I am very pleased that the opportunity has arisen for international students to tell some of their stories. As a Brit in Canada I spend time with the internationals, and the comments made about how different things are back...
1989 is an album by Taylor Swift. 1989 is also the opening line of the Public Enemy song, ‘Fight the Power.’ Well, actually, the full line goes “1989, the number/another summer/sound of the funky drummer.” Anyways, the song was released 26...
Last December, on my way to class, I passed by the gas station and realized that the price of gas was just under a dollar. Many people are content, as it takes significantly less money to fill the tank....
“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...
It is the time of the year where the world holds their breath and prays for a mild storm season along the equator. This year those prayers were not answered, and Hurricane Matthew has blazed a trail through Haiti,...
Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, which she shares with Kailash Satyarthi, as recognition “for their struggle against oppression of young people and children in South Asia” (the Nobel committee chairman, Thorbjoern Jagland). “This award is...
As of October 26th, a refugee camp that housed close to 7,000 migrants attempting to gain entry to the United Kingdom was dismantled in Calais. Despite housing just a fraction of the 77,000 residents at the refugee camp in...
The Afro-Latino experience is often invisible. Despite the deep intersections between Black and Latino identity and the impacts of Afro Latinos in Latin America’s social, cultural, political, religious and economic fabrics, Afro-Latino voices remain largely muted. The term Afro-Latino complicates...
If you’ve merely opened and scrolled through a social media feed in the past month, you’ve likely seen the hashtag #MeToo over multiple platforms. If not, allow me to offer a brief overview. The Me Too campaign was originally started...
The rise of the so-denominated ISIS or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is in no way a surprise. It is rooted in a history of war and despair that goes far beyond the confines of modern...