Upper School PublicationsThe Trinity Times
is the Upper School newspaper, written, edited, designed, photographed and produced entirely by students as an extracurricular activity. Current sections of the paper include Arts and Innovation, Trinity Life, NYCulture, Science, Opinion and Editorial, and Sports. The Times editorial policy is generally determined by the editorial staff in conjunction with their faculty advisor.
The Bruner is Trinity’s yearbook. Serving the entire school, it is an annual testament to the many facets of Trinity life. Editorial positions are named in May, allowing editors to attend a two-day summer conference at NYU. This conference allows students to hone and develop their graphic skills prior to the start of the school year. Work on the yearbook begins immediately thereafter, as students work to create an impressive K-12 publication. Recent years have seen the yearbook garner several design awards.
Columbus is our literary magazine; the name reflects the place where we live. Editorial training includes developing skills for critical evaluation of student creative writing. Published twice yearly, many student contributors are also recognized as Scholastic Writing Awards winners.
Diversion is our language publication. Published yearly, it features student work presented in Mandarin, French, and Spanish. Working with advisors who teach these languages, student editors help in presenting their peers’ work including poems, essays, short stories, comic strips and art. Diversion is often used by our language teachers in the classroom as well.
Middle School Publications
Students can also propose publications of interest of to them. Trinity is currently enjoying a vibrant alternate publication scene. Published twice yearly for three consecutive years is The Pulse, an irreverent look at pop culture, music, fashion, food, and our neighborhood stores. Synapse is an intelligent summary of current events in the science and medical fields. Novus Libellus is produced by our Classics devotees, proving that Latin is alive and well at Trinity. Our newest publication is Discourse, a lively student look at politics, world events, and social issues.
Recently converted from a newspaper, In the Middle is the Middle School student blog. Topics posted to the blog are entirely student generated and are drawn from local, national and international news items. Prompted by postings about global warming, national and world politics, professional sports, popular movies, and school events like the MS musical and the student vs. faculty volleyball game, In the Middle bloggers are provided with a chance to read the thoughts of others and to share their own. The In the Middle staff has also interviewed teachers and students, and has even done a bit of investigative journalism.
The Art and Literature magazine, INK, is a periodical published by students in grades 7 and 8. This publication celebrates the creative work generated by any Middle School student. INK provides staff members with a forum in which to share their thoughts on layout, design, and editing; to attend creative writing workshops; to meet with guest speakers; and to engage in discussions about the writing, photography, and visual art submitted by their peers.