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...
Do you know what’s a fun way to pass the time when you’re home for the holidays, your parent’s house doesn’t have internet access, and everyone’s gone back to work? Well, if you have a secret dream of being...
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...
Student Association of International Development (SAID), in collaboration with Trent International Students Association (TISA) has started a series of lectures, films and discussions for the Scholars at Risk (SAR). SAR is an international network of institutions and individuals working to...
Anyone who has ever caught and gutted their own fish knows that the entire ordeal can be fairly messy. Even more untidy are the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public conversations taking place regarding the acceptance of...
In 1973, the state of Israel acknowledged the Beta Israel, also known as Ethiopian Jews. These are Jewish communities that developed and lived for centuries in the area of Aksumite and Ethiopian empires as one of the ten lost tribes;...
When Justin Trudeau visited Trent University, he spoke candidly about Canada’s current political climate, and how we are now perceived by the world as opposed to the past. “There was a time,” he said, “that leaders would turn to...
Gujarat, an Indian state, has implemented a new strategy for the development of renewable energy. The idea consists of covering water canals with solar panels in order to not only provide another source of energy, but to avoid water...
We are not doing a good job in fighting global poverty. This was a sentiment expressed by members of the panel at the recent WUSC Colloquium Series event, titled “Addressing Poverty through Education of Women in Developing Countries.” Trent University...
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society – Angela Davis In the past two weeks there has been a strong backlash against Beyoncé’s performance at the Superbowl Half-Time concert from the white, conservative media and...