Remembrance Day always seems to uncover the same predictable public disagreements. Should stores be allowed to play holiday music between Halloween and November 12? Is it insensitive that businesses showcase Christmas trees instead of poppies in their window displays...
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...
I’ll give them some credit; 16.3 percent is not the worst Spring Election turnout in the TCSA’s history. But it’s far below their goal of drawing a quarter of members to the polls. It also falls below last year’s turnout. And...
 The tide is turning against academic institutions. Just 36% of Republicans in America believe that Universities have a positive effect on their country. In Canada Progressive Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer wants to revoke funding for universities that don’t...
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...
The celebration of old racist people does not belong on schools, or in public squares. The history of Canada soaked in blood and beaver pelts, and to celebrate this history is the height of continued colonization. That being said,...
The best goodbyes manage to sum up the entirety of a relationship in a highly digestible, tear-inducing method. I hope this final editorial manages to do none of those things. In the past 2 years working with Arthur, I have...
Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending Artspace’s 40th Anniversary party and hearing the story of its early years. While the whole night was a treat, I was particularly inspired by Joe Stable’s slideshow presentation on the early...
It’s official—Matt Rappolt and I will be the editors of Arthur’s Volume 49. From the look of things, it’s possible that we’ll be treated to one of the most newsworthy years in recent memory. Trent is celebrating it’s 50th, a new...
Every time something political comes up, like an election, young people get to hear all about how little they care about politics, how they don’t vote, and so on. Ironically, they also get to hear about how important of a...