co- written by Yumna Leghari We know what you’re thinking. How will Arthur Newspaper, the “leftist student rag,” take a stance on what is happening right now? We have been faced with many challenges this year, and many controversial stories...
Over the course of my four years at Trent, one of the complaints that I have heard frequently from students and community members is that this is a university lacking a clear identity. With other schools across the province, it’s...
In Professor Tom Symons’ inaugural address at the opening of Trent University in 1964 he declared that “The philosophy of our University is… reflected in the decision that Trent should be a collegiate university.” There is one word in...
I stared at a grand plant with giant leaves cascading onto a linoleum floor for about 10 minutes before I began writing this. Each tiny stem hosted a promising green bud and fully developed, lush green leaves that shone...
I left Trent only to become a despondent post-graduate when the high of freedom from academic pressure wore off. I had become a tiny gear in the machinery of a call center. This was a necessary service to society,...
Co-written with Pat Reddick. Looking back fifty years, the world was a different place. In August 1964, the very first issue of Arthur was still more than two years away from rolling off the press and, as hard as it...
Brackets and parentheses, like all forms of punctuation, have a specific function. Where there may not be space to fully elaborate a point -- like in the title of a talk -- they can be used to add in...
On Monday November 17 the local store Things From Mom’s Basement officially moved from a basement storefront to a larger, street-level location just upstairs. The new location is very much an expansion. Store owner Erin Knowles said (in a release...
Two years ago, during one of my third-year Public History classes, professor Tom Symons, Trent University’s founding president, visited and shared a few stories about early days of this school. Among the stories that he told was a remarkable...
Hey, where are you from? I’m Canadian. Yeah, but, where are you really from? Toronto. Okay but… where are your parents from? I came across a copy of The Globe and Mail at a cafe on Thursday left open on a page of MP...