This weekend will be the final wind down for one of the biggest most popular cultural festivals in North America, Caribana. For those of you who don't know, Caribana is an infectious, feel-good cultural festival sourcing from Caribbean origins. It...
“Technology is anything made by humans – IT is the integration of it.” Trent’s Information Technology (IT) Department has released a comprehensive Strategic Plan entitled “New Beginnings” detailing how IT services will move forward from 2013 to 2015. Associate Vice...
As of June 2013 the Disability Services Office (DSO) has changed its name to Student Accessibility Services (SAS). The Director of the Student Wellness Centre, Stewart Engelberg, tells Arthur that “the main factor involved the notion of stigma reduction.” The...
Past and present students, faculty, and community members gathered at Gzowski College, home of the Indigenous Studies department, to have a panel discussion about Indigenous education earlier this week. The event garnered much interest as it included Former Prime...
The students have spoken in favour of a student centre in the Trent Central Student Association’s (TCSA) most recent election. Voting students were given a choice, to say no all together or to say yes and select their choice of...
The Trent University Board of Governors has passed, in principle, the Trent Oshawa Strategic and Business Plan for 2013-17. This does not fully put the Trent Oshawa plan in to motion, but expresses that the Board is comfortable supporting it...
Mercury, the liquid metal, has been used for centuries due to its unique properties in items such as thermometers and tooth fillings although its use has declined as we have become aware of its toxic side effects. However, it...
Remember all those things you’ve wanted to do, the places you’ve wanted to go, and the amazing people you’ve wished you could meet? And have you done those things? Not many of us can say we’ve even tried to...
Environmental justice encompasses a diversity of intersecting struggles which aim to address the root causes of environmental degradation and human rights violations. Through attempting to name corporate greed, capitalism, colonialism, and heteropatriarchy as the problem rather than promote consumerist...
Happy Positivity Issue! Here at the Spoon, things seem pretty positive—there is a group of happy students laughing over their Spanish homework at one table, loyal volunteer Carolyn (on her third year at the Spoon!) is smiling despite the...