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Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Bella Spangher October 27, 2020

I try not to use generalizations in my writing, but I do not mince words when I type: Voting for Joe Biden is the most important thing any citizen of the United States can do right now. With this sentence,...

Photo credit: Gabrielle Rodriguez

Hindsight doesn’t always have to be 2020

Ben Falcon October 27, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTuesday, Nov. 3 will be a historic day in more ways than one. In seven days, we elect 35 United States senators, 435 members of Congress, 13 state governors and one leader...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Understanding the Texas Constitutional amendments

Gabriella Garriga November 14, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutBy Nov. 5, voting day, 12 percent of registered Texas voters cast their ballots. Voters approved nine amendments to the Texas constitution and rejected one. Amendments need...

SGA should be more consistent allocators

SGA should be more consistent allocators

Editorial Board November 14, 2019

In Fall 2009, Trinity’s Association of Student Representatives (ASR), known to us today as SGA, absorbed the duties of the Student Finance Board, a group that comprised students and faculty members...

Student voting rates triple at TU

Student voting rates triple at TU

Lindsay Morgan October 31, 2019

Graphic by Quinn Butterfield Trinity student voting rates tripled from 2014 to 2018 due to campus involvement in the registration process. The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)...

Photo credit: Elizabeth Nelson

Trinity Students react to midterm elections

Gabriella Garriga November 8, 2018

After months of registering voters, block walking for candidates and driving friends to the polls, Trinity students gathered to watch the final, nerve wracking moments of the midterm elections. This year’s...

Actions speak much louder than votes

Noelle Barrera October 26, 2018

We are in the middle of the early voting period for 2018's midterm. For students interested in local and national politics, this transition may give way to a new set of questions: what are ways to stay...

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Curry

Students promote civic engagement as voter registration deadline nears

Gabriella Garriga September 5, 2018

Mid-term elections are around the corner, and students on campus are spending the months before organizing, canvassing, registering and preparing the Trinity community. Trinity groups across the political...

illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

Vote: Lessons from East Asia

Gina Tam April 10, 2018

The Trinitonian has recently run a series of columns about the importance of civic engagement. From debating difficult issues with people with whom we disagree, to engaging with local politics, these pieces...

Letter: Go out and vote!

Letter: Go out and vote!

Maddie Kennedy February 28, 2018

As a Trinity Progressive officer, one of my main aspirations is to encourage Trinity’s community to engage with local politics ahead of the 2018 midterm election cycle. A key part of this involves the...

illustration by Yessenia Lopez, staff illustrator

Voting in the primary will impact your future

David Pooley January 28, 2018

Imagine you only had 16 dollars to spend for the rest of your life. That's it. That's all you have. You will never receive any more income. And you can only spend a dollar every four years, but you cannot...

graphic by Tyler Herron, graphics editor

SGA constitutional revisions approved

Kaylie King November 15, 2017

Following the election of a new group of Student Government Association (SGA) senators and a new president and vice president, the Trinity student body was able to vote on SGA's proposed constitutional...

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