On the afternoon of January 8, people took to Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s downtown streets in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and its Unist’ot’en and Gidimt'en clans. Unist’ot’en Camp is a protection and action camp of Unist’ot’en clan members and supporters on Wet’suwet’en...
I am trans. This means several things at once. It means, in my case, that I am AFAB – that is, assigned female at birth. Birth sex assignment is a nigh universal experience; mine just happened to be the incorrect assignment....

Raw Sewage

To spend reading break on a beach in the Caribbean sounds like idyllic holiday most students crave. A chance to do field work in Barbados at McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute may fit this holiday description for some students. However,...

The Fruit Machine

In the 1950s and 1960s, an academic named Frank Robert Wake created an invention designed to test for homosexuality, with the end goal of identifying and filtering out all gay people from the Canadian civil service and military. Wake’s...
This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. In the seven decades since, our society’s relationship to cultural and religious differences continues to ebb and flow with the political climate and current social discourses....
“I couldn’t imagine studying development and not spending a year abroad in a developing country,” said Sarah O’Toole, a fourth-year Trent student with a double major in International Development and Philosophy. “I learned how to be independent.” O’Toole was involved...
October 17, 2018 will surely go down as a milestone in Canadian history because it marks the legalization of cannabis in our nation. Talks of legalization have been going on for quite some time but were made more tangible...

Fraud Squad

In his presidential headshot, Rizki Rachiq appears confident and relaxed. The former Student Federation of University of Ottawa (SFUO) Vice President of Finance has his arms crossed and is wearing a crisp grey suit. He is showing off a...

The Right to Learn

On Wednesday, September 19 the TCSA hosted a film screening of the documentary The Right to Learn, as well as a panel discussion on the accessibility of post-secondary education. The film, made by Ryerson Film student Conor Devries, captures...
To say that from the moment that Games of Thrones emerged, it was so good, everything else has been bad is akin to saying that since Trump became president, America has been broken. Neither could have broken a system...