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Spread Positivity, Not Germs

Monday, April 27, 2020
collage of social media photos from tiger community

The Trinity community comes together on social media to provide support and encouragement while quarantined

by Sydney Rhodes '23

Despite the distance and the trials presented by COVID-19 as people all across the globe try to adjust to a new way of life, the Trinity community is determined to stay connected. Parents, students, teachers, organizations, and even pets are coming together on social media to make the transition to online learning a little brighter. We have compiled some of our favorite posts to share with you in an effort to highlight the people who have made us feel a little less isolated. 


Trinity’s tradition of Maroon Fridays continues online with Rebecca Densley’s Principles of Advertising class. 

zoom grid with students in maroon


Daphne Tett ’23 is all set up to do remote learning from home!

student set up at her desk


Sport management professor Jacob Tingle ’95 celebrates #BowTieThursday with his class. “Class may be virtual, but the bow tie is real.”

jacob tingle at his laptop


More 50 students from the Trinity choir program got together for a Zoom social filled with songs, stories, and lots of laughter!

lots of choir students on a zoom grid


Tiger parent Angela Sammons and her family are spreading positivity with the help of a local photographer and their furry friends in the #frontstepsproject. 

family in maroon on their front porch


Before the students moved out for the semester, they set up a wall near the Witt Center where they could come together as a community and write sticky notes about things they were grateful for during the chaos.

trinity brick wall with post it notes


Trinity faculty are joining in the spread of positivity with their children, like English professor Kelly Carlisle and her three-year-old. Pictured here is their awesome recreation of Murchison Tower!

murchison tower made of blocks


Students have been coming up with clever ways to create a successful learning environment. Ezra Serebrin ’23 made a doorknob sign for when remote school is in session!

lanyard on doorknob with trinity logo


Religion professor Angela Tarango has her online classroom helper, Serena, join her in her remote Religion Lectures. 

professor with her cat in her office


Education professor Angela Breidenstein ’91, M’92 captured the reactions of the graduate students in her Master of Arts in Teaching program as they celebrate their classmate Khaniya Russell ’19 after she accepted an offer for her first teaching job! Congrats Khaniya! 

zoom grid of students and professors clapping