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Bigotry shouldn’t be seen as a valid viewpoint

Julian Valdez September 16, 2020

illustration by Gracen Hoyle It seems the more and more we try to make society inclusive and tolerable of others, the more certain viewpoints get silenced. This is relevant on social media where profiles...

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Maury, the Maverick: Why one San Antonio mayor captured Trinity researchers’ attention

Kathleen Creedon April 16, 2020

Illustration by Andrea Nebhut Maury Maverick was the mayor of San Antonio from 1939–1941. Before that, he was a congressman for two terms. He practiced law in San Antonio, he formed and served as...

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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...

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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...

Illustration by Andrea Nebhut, staff illustrator

Trinity proposes changes to protest policies

Skylr McCormick-Isom April 26, 2018

Trinity University policies are currently undergoing changes that may be implemented next semester. According to Jamie Thompson, director of Student Involvement, a committee made up of faculty and SGA...

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We must welcome conversation

Danny Anderson April 4, 2018

The free expression of ideas is the cornerstone of higher education, especially a liberal arts education. Free and open expression is necessary for the intellectual and personal growth of our students....

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From the Editors’ Desk: Stand up for your rights

Editorial Staff March 22, 2018

The freedom of expression, guaranteed by the First Amendment, is one of the core principles of this nation. About one year ago, the Washington Post changed its slogan to “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”...

Former Ohio senator Nina Turner, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and former Texas agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower stand together at the March 9 political rally hosted by Trinity Progressives and Our Revolution Texas. This was the first major event handled by the interoffice Event Review Committee. The group aims to improve the way events are created and promoted on campus by establishing clearer communication between the offices involved in the planning process. photo by Chloe Sonnier, staff photographer

TU establishes Event Review Committee to screen future speakers

Jordan Bruce March 22, 2018

This semester, the Event Review Committee (ERC), an interoffice working group, was created to prepare for events on campus. The committee most recently worked with Trinity Progressives (T-Prog) to host...

graphic by Tyler Herron

From the Editors’ Desk: Controversy ignites insight

Editorial Staff January 24, 2018

Most weeks, the opinion pages of the Trinitonian are filled with only our staff writers’ voices, supplemented by the occasional faculty columnist. In itself, that’s no problem — we employ talented...

On the way to her office, Claudia Stokes, professor and chair of the English department, found this poster hung up in Northrup Hall. Photo provided by Claudia Stokes.

Flying in the face of fascism

Kathleen Creedon December 6, 2017

Members of the Patriot Front, a self-described fascist organization, hung flyers bearing white nationalist messages around campus on Monday. One poster featured a map of the United States and the text...

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Peaceful protest, free speech and the NFL

Manfred Wendt September 27, 2017

This weekend, the news cycle was once again dominated by President Donald Trump. At both a rally in support of Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange and on Twitter, Trump called for NFL players who protested...

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