SGAs role in campus change is performative

SGA’s role in campus change is performative

Benjamin Gonzalez February 25, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutWhat is the purpose of a student government? Who is it made for? According to our own Student Government Association's (SGA) constitution, its first purpose is to "[advocate]...

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The decline of couch-cooperative gaming

Benjamin Gonzalez February 6, 2020

Illustration by Ren RaderThe medium of video games, as we know it today, is one of the most interconnected ways to consume media. Unlike with a movie or a TV show, which is a one-way communication between...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

World War III memes should send the right message

Benjamin Gonzalez January 23, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutIn the wake of the assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, young social media contributors flooded Twitter, TikTok and other sites with memes and jokes about World...

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Fundraising isn’t fun when it exploits staff and students

Benjamin Gonzalez September 28, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderOn Sept. 19, in the midst of the day-long 1869 Challenge fundraising event, the official Trinity University Twitter account (@Trinity_U) tweeted an announcement for the student...

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It’s worth it to write it

Benjamin Gonzalez May 2, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutWhy do we write these columns? Do we expect to change minds? To magically change the opinions of our fellow students to match our own? It may seem like the Trinitonian opinion...

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Navigating personal identity and privilege

Benjamin Gonzalez April 10, 2019

Photo by Henry Pratt“What are you?” It’s a question I’ve been asked more than once. They weren’t asking about my major or my class year. They were asking about my race and...

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The Tower looks more like a silo

Benjamin Gonzalez March 28, 2019

Let’s face it: on this campus, most of us love to read, rant and respond to the various escapades of our fellow conservative students. Whether it’s writing response articles to their infamous...

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Don’t legitimize misinformation, criticize it

Benjamin Gonzalez February 28, 2019

Graphic by Alex Parris; Illustrations by Andrea Nebhut and Genevieve HumphreysTwo weeks ago, I wrote about the value of deplatforming oppressive speech in certain situations, including refusing to have...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Deplatforming: a losing political strategy

Benjamin Collinger February 21, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysIn the Feb. 15 edition of this paper, Benjamin Gonzalez argued for the “right to deplatform hate speech” in order to deny “racists and xenophobes from...

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Your “free speech” is denying mine

Benjamin Gonzalez February 14, 2019

Illustration by Andrea Nebhut“I don’t like what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.” A powerful phrase which, although might be a bit cliché at this point, has significant...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Hide from your ex, but don’t hide from yourself

Benjamin Gonzalez February 5, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys On paper, breakups should be a basic process: end the relationship, go your separate ways and never see each other again. Of course, it’s never actually that...

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Want change? Cut the complacency.

Benjamin Gonzalez January 30, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookAround this time in the semester, the “new year” is beginning to look less and less new. We students are getting back into the habit of going to class, doing our homework,...

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