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Accommodations aren’t unfair, the system is

Accommodations aren’t unfair, the system is

Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

I feel like a drone. Wake up, go to class, work on assignments, eat food (optional), go to sleep (optional), repeat. Carving out time to socialize, take care of myself or just take a deep breath seems...

Cupid on vacation (color)

Why does Cupid get to take a vacation?

Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist February 8, 2024

If you’re currently in a happy relationship, bam boom we hate you. For many, Feb. 14 is a day of pure love and bliss, but for the rest of us, it’s a time to angrily devour heart-shaped chocolates and...

So ... I just bought something stupid on TikTok Shop

So … I just bought something stupid on TikTok Shop

I’m just kidding; I actually didn’t, I never will and no one else should either
Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist January 25, 2024

I open TikTok to watch funny videos, not to buy overpriced puffy Skittles. As the internet evolves and the world becomes more connected, advertisers have wormed their way into every aspect of social media....

Psychology Department in the Center for Sciences and Innovation Building

Questioning psych’s place in STEM is ridiculous

Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2023

Today’s breaking news includes a bunch of 20-year-olds using an anonymous Google Form to fight about whether or not psychology is a STEM major, so let’s bring the debate into a more formal environment....

You should care about voting

You should care about voting

Your vote counts, even if you don’t take an interest in politics
Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist October 20, 2023

I’ve never cared about politics. As terrible as it sounds, keeping up with current events is not a priority for me, and I seldom have knowledge about what’s going on in the world until I overhear some...

Remember: Youre always allowed to say no

Remember: You’re always allowed to say no

Take charge of your mental health and relationships by avoiding toxic positivity and setting boundaries
Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist October 6, 2023

You don’t have to smile through an uncomfortable situation for the sake of someone else’s convenience. Toxic positivity refers to putting up a facade of happiness in any situation or suppressing any...

COVID’s future is looking costly: Buy the booster soon

COVID’s future is looking costly: Buy the booster soon

With the end of federal funding, the accessibility of COVID vaccines will dwindle
Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist September 21, 2023

The COVID vaccine was a relief to us all, finally serving as some protection from a global pandemic that had us trapped in our homes and wary of going out for over a year. Hearing that the shot was completely...

The Texas power grid is failing — again

The Texas power grid is failing — again

Riya Vankamamidi, Opinion Columnist September 7, 2023

Heat waves in Texas this summer have claimed the lives of at least 13 people, likely an underestimate considering last summer’s death toll reached around 300. This comes as no surprise when taking into...

Mabee meals, you may be missed

Mabee meals, you may be missed

Students across campus share some final remarks about Aramark
Riya Vankamamidi, Pulse Reporter April 27, 2023

As the semester comes to an end, so too does Trinity’s partnership with Aramark. The Trinitonian has covered the switch in food providers numerous times in previous articles, but this time students were...

Garden next to Storch

Trinity’s own vegetable garden

Fresh, campus-grown veggies free to students
Riya Vankamamidi, Pulse Reporter April 20, 2023

“Everybody has the ability to grow things even if you don’t have an outdoor space for yourself. Say you live in an apartment, you can grow things in little pots or grow things in recycled materials,”...

The best and worst of Trinity dorms

The best and worst of Trinity dorms

Students share memorable dorm room experiences
Riya Vankamamidi, Pulse Reporter April 13, 2023

Trinity dorm rooms can be a disaster zone or a safe haven, depending on who you ask. Previously, the Trinitonian has reported on topics ranging from how students decorate their space to how their dorms’...

Vegetarians have had enough

Vegetarians have had enough

Students at Trinity speak out about the lack of vegetarian dining options
Riya Vankamamidi, Pulse Reporter April 6, 2023

Trinity University has far fewer veggie delights than meaty entrees. At Steak ‘N Shake, the veggie melt is the only vegetarian dish available out of five entrees. At Mabee Dining Hall, there is only...

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