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In defense of dead white literature

Isaiah Mitchell April 25, 2018

My good friend and archenemy Manfred Wendt wrote an article a couple of Trinitonians ago calling for another mandatory great books course, namely with more Plato and Shakespeare (assumedly metonymically,...

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Liberal alumni have no right to overreact

Manfred Wendt April 25, 2018

"Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view." William F. Buckley wrote this famous statement...

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We don’t need more dead white guys’ literature

Carl Teegerstrom April 22, 2018

Responding to complaints about not reading enough dead white guys by using the work of a dead white guy: In the last issue of the Trinitonian there was a column bemoaning how the Pathways curriculum...

illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

When HUMA isn’t enough: The great tradition and Trinity University

Manfred Wendt April 18, 2018

Trinity University prides itself on being a liberal arts college. This is publicly and proudly displayed all across campus and the university's website. A key part of Trinity's curriculum is the pathways...

Rejecting conservatism in Christ

Rejecting conservatism in Christ

Elise Hester April 14, 2018

Respected Friends, Colossians 2:8 instructs us to “be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty and deceptive philosophy, according to human tradition, according to the elementary...

illustration by Liz Day, graphics editor

Point-Counterpoint: Two takes on the Second Amendment

Jordan Bruce April 9, 2018

“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — so states the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment, which allows citizens to possess firearms, has played a vital role...

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Why I do what I do

Manfred Wendt April 4, 2018

Every conference I have ever been to has told me not to do this. “No one wants to read about why you are conservative or why you chose to put yourself out into the college community. They want to see...

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#MeToo at the Conservative Political Action Committee

Manfred Wendt February 26, 2018

“A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling 'Stop!', at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” - William F. Buckley The above...

illustration by Andrea Nebhut, staff illustrator

Crystal ball predictions: Primary election season

Manfred Wendt February 21, 2018

It's prediction time! The rules for the game are simple: One person, one vote. The candidate who receives the most votes during the March 6 primary becomes the party nominee, unless they fail to win more...

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Chip Roy: the Buckley Republican candidate

Manfred Wendt February 15, 2018

In my time in politics, I have seen lots of interesting things. One of the most interesting things is the people it attracts. It attracts a wide spectrum of people, ranging from those who exemplify virtues...

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Primary election season: Here’s the rundown

Manfred Wendt January 31, 2018

The spring of every year is marked by two things: the arrival of the Masters and the beginning of primary elections. The United States is a two-party political system; Republicans and Democrats who battle...

Illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustrator

Tobacco 21 hurts San Antonio youth and government

Manfred Wendt January 24, 2018

The San Antonio City Council rang in the new year by raising the age required to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. I was personally very disappointed by the decision, but not surprised at all. San Antonio,...

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