Last week I co-wrote an article on the phenomenon of implicit bias: biases based on race, gender, orientation, and other noticeable attributes of which the biased individuals themselves are often unaware. These biases often occur in the workplace, academic,...
February happens to be the shortest month of the year, and conveniently Turner Syndrome Awareness Month. Turner Syndrome (TS) happens when a female is born missing an X chromosome, or part of one, affecting roughly one in every 2,500...

Airport Reflections

Traveling during the holidays is always an interesting experience. There usually isn’t a lot of time to observe “airport culture” as it is often neglected due to the rush associated of traveling. However, a 12-hour layover provided me with a...
Lindsay Yates is a fourth-year Gender and Women's Studies and Media Studies undergraduate student. She is the Ethical Standards Commissioner for the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. With International Women's Day 2018 upon us,...
Something good is growing at Trent. Something succulent and delicious. Hidden amongst the crowds of students, orientation week activities, labs and lecture halls are luscious organic gardens bursting with mouth-watering produce just waiting to be discovered. Alright, truthfully there are...
Marilyn Monroe once said, “All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.” While spoken with virtuous intent, this quotation no less begs the question: what defines pretty? Furthermore, who is in charge of deciding...
When we were young, Halloween was a time where we would conjure up the scariest or most animated costumes we could think of and parade around the neighborhood with pillowcases collecting candy from strangers. We’d get home, sort our...
Construction began on the highly anticipated student center at Trent in April of 2017. As students looked up from their exam notes in the soon-to-be-closed Bata library, they wondered what the center would have in store for them come...
Walking into a beauty supply store in the hood is like walking into a parallel universe. Cheap bright lipsticks grab your eye immediately. Hair hangs from the ceiling. There is abundant hair dye, cheap gold jewelry, and every hair...
Talking about my family can sometimes be awkward. I have queer parents, which to me is normal, but for others seems very different. Occasionally, people are outwardly homophobic. Obviously, this is what I dread when telling people about my...