I don’t like speculating in my editorials, but this week I just can’t resist the urge. I wholeheartedly believe that Trent’s Board of Governors intends to divest from fossil fuels if it can find a way to do so. It may...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
At the TCSA’s annual general meeting, a bylaw was adopted stating that the union will henceforth be “prohibited” from removing the $95.01 student centre levy, altering its purpose in any way, or diminishing its value until the building is...
As much as it pains me to write this, given that I’m penning this editorial a full five weeks before Christmas, it now seems  impossible to deny that the holiday season is firmly upon us. And with the first real...
Canada woke up on Monday morning to be flooded by devastating news. As the world is now aware, six innocent men lost their lives in an act of terror on January 29th between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and...