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An Enduring Spirit Through Sixty-Four Years of Growth

An Enduring Spirit Through Sixty-Four Years of Growth

Robert Davis, Editor in Chief
July 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

A barbed-wire fence surrounding a field on a small campus. This unflattering description of Trinity is decades in the past. For many years the Rocks' campus has had a small-college look, with award-winning landscaping and new buildings, including a stadium that replaced that barbed-wire-enclosed fi...

Sports Ministry a Unique Addition to a Storied Program

Shaan Kalra, Staff Reporter
July 10, 2017
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“My goal is that our students understand that sports are not just wins and losses. Instead, they are a brotherhood.” These are the words of Trinity teacher and coach Steven Tompkins, who was asked a couple of years ago by Trinity Athletic Director Rob Saxton to take on the role of Director of Sports Ministry. Tompkins, previously the varsity baseball team head coach, was a perfect choice for the job, Saxton said. Saxton said he selected Tompkins because he is a very focused and dedicated individual. Tompkins, who graduated from Trinity in 1981, pla...

Sometimes Risky Business, But Cyclists Persevere

Sometimes Risky Business, But Cyclists Persevere

James Michnya, Staff Reporter
July 5, 2017
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Riding through the wind, the smooth pavement guiding you toward your desired destination.  This is what bike riders hope for. In reality, some bike riders take risks riding on a vehicle that weighs 15 pounds, frantically maneuvering around cars. They are bound to end up with problems depending on the...

Taking the Next Step — A Sure-Fire Formula for College Acceptance

Taking the Next Step — A Sure-Fire Formula for College Acceptance

Sam Batcheldor, Staff Reporter
June 29, 2017
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities the following fall. This large number of teens seeking a college education means if you are planning to attend a college or university, you aren’t alone. There is an...

After Nearly a Century, St. Matthew’s Hardware Saying Goodbye

After Nearly a Century, St. Matthew’s Hardware Saying Goodbye

Hunter Mulloy, Editor in Chief
May 25, 2017
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St. Matthews is full of stories, history and wonders. Deep within that mixture for the past 100 years lies St. Matthews Hardware. That will change when the store closes for good on May 31. It will be replaced with an Independence Bank. "Well, basically, it's time. I'm going to be 64 this year, and...

Unwilling to Give Up, Cash’s ‘Brain Child’ is a Slam Dunk

Unwilling to Give Up, Cash’s ‘Brain Child’ is a Slam Dunk

Anthony Farias, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2017
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Thump, thump, thump!! Your feet slam the ground. In your hand, you are gripping a rubber ball. You jump forward, sending your body downward toward a trampoline. The synthetic mesh and the steel springs send you flying higher than you expected. Your eyes are set on the orange ring with the white nylon...

Sharing a Love of Theatre for Half a Century

Sharing a Love of Theatre for Half a Century

Connor Rafferty, Associate Editor
May 15, 2017
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It’s a Thursday afternoon in the Trinity Auditorium and there are students on stage rehearsing for an upcoming show. Naturally, Mr. William P. Bradford II is in the auditorium as well.  For 45 years he has worked with Trinity plays, two or three per year, but this year is different. Bradford agreed to talk a...

From Sunup to Sundown, Time Well Spent

From Sunup to Sundown, Time Well Spent

Ethan Vanlandingham, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2017
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It’s 3 a.m.  He just got up.  It’s a cold day, but the cold doesn’t stop the cows, bulls and goats from being thirsty and hungry. He completes his morning chores, gets dressed for work, and drives 45 minutes to get there. He spends about seven hours at Trinity High School nurturing the minds...

Ping Pong Continues to Make Connections

Ping Pong Continues to Make Connections

James Michnya, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
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Imagine hitting a small ball that weighs nearly three grams at tremendous speed. Imagine trying to return that hit ball. Ping Pong requires coordination and quickness. Trinity junior Sammy Boyance-Stampley initially wasn't sure if he would like the Ping Pong Club, but he found he enjoys both the...

Ultimate Uno Brings Out a Little Trash Talk

Ultimate Uno Brings Out a Little Trash Talk

Anthony Black, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2017
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Where can an underclassman trash talk with a principal? Only one place: the Ultimate Uno Club. For one hour during Uno Club meetings, the battle is to see who is the best at the card game Uno.   Aaron Fernandez is currently in his third year with the club. With three years experience, Fernandez is the undisput...

French Scrabble Enhances Language Skills for Sophomore

Bucky Stalker, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
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For decades the Rocks have added a French flavor to Scrabble, always battling to take first place in varsity and JV leagues. JV player sophomore Tanner Turpen led the team in February to a third place overall in the tournament, defeating St. Xavier for a spot on the podium. Last year the varsity team went ...

No Axe to Grind for These Jam Session Regulars

No Axe to Grind for These Jam Session Regulars

Edward Trentham, Staff Reporter
March 28, 2017
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On an average Wednesday after classes are over, one would not expect to hear laughter, rock 'n’ roll music and the feedback of amps blaring from a classroom. At Trinity this is not only welcome but encouraged. The Guitar Club is always looking for new members. “The club is a stress-free and...

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