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Trinity Collins

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor

Trinity Collins is the feature editor and this is her fourth year on The Evanstonian. She is a senior and hopes to study Secondary Education Social Studies and Journalism at college next year. In addition to The Evanstonian, Collins participated in SOAR [Students Organized Against Racism] as a facilitator. Primarily, she is most interested in writing about social justice and inequities within the ETHS community, which is reflected in Trinity’s work.

By Trinity Collins
A Letter to Lowe

A Letter to Lowe

Trinity Collins September 10, 2020
As, as I look at the world, the future, and the world we are trying to build, my radical hope, my radical belief in community guides me. Sparked with you. Guided by you. You guide me home. 
Session leader Reyes engages students in Hip Hop as Resistance session.

[Photo] Latinx Summit, April 24, 2019

April 29, 2019

Session leader Reyes engages students in "Hip Hop as Resistance" session.

Summit participants from the left Mason Roque, Lillian Gustafson and Caleigh Richards.

[Photo] LGBTQ Summit, April 18, 2019

April 26, 2019

Summit participants from the left Mason Roque, Lillian Gustafson and Caleigh Richards.

Sketch of student presenters for one of  the breakout sessions.

Asian & Middle Eastern Student Summit, April 12, 2019

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor April 26, 2019

“I truly appreciate the fact that we have a day at ETHS to celebrate our identities. I've been very privileged to be a part of this summit since my freshman year, and it's sad to think that this summit...

What I wish I knew before “coming out”

What I wish I knew before “coming out”

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor April 26, 2019

Content Warning: This article discusses experiences surrounding anti-queerness and includes an explicit word. You know when you’re feeling yourself? Music blasting, makeup on, looking flee. You dance...

POC Owned Business

POC Owned Business

Trinity Collins and Olivia Stiley March 22, 2019

In 1934, when the National Housing Act -- also known as “redlining” -- was enacted, people of color living in the United States were prohibited from inhabiting many areas -- meaning communities of...

Student facilitators walking off-stage together.

The Black Summit, Feb. 5 & Feb. 7, 2019

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor February 17, 2019

"The Black Summit experience for me was a space for healing, a time for self reflection, and a powerful reminder of our ever rich and beautiful history as black people" Alex Bolling, senior "My...

Feature shifts mindset, changes philosophy

Feature shifts mindset, changes philosophy

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor December 26, 2018

Who am I I have written for the feature section for the past four years -- beginning my freshman year. During the majority of which, I enjoyed the capitalist ideologies reflected in the traditional...

Wards of Evanston

Wards of Evanston

The city of Evanston is divided into nine wards, with an alderman elected into each. Aldermen and residents of a certain ward, in theory, work together to better their community with implementations of...

New equity initiative aims at cultural shift for black male students

New equity initiative aims at cultural shift for black male students

The administration implemented a new initiative, initially using the phrase “the year of the black male,” in order to shift environmental factors detrimental to black male achievement. Announcing...

A Chicago student rallies against gun violence on behalf of people of color at the April 20 march.

[Photo] Chicago students protest gun violence

April 27, 2018

A Chicago student rallies against gun violence on behalf of people of color at the April 20 march.

A student enters the Deans Office.

Students call for change in sexual assault policy

Trinity Collins, News Editor March 23, 2018

While the issue of sexual assault has been prevalent recently in pop culture, students at ETHS -- such as junior AJ Cabrera -- call on the administration to change this policy in “The Pilot: Student...

Photo manipulated by Jesse Bond.

Too much JUUL-ery: the pods sweeping ETHS

Jonah Charlton and Trinity Collins March 23, 2018

While cigarettes’ harmful side effects have caused a decrease in popularity, there’s a new nicotine-based buzz hitting the school: JUUL.      “I would hit my JUUL anywhere from 20 - 100 times...

Photo courtesy of JUUL.

NYU study on JUULing causes students to question their habit

Trinity Collins, News Editor February 22, 2018

A recent NYU study and various viral text messages allegedly connecting the E-cigarette, JUUL, to cancer, resulted in students nationwide frantically selling or disposing of their JUULs. “E-cigarette...

Senior Sofia Garcia presents at awards.

ETHS fails students by omitting POC from awards

Trinity Collins, Opinion Editor December 15, 2017

ETHS is 55.9 percent people of color; however, there was not one person of color who was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Awards in attendance this year, perpetuating stereotypes. At the most recent...

Homeless students turn to Evanston polices for help

Homeless students turn to Evanston polices for help

Trinity Collins, News Editor December 15, 2017

Although Evanston’s “Heading Home” policy is coming upon its’ fifth and final year, ETHS still has a higher percentage of students who experience homelessness than that of the state average. “Unstable...

Audience members from the Evanston community enjoy the interview.

Between Coates and Me

Trinity Collins, News Editor November 3, 2017

Although Between the World and Me is no longer a requirement for students to read, Ta-Nehisi Coates remains relevant and impacts the school through his visit on Oct. 18. “Coates has changed my academic...

Students participate in the first Top Box delivery

Branching Out

Trinity Collins, News Editor October 5, 2017

Top Box provides the Evanston community with fresh, boxed, produce that is locally sourced to raise funds for for clubs at ETHS beginning Oct. 4. “What you eat when you are younger influences what...

Survivors

Survivors

Trinity Collins, News Editor September 22, 2017

Although the majority of sexual assault survivors do not report their crimes, there are a variety of way to report a rape to the police if they choose to do so. “I chose not to report what happened...

All that jazz

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor March 17, 2017

Jazz hands. The Jazz Band will performa wide variety of jazz influenced music in the auditorium on Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. “Jazz has played an important role in history distracting...

Deadline approaching

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor February 24, 2017

While most plays performed here at ETHS are just ‘classics’ on repeat, Writers’ Showcase allows students to write their own material and have it featured in a student-run play. “Students appreciate...

Concerts for students on a budget

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor February 7, 2017

Seeing mainstream artists live can be unbelievably expensive. However, there are alternatives that allow your money to stay in your pocket. Circuit des Yeux on Feb. 3 at Constellation            ...

Cast members prepare for their upcoming production

The Miracle Worker prepares for play tonight

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor December 16, 2016

You may have heard of Helen Keller, but you have never seen a group of students perform her life story, The Miracle Worker, showcased on Dec. 16 and 17. “The Miracle Worker is an incredibly powerful...

Factors to consider for an artistic career

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor November 22, 2016

With your generation being one heavily filled with artists and actors, it is important to consider the risks and benefits of going into a career in the entertainment business. “In entertainment you...

Street artists use unconventional art to express themselves

Street artists use unconventional art to express themselves

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor October 28, 2016

Some may think artwork is just hanging up in a museum downtown, but street artists are expanding their canvases, spraying art onto walls and boarded-up windows across Evanston and Chicago. “Street...

Senior Tanner Swinand rehearses for the show

Jazz Big Band to perform first concert of the year

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor October 5, 2016

Although the Jazz festival isn’t until February, a taste of jazz is coming on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. “People can get a sense of energy from the music and feel musically diversified...

The Theatre Dept. enjoying Stratford in years past.

Theatre: Destination Stratford

Trinity Collins, Entertainment Editor September 16, 2016

Although our own Upstairs Theatre is designed to reflect the ones in Stratford, a field trip is going to Stratford Festival for the experience, once more. “A lot of the time we feel comfortable doing...

8 Questions for Justin Tobin

8 Questions for Justin Tobin

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor April 25, 2016

Poetry Week has ended, but not for one student, who plans on continuing it throughout his lifetime. Justin is staying true to his belief that kids, “should never stop writing” through his career in...

Dr. Thawani

Teachers keep their passion alive through hobbies

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor March 18, 2016

Bollywood Dancers, Farmers, Producers, and Actors. These are just some of the many talents, that teachers and staff possess and pursue during after school hours. Elizabeth Hartley is both an interior...

Speech and Debate Team participates in Harvard Tournament

Speech and Debate Team participates in Harvard Tournament

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor February 26, 2016

Speech and Debate Team has been put over to the test in grueling practices, but their hard work paid off during the Harvard Tournament that took place President’s Day Weekend. 37 students accompanied...

Students choose local businesses over corporation owned

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor February 5, 2016

Chain stores are great for a quick bite to eat, however small businesses help and reflect the community which is why students shop at them. “Local businesses truly are the lifeblood of the city because...

Fake Instagrams reveal real personalities

Fake Instagrams reveal real personalities

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor December 18, 2015

Finstas may be joke accounts, but they give students a chance to be real. “I think a Finstagram adds a personal layer,” says Amanda Elliott, writer of the article Finstagram: I Want To Be Myself...

Names are a gateway into culture

Names are a gateway into culture

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor November 20, 2015

Your name isn’t just a name. Names show insight into identity, ethnic significance and values by reflecting the culture. “I feel that you should value your name regardless of what...

Were working to close the racial gap

We’re working to close the racial gap

Trinity Collins, Feature Editor October 30, 2015

At a diverse school it’s easy to see the gap in racial success, but here at ETHS students and faculty have been working hard to achieve academic equality by forming clubs, earned honors and social awareness. “Race,...

ETHS is a safe haven for refugees.

Trinity Collins, Feature Writer October 5, 2015

Coming from around the world. ETHS provides a transitional program for refugees who come from around the world. ¨We have students from Haiti that survived the earthquake. We have students that have...

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