Discussing the results of the Trent Central Student Association’s annual presidential debate with my Arthur colleagues late last Thursday night, we all concluded that this was undoubtedly the most interesting and substantial debates of the past few TCSA election...
Asma Jahangir has died. A lawyer and human rights activist in Pakistan, there’s pretty a good argument to suggest she is the bravest person ever -- fighting for women, children and religious minorities in Pakistan is not exactly the...
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...
Any change made to Introductory Seminar Week (ISW) seems to be a point of contention for the Trent community. There’s a good reason for this: introductory seminars are what make our version of university orientation unique. Few other universities give...
Reporting on the facts is a never ending struggle. Where did these facts come from, how biased are they, and who is affected by these facts? Who is reporting this news, and do they fully grasp the nuances of...
In January, Arthur published and then retracted what we had called a debate about gender-neutral washrooms. At the time, we said that we were retracting the piece for two reasons. First, we never should have framed safe-spaces for marginalized...
Beginnings of years are usually defined by two things: assessing what you have and looking forward to what might be. In these pages , Arthur has tried to do something similar for Trent, where events of the past few...
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...
During my recent interview with Trent University’s new President, Dr. Leo Groake (published in our last issue), he discussed at length the arrival of the digital age and how he believes it will transform higher education around the world....
If students weren’t engaged before the candidates for the TCSA’s Spring Election were announced, they definitely weren’t afterwards. Two out of three executive positions are running unopposed this year, including the position of President. This is the second year in a...