As a white settler in Nogojiwanong, Peterborough. I am grateful for the time, effort and heart that Brendan has put into this piece; it hits home for me in so many spots. I am writing this to speak to...
A year ago, the Trent community was challenged in its understanding of whiteness and anti-racism when the TCSA hosted an event called "It's Okay to Be (Against) White(ness)." White nationalists came out of the woodwork and we made the...
The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that one in five Canadians will experience an issue with mental health or mental illness. Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians, yet conversations about mental health are often neglected due to the stigma...
On February 24, a GoFundMe page in support of Trent Professor and historian, Dr. Carolyn Kay, and her family went live. The description of the fundraising page informed community members that “On February 20th, Carolyn received a diagnosis of...
“If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there's no progress. If you pull it all the way out that's not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made....
Let’s all be honest: weed is pretty ‘dope’ (as the kids would say). That objective fact seems to have filtered slowly into all aspects of our society. Yes, from tired and thinly-stretched pop culture tropes to the use of...
When an article pitch about burrito judging came across my metaphorical desk, I immediately signed up. Gathering like-minded allies and comrades, we set out to find Peterborough’s best burritos. (Note: this is entirely subjective and we already have personal...
With Punxsutawney Phil reporting an early spring this Groundhog Day, it is hard not to be so full of excitement that you pull out your whole summer wardrobe, despite it still being the middle of February. Fortunately, I am...
Let’s cut to the chase: Gillette’s controversial ad is a close shave away from becoming one of the most discussed commercials in the 21st century – for better or for worse. The razor product company recently aired a short...
Valentine’s Day is coming up fast. The question of what to get your partner can be hard. One way to make it easier is to use the love languages. Gary Chapman created the love languages in the 1990s to help...