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Vote NO on the proposed change to the FL requirement

Vote NO on the proposed change to the FL requirement

The change to the core Foreign Language requirement should not be passed
Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist April 11, 2024

On Friday, April 12, Trinity’s faculty will vote on a proposed gutting of the Foreign Language (FL) requirement. Currently, most students must take at least three semesters of a non-English language....

The TikTok refugee industrial complex

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist March 29, 2024

As the United States Federal Government deliberates on banning TikTok in the name of red-scare fear-mongering over China, an upsetting and mind-boggling pattern of exploitation has emerged on the app....

MANUAL shows systemic inadequacy of mental health care

MANUAL shows systemic inadequacy of mental health care

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist February 29, 2024

As part of its flagship mental health initiative funded by SGA last semester, Trinity’s Wellness Services has partnered with MANUAL, a mental health app and website focused on improving the mental well-being...

‘The Zone of Interest’: Ashes in the Garden

‘The Zone of Interest’: Ashes in the Garden

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2024

Disclaimer: content warning for the Holocaust and spoilers ahead for film Jonathan Glazer’s 2023 masterpiece film “The Zone of Interest” follows the lives of Rudolf Höss, his wife Hedwig and...

There’s no power to the people this time

There’s no power to the people this time

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist January 25, 2024

The recent cold front brought up flashbacks to Winter Storm Uri in 2021, when snow and freezing temperatures crippled the state’s energy infrastructure network, leaving millions of Texans without electricity,...

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is boring

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is boring

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist November 9, 2023

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is kind of boring. That’s not to say it’s bad per se, but as far as celebratory dinners go, roast turkey is nowhere near the best humanity’s collective culinary traditions...

The best of horror: Dracula chapter VII

The best of horror: Dracula chapter VII

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2023

Every October, I revisit my favorite pieces of horror media to get into the spooky season. A mainstay of my Halloween media consumption for a few years now has been Bram Stoker’s iconic horror novel...

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BS: How Environmental Studies majors feel about their BAs

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist October 13, 2023

The environmental studies major at Trinity has a glaring flaw. That flaw, as communicated to me by a number of environmental studies majors, including three of my roommates, is that they receive a Bachelor...

Stand in solidarity with the United Auto Workers

Stand in solidarity with the United Auto Workers

Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist September 28, 2023

On Sept. 15, the United Auto Workers (UAW) officially announced a strike against the “Big Three” American automobile manufacturers (Ford, General Motors and Stellantis) after a breakdown in contract...

It’s time: SGA must be more transparent

It’s time: SGA must be more transparent

Mental Wellness Initiative demonstrates the need for more transparency from SGA
Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2023

Disclaimer The Student Activity Fee (discussed in the article) has an unclear value. SGA’s page and the 2022 Funding Report say $150, but the Trinity Fee Schedule says $162. I have chosen to use...

Oppenheimer’s surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of communism

Oppenheimer’s surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of communism

Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster is a break from a century of anti-communist American media. Spoilers ahead.
Jack Maxwell, Opinion Columnist August 31, 2023

Since the 1917 Russian Revolution, the American film industry has been overwhelmingly anti-communist. For example, Hollywood famously blacklisted suspected communist sympathizers during Ronald Reagan’s...

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