Interview with BIPOC Liason: Rhea Shahe
Interview with BIPOC Liason: Rhea Shahe
Aras Mommertz interviews the Trent Centre for Women and Trans People’s BIPOC Liaison, Rhea Shahe. Rhea explains the importance of her work providing an explicitly BIPOC-focused space in an organization that must contend with issues of representation. She shares the results of her research at the Centre and the projects she is currently focused on: BIPOC Archives Nogo and the BIPOC self-care zine in collaboration with the Trent Queer Collective.
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Aras Mommertz
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February 24, 2021
Confessions of Trent Teacher Candidates
Confessions of Trent Teacher Candidates
Elizabeth Mitton sits down (virtually) with four of Trent’s teacher candidates to discuss their unique perspectives and experiences as both teacher and student during the COVID-19 pandemic. The teaching candidates talk about the successes and challenges that come with learning to become a teacher during one of the most difficult times to be a teacher.
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Elizabeth Mitton
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February 16, 2021
Defending Moose on Unceded Lands
Defending Moose on Unceded Lands
In this Arthur exclusive, Cheyenne Wood interviews an Indigenous Trent Student who was involved in organizing a moratorium on unceded Algonquin lands near La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve in Northern Quebec. Local Anishinaabeg community members have been calling for a five year moratorium on non-Indigenous moose hunting to to allow for repopulation. Recent years have seen a steep decline in moose, and a lack of response from the Quebec government. Cheyenne Wood uses this example to explore other examples of contemporary colonial violence in Canada, and the difficulties involved in defending unceded territory.
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Cheyenne Wood
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February 12, 2021
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
Aimee Anctil argues for the importance of high quality, complex, and realistic queer BIPOC representation in media. Pulling from shows like 'The Legend of Korra' and 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' Anctil underscores the impact queer BIPOC representation has had in her life. On the other hand, shows like 'The 100' and 'Riverdale' and basically everything produced by Netflix fail to give queer characters the story arcs they deserve. Tropes like bury your queers and queer-coding evil characters are harmful; “Children internalize it all, regardless of if they are aware of it or not.” Stay critical, Anctil implores, and demand better from the networks.
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Aimée Anctil
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February 24, 2021
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
On Trent Land: 'Sus'tainable
With the recent approval of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan, including all the sustainability promises it promises, Francene Francis reflects on the current sustainability of the Symons campus. The Lands Plan is meant for holistic, ecological development that will improve life, work, and play on the Trent campus. Using the three pillars of sustainability as a guideline, she examines Trent’s sustainability framework and the plans folded into the new guiding document.
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Francene Francis
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February 19, 2021
On Trent Land: 'Sus'tainable
RPM Challenge: On the Record
Spencer Wells and Skye Vasey discuss some fundamental techniques to capturing audio, including microphone placement, natural acoustics, sound isolation and much more. The article reflects both Spencer and Skye's individual experiences in DIY recording, referring to many easy-to-learn tricks that anyone can use to record high-quality audio. Part of a month-long series documenting the 2021 RPM Challenge.
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Spencer Wells
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Skye Vasey
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February 18, 2021
RPM Challenge: On the Record
New Year New Queer: Review of the Trent Queer Collective’s Annual General MeetingNew Year New Queer: Review of the Trent Queer Collective’s Annual General Meeting
New Year New Queer: Review of the Trent Queer Collective’s Annual General Meeting
Aras Mommertz reviews the Trent Queer Collective (TQC)'s Annual General Meeting, where the organization re-caps what they have been up to over the past year. Learn more about how the TQC are bringing the Queer community together and uplifting Queer voices, through their radio show 'Queer Talks', their QTBIPOC fund, their rebrand, and their upcoming plans for a Queer Skateboarding group come Spring!
Catching up on the Subway Chicken Court Catastrophe
For over three years, Trent University and the CBC have been locked in a legal battle against Subway for a Marketplace episode involving a lab test done on campus, confirming the quality of the chicken products being served by a multitude of fast-food chains. Spencer Wells follows up on the extensive history and media developments of this series of cases, of which set historic precedents for all of the parties involved.
For over three years, Trent University and the CBC have been locked in a legal battle against Subway for a Marketplace episode involving a lab test done on campus, confirming the quality of the chicken products being served by a multitude of fast-food chains. Spencer Wells follows up on the extensive history and media developments of this series of cases, of which set historic precedents for all of the parties involved.
The Showstopper: How COVID-19 has Affected Local Performing Arts Organizations
One of the first to close, and presumably one of the last to reopen due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s arts and culture scene has remained out of the spotlight for almost a year. In this article, Elizabeth Mitton goes behind the scenes of the Peterborough Arts Recovery Alliance, an ad-hoc group which represents 13 local performing arts organizations, to discuss the impacts the pandemic has had on the arts, and how they’re aiming to come back even stronger.
One of the first to close, and presumably one of the last to reopen due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Peterborough-Nogojiwanong’s arts and culture scene has remained out of the spotlight for almost a year. In this article, Elizabeth Mitton goes behind the scenes of the Peterborough Arts Recovery Alliance, an ad-hoc group which represents 13 local performing arts organizations, to discuss the impacts the pandemic has had on the arts, and how they’re aiming to come back even stronger.
What's the Point?
As we near the year anniversary of c*vid shutting down the country, we thought we’d spend some time unpacking the pandemic from a critical perspective. In this episode, we speak with Trent Professor Colleen O’Manique who graciously answered our 1 million questions. Welcome to the hellscape! We're glad you're here with us.
Black Girls Chatter
Alicia and Shae dive into the concerning topic about Canada’s involvement with environmental racism and how it immensely damages BIPOC communities.
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
Aimee Anctil argues for the importance of high quality, complex, and realistic queer BIPOC representation in media. Pulling from shows like 'The Legend of Korra' and 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' Anctil underscores the impact queer BIPOC representation has had in her life. On the other hand, shows like 'The 100' and 'Riverdale' and basically everything produced by Netflix fail to give queer characters the story arcs they deserve. Tropes like bury your queers and queer-coding evil characters are harmful; “Children internalize it all, regardless of if they are aware of it or not.” Stay critical, Anctil implores, and demand better from the networks.
On Trent Land: 'Sus'tainableOn Trent Land: 'Sus'tainable
With the recent approval of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan, including all the sustainability promises it promises, Francene Francis reflects on the current sustainability of the Symons campus. The Lands Plan is meant for holistic, ecological development that will improve life, work, and play on the Trent campus. Using the three pillars of sustainability as a guideline, she examines Trent’s sustainability framework and the plans folded into the new guiding document.
RPM Challenge: On the RecordRPM Challenge: On the Record
Spencer Wells and Skye Vasey discuss some fundamental techniques to capturing audio, including microphone placement, natural acoustics, sound isolation and much more. The article reflects both Spencer and Skye's individual experiences in DIY recording, referring to many easy-to-learn tricks that anyone can use to record high-quality audio. Part of a month-long series documenting the 2021 RPM Challenge.
Faculty Focused On Student Success Despite Pandemic's ChallengesFaculty Focused On Student Success Despite Pandemic's Challenges
The Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA) find that online learning during the pandemic has brought about feelings of isolation for students and professors alike. Using data gathered by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, TUFA discusses the immense challenges and successes of online learning as well as areas for improvement within the university and across the province broadly.
A Case for Parks in a Pandemic
Robert Gibson explores the role of biodiversity loss on the instance of zoonotic pandemics, as well as the role that Peterborough can play in preventing this. Between the proposed developments around town to park spaces already lost to new builds, Peterborough has a way to go to imporving the park space available to the public, especially in a time like this.
The Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of SleazyThe Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of Sleazy
The Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of Sleazy
Resident literary critic, Dante Pettapiece, dives into Mark Leyner's recent book The Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit.
A Review of a Service Canada phone callA Review of a Service Canada phone call
A Review of a Service Canada phone call
Robert Gibson reviews a Service Canada phone call in this timely piece of comedy as more people are using Service Canada over the phone. While his experience was a hellscape, he hopes you have a better time.
The Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of SleazyThe Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of Sleazy
The Arthur Literary Review: Mark Leyner is the Right Kind of Sleazy
Resident literary critic, Dante Pettapiece, dives into Mark Leyner's recent book The Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit.
RPM Challenge: A Songwriter’s PrimerRPM Challenge: A Songwriter’s Primer
RPM Challenge: A Songwriter’s Primer
With the RPM Challenge officially underway, Spencer Wells offers insightful tips and techniques on how to get started on the songwriting process. The challenge is seeking musical submissions from anyone and everyone interested, regardless of prior musical experience. This article is part of a month-long document highlighting the event, with each article reflecting Spencer's progress as he participates in the challenge himself.
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