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I’m standing up for myself, not causing a scene

I’m standing up for myself, not causing a scene

I don’t care if it’s not worth a fight - I’m going to advocate for myself anyway
Diya Contractor, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

Maybe I’m not always the problem. It’s hard to trust yourself when you’ve been taught that your thoughts and feelings are wrong your whole life. I’ve been told not to stand up for myself, that...

There are no good decisions this election season

There are no good decisions this election season

But voting for former president Donald Trump is never the right choice
Diya Contractor, Opinion Editor February 1, 2024

And just like that, the arrival of 2024 marks the release of Biden v. Trump: the sequel. But this time, the villains are bigger, badder and more thirsty for revenge than ever before. This time, there is...

In defense of hypocrisy

In defense of hypocrisy

Diya Contractor, Copy Editor November 9, 2023

I’ve been hating my phone lately. The notifications from my assortment of news apps continuously give me heart palpitations, even when I don’t allow myself to comprehend them fully. The shock of these...

Wait, there’s an election this week?

Wait, there’s an election this week?

Diya Contractor, Copy Editor and Opinion Columnist November 2, 2023

Unless it’s planted right next to a confederate flag, I love seeing the “Vote Against Prop 3” signs on people’s front lawns (they’re right, seriously, vote against Proposition Three). These signs...

Black and white and red all over

Black and white and red all over

Dean Zach and Diya Contractor, Copy Editor October 27, 2023

In the darkness, your stomach churns. Acid eats the ground-up remnants of an overpriced omelet, a mishmash of undercooked ingredients amputated and blended and fused to each other, a rearranged corpse...

The GOP plays a dramatic game of Speaker Shuffle

The GOP plays a dramatic game of Speaker Shuffle

Why are politicians playing political roulette instead of just doing their jobs?
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor October 20, 2023

All of the House’s members, Republicans and Democrats alike have gone, in my very professional opinion, cuckoo-bananas. On Oct. 3, Kevin McCarthy, Republican representative of California’s 20th congressional...

Point/Counterpoint: The three-year residency requirement

Point/Counterpoint: The three-year residency requirement

Two perspectives on the residency requirement and how it affects student experience
Faysal Al-Zand and Diya Contractor, Opinion Columnist and Copy Editor September 28, 2023

Faysal Al-Zand: While Trinity’s residency requirement eases the transition of new students into the Trinity community, three years is longer than what most students need. The requirement mandates that...

Vivek Ramaswamy: The unfortunate president of tomorrow

Vivek Ramaswamy: The unfortunate president of tomorrow

His possible presidency is the wakeup call that may finally cause change
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor September 21, 2023

I get the feeling that I’m watching someone wrestle a screaming toddler in an airplane when I hear Vivek Ramaswamy speak. The child is hindered by the change in altitude and is screaming for mercy, burdening...

The music of the 2010s is finally coming back

The music of the 2010s is finally coming back

Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” revives the old classics in the best way possible
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor September 21, 2023

I was born in 2004, which tells you that between the ages of 10-13, the main source of influence in my life came from electropop and bubbly dance music. However, despite my passion for music, there was...

One giant leap for India, one small step for the rest of the world.

One giant leap for India, one small step for the rest of the world.

Low budget, no problem: India makes it to the moon
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor August 31, 2023

On Aug. 23, Indian rocket Chandrayaan-3 lit up the dark side of the moon for the first time in history. India beat out every world superpower and won the race to the south pole of the moon, leading humanity...

Get it right: Attack the opinion, not the person

Get it right: Attack the opinion, not the person

And if you’re able to do that, I might actually listen to what you’re saying
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor August 31, 2023

It’s all too predictable that the fall of an influential figure gives a microphone to ignorant individuals to speak their true thoughts. Whenever a feasible excuse to scrutinize someone’s behavior...

Voting: What you don’t know will hurt you

Voting: What you don’t know will hurt you

Your fear is not an excuse for a lack of trying
Diya Contractor, Opinion Columnist April 27, 2023

Over the last few years, the political climate has been an actualization of my nightmares. From Kanye West’s presidential candidacy to heads of state trading making nuclear war threats via Twitter, the...

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