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...
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...
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 has been more than two years now since the Ontario government and, specifically, the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) began their province-wide initiative to differentiate the post secondary education sector. What began with the 2012 MTCU...
The CBC has radio, television, and Internet content. This content includes entertainment, documentaries, sports coverage, and even journalism. Why then is a publicly owned and operated newspaper not among its services? It’s easy to make the argument that journalism is...
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....
By the time you read this, the results of Peterborough’s municipal election will be well known. Unfortunately, given the nature of our publication schedule, the same cannot be said for me as I write this editorial. One of the downsides...
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...
With all the criticism Arthur has published on the changes to the college system lately, I’m confused as to why students aren’t more excited about the PR Community and Student Association’s (PRCSA) plans to buy back the old Peter...
The Trent University community is certainly no stranger to bureaucratic mismanagement, controversy, and general administrative unpleasantness. From the fiasco that was the 2002 closure of Peter Robinson College, to the widely unpopular conversion of Traill College from am undergraduate to ...