On Aug. 9, 2014, underneath the scorching sun lay the lifeless body of an unarmed black teen: Michael Brown, riddled with bullets. Amidst controversy, tragedy and hope, Black Lives Matter was born – a movement dedicated towards familiarizing our...
Co-written by Zara Syed In 2001, Trent students barricaded themselves in the Vice President’s office for three days. They were fighting for transparent democratic representation regarding changes to the the impending closure of Peter Robinson College. They demanded that democratic...
Justin Trudeau is unlike many politicians-maybe, more accurately, there is not another politician like him. A youthful crowd, interspersed with families and the more experienced members of our community, attests to the idea that Trudeau is inspiring many. Beyond...
On Saturday, November 14th, Masjid Al- Salaam was set ablaze in an act of terrorism. The day before, an attack on Paris shook the world and solidified our pre- conditioned idea of who a Terrorist is. It was an atmosphere...
Co-written by Zara Syed Canada woke up on October 20th to a different political atmosphere. Arguments of unprecedented optimism aside, we no longer live in a Harper government. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that there is no longer someone...
That was the question I was faced with as a member of Gzowski College Cabinet when a $14,000 Gzowski College office expansion proposal was presented for approval at a recent Cabinet meeting. After being updated on a round...
On Sunday, August 9th, Peterborough locals gathered on the T-Wharf at Little Lake to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings in 1945. Among the organizers was Carol Winter, who contacted Arthur about the event....
An article recently published on The Examiner, titled: “Trent University: No Jobs for Canadian Students?” outlines an ill-funded and misinformed opinion about student job opportunities at Trent University. The article described how at a particular point in time, the few...
If you haven’t heard yet, The X-Files have landed in Peterborough. Director Kate Story, along with some excellent talent, has turned the quintessential ‘monster-of-the-week’ television show into a live theatre spectacle right in downtown Peterborough. The serialized drama plays every...
Having recently, finally, been diagnosed as autistic it really opened my eyes to how many popular misconceptions about autism there is, not just among the general public, but also the general ‘literature’ surrounding autism. As such I was going to...