How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 2
In this follow-up, Elizabeth Mitton dives deeper into the changes that resulted from the findings of Robyn Doolittle’s 2017 “Unfounded” investigation for about how Canadian Police services handle sexual assault investigations. Specifically, Elizabeth details the local effects: the changes made in the Peterborough Police Services policy around sexual assault investigations. This piece outlines these changes in great detail.
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June 8, 2021
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1
How Does Peterborough Police Service Investigate Sexual Assault: Part 1
In this article, Elizabeth Mitton dives into Robyn Doolittle’s groundbreaking 2017 Globe and Mail article, “Unfounded” and the impact it had in police precincts across Canada. At the time, Peterborough stood out in this investigation with rates of sexual assault allegations classified as ‘unfounded’ exceeding both the provincial and national rates. Mitton examines the realities behind these numbers and the commitments made by the Peterborough Police Service in response to this investigation..
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June 7, 2021
On Trent Land: An Alternative PlanOn Trent Land: An Alternative Plan
On Trent Land: An Alternative Plan
Connor McCaskill and Carolina Engering are senior undergrad students in Michael Classens’ ERST 4810- Ecological Design course. As their final project, they have chosen to undertake the task of bettering the Trent Lands Plan, specifically proposing an alternative to Cleantech’s ‘Street B’ that will bisect the Trent Vegetable Garden.
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Francene Francis
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April 15, 2021
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Domenica Othwolo, the VP of The Association of Black Students (TABS) writes an open letter to Trent Security, detailing the anti-Black racism that she and others have experienced in their engagements with campus security.
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June 8, 2021
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Little Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses Revolt
In this op-ed, Cameron Noble tracks the rise of anti-mask, anti-vax, anti-lockdown mobilization in our city -- including how local business owners are working together to 'end the lockdowns.'
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Cameron Noble
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April 16, 2021
Little Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses RevoltLittle Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses Revolt
Slander in Cinema
In this article, Aimee Anctil explores the oft-overlooked racist and homophobic tropes in 'Mean Girls' (2004) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010). Anctil reminds us that "we can appreciate art, we must also criticize it for what it is. No art is without flaw, and no film is without its biases."
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Aimée Anctil
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April 15, 2021
Slander in CinemaSlander in Cinema
Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?
In this article, Robert Gibson explores the debate about change rooms at the Peterborough Wellness Centre--diving into whether or not transgender and non-binary folks are being heard by the City of Peterborough. In addition to pointing out some of the transphobic rhetoric being espoused by community members, Gibson interviews a transgender man to provide insight on the developing situation.
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April 14, 2021
Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?
Virtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing HomelessnessVirtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Virtual Sleep Out Raises $5000 For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Trent student, Simal Iftikhar helped host a “Virtual Sleep Out” in collaboration with Peterborough Cares umbrella network in effort to raise money for youth and families experiencing homelessness. On March 26, several participants slept outside in their backyards or garages and were successful in raising $5000 for the YES Shelter for Youth and Families. The event was live streamed, during the event’s livestream, Iftikhar and her friend Jocelyn Enright were joined by Brooke Erickson, the Community Engagement Manager at Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) Shelter.
Interviewing the Trent Vegan Society
The Trent Vegan Society (TVS) is a registered group with the Trent Central StudentAssociation (TCSA) that has been active since September 2018. The founders Shira Rubinoff and Eliaz Tavares have promoted the importance of veganism through pay what you can bake sales, a kombucha brewing workshop, Annual General Meeting (AGM), and communal potlucks. In this interview with TVS, we learn about how this group has been engaging students during COVID-19 and how you can get more involved.
The Trent Vegan Society (TVS) is a registered group with the Trent Central StudentAssociation (TCSA) that has been active since September 2018. The founders Shira Rubinoff and Eliaz Tavares have promoted the importance of veganism through pay what you can bake sales, a kombucha brewing workshop, Annual General Meeting (AGM), and communal potlucks. In this interview with TVS, we learn about how this group has been engaging students during COVID-19 and how you can get more involved.
CFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal Hearings
Robert Gibson and Spencer Wells interview Canadian Federation of Students' (CFS Ontario) chairperson, Sébastien Lalonde, about the ongoing fight against the Ontario government's Student Choice Initiative (SCI). The CFS organized an online gathering March 23rd to view the Province's appeal hearing. Student leaders from various Ontario post secondary institutions as well as CFS members voiced concerns about the ongoing legal battle, and what the SCI could mean for levy groups like student unions, students services, student spaces and more.
Robert Gibson and Spencer Wells interview Canadian Federation of Students' (CFS Ontario) chairperson, Sébastien Lalonde, about the ongoing fight against the Ontario government's Student Choice Initiative (SCI). The CFS organized an online gathering March 23rd to view the Province's appeal hearing. Student leaders from various Ontario post secondary institutions as well as CFS members voiced concerns about the ongoing legal battle, and what the SCI could mean for levy groups like student unions, students services, student spaces and more.
Black Girls Chatter
In this episode Shaela and Alicia dive into the history of carding in Canada, and how Doug Fords latest announcement on April 16th affects the BIPOC community.
What's the Point?
This week on What's the Point?! interview this years candidates running in the TCSA Spring Elections! We start with a quick primer on what the TCSA is and what has been up in the past few years. Listen in to get the tea on how to vote in this year's elections.
The Grift that Keeps on Giving The Grift that Keeps on Giving
In this op-ed, Cameron Noble explores how the anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine movements overlap with far right movements in Peterborough. He provides a glimpse at the backdrop of anti-vaccine sentiments in Canada, and some updates about the anti-lockdown movement locally. Ultimately, Noble argues that while these movements seem fringe, they have perhaps shifted the overton window both in how mainstream media frames the pandemic response, and in how state actors have repeatedly put self-interest and profit above the safety of citizens.
Little Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses RevoltLittle Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses Revolt
In this op-ed, Cameron Noble tracks the rise of anti-mask, anti-vax, anti-lockdown mobilization in our city -- including how local business owners are working together to 'end the lockdowns.'
Slander in CinemaSlander in Cinema
In this article, Aimee Anctil explores the oft-overlooked racist and homophobic tropes in 'Mean Girls' (2004) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010). Anctil reminds us that "we can appreciate art, we must also criticize it for what it is. No art is without flaw, and no film is without its biases."
Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?
In this article, Robert Gibson explores the debate about change rooms at the Peterborough Wellness Centre--diving into whether or not transgender and non-binary folks are being heard by the City of Peterborough. In addition to pointing out some of the transphobic rhetoric being espoused by community members, Gibson interviews a transgender man to provide insight on the developing situation.
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Domenica Othwolo, the VP of The Association of Black Students (TABS) writes an open letter to Trent Security, detailing the anti-Black racism that she and others have experienced in their engagements with campus security.
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.
Chapter One of 'Highway Robbery: An Odyssey of Bikes Stolen in Peterborough'Chapter One of 'Highway Robbery: An Odyssey of Bikes Stolen in Peterborough'
Chapter One of 'Highway Robbery: An Odyssey of Bikes Stolen in Peterborough'
In this first instalment of her series, Katie Pedlar retells her personal experiences with bike theft in Peterborough. Drama, crime, and intrigue -- this odyssey has it all! Katie confronts cycling as a paradox: it is a symbol of wealth and hardship, a means of transportation, a creative outlet and a metaphor for Peterborough itself.
The Arthur Literary Review: Roger Boylan's Timeless NovelThe Arthur Literary Review: Roger Boylan's Timeless Novel
The Arthur Literary Review: Roger Boylan's Timeless Novel
In his latest edition of the Arthur Literary Review, Dante Pettapiece reviews Roger Boylan's newest novel, The Adorations, which has been described as this Nabokovian author's magnum opus.
'For All That I Learned From You' : Trent's Broken Promise to its Students 'For All That I Learned From You' : Trent's Broken Promise to its Students
'For All That I Learned From You' : Trent's Broken Promise to its Students
In 2019, the TCSA approached Daniel Crawford and Hannah Spinney to paint a mural outside their office in the Student Centre. Mid-way through the project, the TCSA learned that the mural was in violation of their lease agreement with the University, and was destroyed.
Slander in CinemaSlander in Cinema
Slander in Cinema
In this article, Aimee Anctil explores the oft-overlooked racist and homophobic tropes in 'Mean Girls' (2004) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010). Anctil reminds us that "we can appreciate art, we must also criticize it for what it is. No art is without flaw, and no film is without its biases."
Private Server, Lonely WorldPrivate Server, Lonely World
Private Server, Lonely World
In his most recent non-fiction story, Dante Pettapiece recounts an online encounter with a Penguin, the avatar of a self-proclaimed shut-in from Hong Kong. Pettapiece weaves web worlds, long nights, and the elusive question of democracy into this story about confronting someone for whom the new norm of “quarantine” is typical.
The Next Best Option; the Musicfest LivestreamThe Next Best Option; the Musicfest Livestream
The Next Best Option; the Musicfest Livestream
Musicfest's free admission concerts in Del Crary Park have been a staple summer activity in the Peterborough-Nogojiwanong area for decades. However, in the age of COVID-19 and concerts being cancelled for the foreseeable future, Musicfest opted to host their first-ever livestreamed performance while aiming to maintain audience engagement. How did they do it? Elizabeth Mitton sat down with Musicfest's Marketing and Communications Specialist Justin Sutton to find out.
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Volume 55 Contributors
Brazil Gaffney-Knox
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Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Casandra Lee
Casandra Lee
Designer
Danny Taro
Danny Taro
Web Designer
Cameron Noble
Cameron Noble
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Aimée Anctil
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Drew Dafoe
Drew Dafoe
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Maggie Piper
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Alexia Kambanis
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Francene Francis
Francene Francis
Environmental Reporter
Katie Pedlar
Katie Pedlar
Staff Writer
Meghan Hickey
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Irene Suvillaga
Irene Suvillaga
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Ethel Nalule
Ethel Nalule
Staff Writer
Elizabeth Mitton
Elizabeth Mitton
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Aras Mommertz
Aras Mommertz
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Spencer Wells
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Staff Writer
Marlee Lunshof
Marlee Lunshof
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Robert Gibson
Robert Gibson
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Alex Purdye
Alex Purdye
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Liam Parker
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Leina Amatsuji-Berry
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