50th anniversary letdown Hi, Three of us decided to go to the 50th anniversary weekend (August 7-10, 2014) coming from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. We did an overnighter in Otonabee on the Saturday night as were were in residence together in...
Examining the shortcomings of capitalism We will begin with the premise that everyone has the inherent right to own property in a capitalist society. Ownership of land, resources, technology, and intellectual property is a very detrimental component of capitalism for...
Contrary to students’ popular belief, summertime has always been the ideal season for important decisions to be made, notwithstanding the lack of student participation. This year was no exception, as Trent welcomed the arrival of a new president and a...
By the time you read this, the results of Peterborough’s municipal election will be well known. Unfortunately, given the nature of our publication schedule, the same cannot be said for me as I write this editorial. One of the downsides...
There seems to have been great difficulty in writing articles after and about the massacres in France. ‘Trying to write about this is difficult’, so the standard introduction goes. On a base level, I do not think it should...
I am glad that Mr. Brak read my article, “The Crux of Israel and Palestine”, ‘with interest’. I feel it would be prudent of me to allay any concerns he had regarding me and my piece, and respond to...
My little sister is smart. Very smart. Often smarter than I would like to admit. We grew up in a family that talks about politics. No, wait, that’s a lie. We grew up in a family that yells about politics,...
Before you read this I would like to leave the disclaimer that I count Corey Leblanc as one of my friends at Trent University and that I respect the efficient tenacity on display while running his campaign thus far. But...
All the talk of Ron Thom’s architecture in this week’s Arthur and around campus has got me thinking of the next architectural project to take place at Trent: the student centre. When it’s built, it will (hopefully) be a student-operated...
Priceless heirlooms, expressions of love, symbols of prosperity, even the minerals used to produce our everyday products—society values gold for many reasons. But what is the true price of gold? Throughout world history, gold has been used as a measure...