TRINITY TODAY COLLEGE NEWS COMMUNITY TIES The Trinity College Outreach Society’s charity gala raised more than $6000. Funds were donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Vampire Shield blood drives and The Smith Family tutoring program. Mental health and wellbeing were also in the spotlight with trained mental health reps holding focused chats at Trinity to support residents. Inaugural Arts Festival Trinity College held its first Arts Festival in September. This was an opportunity for our resident performers to sing, dance and act for their fellow Trinitarians, while an exhibition showed off the College’s artistic talent. The day was sweetened with ice-cream and wine tasting. Wine not Members of Trinity’s wine club toured the Mornington Peninsula in semester one, then tasted their way around the Yarra Valley in semester two. ROCKING OUT TRINITY RAN SECOND IN THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMPETITION WITH A ROCKING FUNK‑STYLE PERFORMANCE. WE’RE THE VOICE The Candystripes booked some of their first gigs at birthdays and work functions to take the voice of Trinity far and wide. The Tiger Tones made a great fundraising effort and raised $10 000 for charity Beyond Blue. The boys also recorded at Abbey Road Studios in Melbourne and are preparing for a UK tour in December. THE YEAR Play time Trinity performed the play Rhinoceros, which follows the character of Bérenger (played by Joe Carbone) as other inhabitants of his small French town turn into rhinos. FLASHBACK In 1898, Trinity performed the Alcestis of Euripdes  at the Melbourne Town Hall, in its original Greek, accompanied by 100 choral voices from the Melbourne Liedertafel and led by renowned musician and composer Professor Marshall-Hall. It was the first Greek tragedy to be performed in Victoria. Trinity students returned to the Town Hall a century later to perform the Alcestis in 1998. Speak now The Dialectic Society had some fun, kicking off the fresher debate with the argument that then Senior Student, Ted Wyles (pictured), should take on Campbell Bairstow’s job when he retires. As convincing as the argument was, the opposing team won and the College appointed Leonie Jongenelis as the new Dean of the Residential College instead (see page 8). Read more about Campbell’s departure on page 10. The society also held its inaugural Dialectic Dinner to debate Australian public policy with alumnus and CEO of the Grattan Institute, John Daley. 4