We all know the negative effects that unemployment can have on a community and the familiar frustration of being just one name in a stack of resumes for the handful of job openings that can actually be found. ...
On March 28, 2013, I played pool with Bill. Oh, and the President of Trent University, Dr. Steven Franklin. But first, I need to talk about suits and battle-axes. Last spring, I went to a “President’s Open Forum” at...
Did you know that university professors have their own lives and back stories just like your favourite secondary TV characters? It’s true! To prove it, Arthur sought out the enigmatic Douglas J. McDermid, one of Trent’s Associate Professors of...
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal genetic disorder that affects one in 3,500 boys. DMD is caused by a genetic mutation in the gene that encodes dystrophin. Because dystrophin is missing, the muscle cells are damaged, causing muscle...
Let’s talk about sex. An activity that is both the subject of praise and criticism, sex is one of the biggest components of our humanity. It’s been a source of power, of controversy, of misunderstanding; sex has toppled governments...
If you ask any of your close friends what they would change about them if they had a chance, usually you will come back with at least one answer. Sometimes you will come back with more than a few....
When John Davidson and his wife learned that their son Jesse had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), it changed their life forever. From that day on they have been dedicated to finding the elusive cure for DMD. In 1995 John...
Brought to you by Trent Active Minds   The Climax   I am miserable all the time, perpetually on the brink of tears. I will never accomplish my dreams. School seems pointless since I don’t think I’ll be alive much longer. I feel like...
To say that I’m writing anything to do with bullying on the week we decide to publish a positivity-focused paper is strange, to say the least. There’s nothing good, or positive, or happy about bullying. Not one thing, though my...
Photo by Alice Froude There are a many number of wonderful things about our small country that so many people don’t know about. As Hugh Grant once said in Love Actually (posing as the prime minister), “We may be a...