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Technology in the Classroom One More Way to Prepare Students

Robert Lewis, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2018


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Imagine a world without technology, without the Internet. Today's students can't begin to understand a world like that. But what about teachers? "I was hesitant about computers at first, but now that I know how to use them, I am okay with it," Trinity teacher Ms. Debbie Walling said. She...

Bob Edelen Will be Missed

Michael A. Lindenberger, ’89, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2018


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The autumn I was 16 brought me in touch with a book that soon had me ensorcelled. It was William Peter Blatty’s 1971 horror novel, "The Exorcist," and it had me by the short hairs. A hint of sex, of sacrilege and supernatural awe. As a fairly chaste Catholic boy still afraid of my own submerged sexual...

Illumination

Illumination

ECHO Staff

March 20, 2018


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A column of rain and snow, a symbol illuminated, unfurling against the darkness.  In the solitude of a stormy March night, the foundation, the strength, the legacy of the Rocks revealed.    ************************************************************ Here in the land of the free, ...

Perhaps a Game Changer, ‘Fortnite’ Definitely a Friendship Builder

Jacob Anonson, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


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It's 12 a.m. on a school night, and you will find that most students up at this hour aren't planning tomorrow's big presentation or doing extra credit -- they are likely playing "Fortnite Battle Royale." According to Trinity junior Brett Pfaadt, "Fortnite is game changing. It's a third-person shooting...

‘Can Spring Be Far Behind?’

‘Can Spring Be Far Behind?’

ECHO Staff

March 7, 2018


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The answer to Shelley's "O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" is a definite NO! Despite this morning's flurries, Trinity's magnolia trees tell us spring is almost here!  

Believe the Forecastle Hype

Believe the Forecastle Hype

LC Newton, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


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A kid wearing a tuxedo made of dollar bills, dancing in 80-degree July weather. Hundreds of high-schoolers dressed in their most random attire, walking across Waterfront Park in search of a favorite artist. This is the Forecastle festival. High school students are infatuated with this bizarre and unique festival. F...

Crossing the Divide

Crossing the Divide

ECHO Staff

March 1, 2018


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Through their theology classes, Trinity juniors take part in the CrossRoads program. According to their website, CrossRoads Ministry "offers urban retreat experiences which invite people to be transformed through building relationships at the margins, engaging in prayer, and integrating the Gospel...

#55 for Football Rocks; #1 for Fortnite Battle Royale

#55 for Football Rocks; #1 for Fortnite Battle Royale

Richard Gregor, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018


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An absolute tank on the field, Trey Ruckriegel has helped Trinity's football team secure two consecutive state titles. Off the field, Ruckriegel is like most young males -- he partakes in online gaming. A hobby for most, Ruckriegel is much more dedicated to his passion. Over the past year, Ruckriegel...

Some Pros and Cons to Social Media

Dominic Sutkamp, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Social media has been around for years and has gained popularity among most teens. There are many benefits to social media; however, there are also many negatives. Trinity sophomore Markus Puhakka said he started using social media in "early middle school." He said when...

Building Futures Block by Block

Thad Jones, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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You wake up one morning after a long break. You start panicking because you don’t know whether it is a green day or a white day. You text one of your friends and ask them. They don’t know either! What should you do? You only have so much time until you get to school, and boom it hits you -- j...

A Super Start to 2018

A Super Start to 2018

ECHO Staff

February 2, 2018


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Just a few snapshots taken in January 2018, a month that included snow days and a winter dance, a speech tourney and a trivia competition, visitors from Argentina and a March for Life, a chapel decorated to honor the birth of Christ and a Mass celebrating Catholic Schools and special awards.  ...

Dress Code Gets a Thumbs Up from These Three Students

Dominic Sutkamp, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


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Students at Trinity are expected to wear a button-down shirt with a tie, dress pants and shoes, and a belt every day. Students are expected to keep their shirts tucked in at all times. The dress code helps make students look nice and professional. But what do students think about the code? Three...

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