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...
When the news broke last spring that the Office of Student Affairs was planning a dramatic overhaul of Trent’s college system, members of the community, undoubtedly recalling the university’s spotty track record for collegiate preservation, reacted with suspicion. Over the...
With the municipal election quickly approaching, it’s no doubt that soon everyone’s favourite news outlets will be filled to the brim with election coverage. At Arthur we’ll be focused heavily on what’s happening in Peterborough. Our coverage will be critical...
Welcome to Trent, and welcome to Peterborough. One of the best things about this community you just became a member of is it’s fantastic local music scene. This is a shortlist of a few of my favourite local bands. I would...
First of all, to the first year students reading this paper, whether you stumbled across it by chance or pulled it out of your shiny new ISW bag, welcome to Trent University! You’re about to take your first brave steps...

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Things Everyone Needs To Know Our goal is to produce a weekly newspaper that gives informative, interesting and accurate accounts of events and issues relevant to Trent students. Arthur has an anti-oppressive mandate. This means we seek to participate in redressing...
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...
Last week at Arthur’s editorial elections, I was served with a poignant reminder of how easily an emphasis on procedure can get in the way of vision. One of first the questions posed to Pat and I that night concerned...
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...
I sit here writing this editorial after finishing the production of my 50th issue of Arthur. What an amazing feeling. Though I feel happy and fulfilled, I am so sad that my time as editor is over. I decided not...