Uniting to chase that ever-elusive goal of peace Dear Arthur, Reports on the first Canadian bombing missions in Iraq stressed that targets in Falluja were “precisely targeted” by lasers. Some years ago I visited a site in Baghdad so precisely targeted that...
Justice — Not War! Government is about who gets what. Government funding declares to the world what the government values – and what it doesn’t. The same weekend that Harper’s Conservative government announced the extension of Canadian troop commitment in Iraq,...
To all Trent students who have read the letter in Arthur addressing Newfangled (and recommending it be burned): as a Christian and a Trent student, I would like to extend an apology. I am sorry that this was written...
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...
I’m skeptical of genius. It’s not that I don’t believe it exists. There are some very bright people in this world. It’s just that when that word gets tossed around, it tends to be in its most reductive form. It...
I am tired. I am tired of this need to compare. This is something that no one talks about in Church. There is this pressure to be a “Perfect Church Girl” (PCG, if you like). Someone who has the...
Recently, the Trent-Loyalist Journalism program put together a panel event called “Insights and Advice from Trent Alumni Journalists.” Journalism students, members of Trent student media (yours truly and Trent Radio), and Trent alumni met in the First Peoples’ House...
I look at declawing a cat the same way I see pinning a dog’s ears up or removing the tail: unnecessary, pain, and aesthetic in a hegemonic and outdated sense. But mainly, selfish. Not only is declawing banned in twenty­-two...
The obnoxious few members in current student leadership have silenced the majority of the student population. The students at Trent University have been under a student union that is not democratic; it is narrow-minded and over all prejudiced. This has...
The National Shame of our Missing Women Test your knowledge of Canadiana: Which group of Canadians is seven times more likely to die a violent death than the average Canadian? Unless you were at the vigil at Millennium Park last Saturday,...