly one billion monthly active users, TikTok is everywhere nowadays. It could be a total stranger dancing to songs, someone talking about their day or an expert sharing life hacks, and most of...

Guest Column: Open letter to Young Conservatives of Texas — Do better

Guest Column: Open letter to Young Conservatives of Texas — Do better

Sam Grimsley is a member of the debate team and is a SGA senator for the class of 2022.
Sam Grimsley April 8, 2022

Dear Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), This past Monday I had the displeasure of attending the speech given by the guest you all so kindly invited to campus to talk about critical race theory (CRT)....

The historic yet tumultuous confirmation of KBJ

The historic yet tumultuous confirmation of KBJ

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation highlights systemic flaws in confirmation process
Abby Power and Ava Peinhardt, Opinions Columnist April 7, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson (KBJ) was recently nominated by President Joe Biden to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). This comes after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement earlier this...

Embrace your inner old lady

Embrace your inner “old lady”

Anxiety, FOMO and the college experience
Rachel Oliver, Opinion Editor April 7, 2022

Anxiety, FOMO and the college experience I was on Accutane at the beginning of the school year. Since Accutane is hard on your liver you aren’t supposed to consume anything else, like alcohol, that will...

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

Lost friends: complacency is dangerous

In an individualistic culture focused on success, we take friendship for granted
Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist March 31, 2022

Many see friendships as a comfort blanket: a shoulder to cry on, a reliable soul to confide in. Yet, the atomized nature of our lives causes us to inevitably fall victim to selfishness and crave discomfort....

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