It’s hard to believe that a full year has gone by since Pat and I were elected co-editors of Arthur for volume 49. That night, March 27, 2014, I was warned that the year would go by way too...
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...
Why are there so few women in politics? I think the wrong answer is “well, women don’t care about politics.” I think women are quite political. So why does this gender gap exist? Last year I took a fourth-year politics...
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...
There are many justifiable bones to pick with several of the major institutions and corporations presently operating. All too often “subversive” actions against these powers, however well intentioned they may be, end up doing nothing aside from hurting people who...
There have never been more educated people in the world than there are right now. According to Government of Canada research conducted in 2012, 93 percent of the Canadian population between the ages of 25 and 44 hold an...
Since taking root towards the end of the 1970s, neoliberalism has separated services and goods from their social function and ideology, rendering them into utilities that only exist for the sake of accumulating wealth. Very few sectors of life...
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...
Publishing an article like the one on the cover of this week’s issue is never something an editor wants to do. In fact, it’s with great displeasure that we do so. But, there is no doubt in our minds...
This year, Arthur Newspaper is celebrating its 50th year. When Yumna and I were running for the position, we envisioned retrospective issues to highlight the different stages the paper has gone through. We were big fans of previous co-editor’s...