During my five years at Trent, I would occasionally find myself sitting up on those over-sized rocks (obviously not a geology major), waiting for the East Bank bus to pull up in front of Gzowski, asking myself the same...
Dear Trent Administration, As far as the work the administration has done to make Trent University a Positive Space for queer students, I appreciate what’s been accomplished. However, the faculty would greatly benefit from further training on queer issues, especially...
No aspiring journalist’s dreams were crushed in the making of this article, but I can’t deny that they were beaten, bent, and maybe, in a weird kind of way, realized. Journalism, like other professions, has a strict rule: You...
Dear Trent, When Arthur called for submissions for this letters issue, I spent time wondering whether or not I should lament the administration, Aramark, or perhaps even lamentation itself. No, I think I just wanted to write this letter as...
Dear fellow Trent activists, It’s as if sometimes the only thing we are aware of is oppression. When I was studying at Trent, every week, my peers and I in Arthur fiercely resisted oppression. Issues we wrote about ranged from environmental...
What’s the biggest 2013 holiday story across the Canadian and American media? Growing income gaps between the rich and poor? How about the rising levels of seasonal credit card debt? Stagnant employment rates perhaps? Nope. Instead, we’ve been inundated...
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...
If there’s one thing that nearly all students will occasionally turn to in a time of need, it’s caffeine. As essays and exams loom in the near-future more and more of us student-types turn to the stimulant in one of...
When Trent’s founding president, Tom Symons, visited my third-year public history course last summer he shared an anecdote about instructions he once gave to famed Canadian architect Ron Thom. Symons recalled that back in the early 1960s he told...
A once contained issue has now brought the attention of thousands of people across the world putting more pressure on the Russian government about its harsh criminal penalties and corrupt justice system. International tensions with Russia grow even stronger after...