Tristan Fitzpatrick


Scenes of Bernie Sanders supporters protesting and walking out of the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia over the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee reminded me of a far different moment in political history.


opinion  •  Jun 22, 2016 4:56 pm

COLUMN: It's been a bad month for Trump

The wheels of Donald Trump’s campaign do not go round and round. Apparently, they don’t even work, or represent what an actual campaign looks like.


The nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican Party nominee, Sec. Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee and both candidates with unprecedentedly high negative approval ratings, many Americans are left searching for an alternative on their ballots in November.


opinion  •  May 18, 2016 5:25 pm

COLUMN: Obama's LGBT record

Last Friday, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released a joint statement to protect transgender students in public schools. The statement said that “Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, schools receiving federal money may not discriminate based on a student’s sex, including a student’s transgender status.


opinion  •  May 11, 2016 5:38 pm

COLUMN: Bernie or bust

I have news to break with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. It’s looking increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for President.


opinion  •  Apr 12, 2016 10:13 pm

COLUMN: PrEP where we need it the most

On Sunday, the reproductive and sexual health organization Advocates for Youth held the National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day to increase awareness and advocacy of HIV and AIDS for young adults.


opinion  •  Mar 22, 2016 9:51 pm

COLUMN: Nurturing mental health resources

Increasing amounts of students are leaving school because of mental health concerns. This means that universities, as a whole, are not committing enough resources to deal with this important issue.


opinion  •  Mar 8, 2016 11:01 pm

COLUMN: Honoring LGBT adoption

On Monday the Supreme Court voted unanimously that states have to honor adoptions by gay parents that move across state lines, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Alabama Supreme Court had previously denied one of the plaintiffs in the case parental rights after her partner had denied her former spouse’s right to visit the children, wrote David Savage of the Times. I support the Court’s decision, but it does raise questions about policies regarding gay families in the United States.


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