Trent Approves Lands Plan That "Makes Sense For The World"
Trent Approves Lands Plan That "Makes Sense For The World"
The Trent Board of Governors approved the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan at their February meeting. Three community members spoke to challenge the approval, grad student Matt Dutry, the TCSA’s Jocelyn Whalen, and Elder Dorothy Taylor. The speakers argued that the Plan should not be approved, citing issues during the consultation process, and students feeling confused and uninformed. Elder Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nation explicitly asked the Board not to approve, “The land has said “do not allow anymore, do not allow this project to go forward.” Because this land is sacred.”
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Brazil Gaffney-Knox
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March 5, 2021
Racist Landlords Pose Challenges for International Students
Racist Landlords Pose Challenges for International Students
Irene Suvillaga displays the harrowing reality that racialized international students face in finding housing in Peterborough.
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Irene Suvillaga
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March 5, 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
On Trent Land: An ED-ucation
Francene Francis interviews Edward (Ed) Smith, of the Society for Ecological Restoration, a student group at Trent. They discuss his views on the recently approved Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan, its environmental implications and what is says about Trent's future. Ed shares some of his environmental passions and the great work SER-TU has been up to in the past few years.
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Francene Francis
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March 3, 2021
On Trent Land: An ED-ucation
‘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
Kawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada DevelopmentKawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada Development
Kawartha Nishnawbe Demand Consultation for Parks Canada Development
Irene Suvillaga follows the Kawartha Nishnawbe barricade of a dam reconstruction project by Parks Canada on January 13, 2021. The project has been deemed illegal, moving forwards without consultation to the Nishnawbe Community prior to the construction process and has resulted in the erection of barricades that block the entry to the construction site. This article follows both the Nishnawbe and Parks Canada , featuring statements by David Britton, Director of the Ontario Waterways; Christopher Reid, appointed lawyer for Kawartha Nishnawbe; and Nodin Webb leader and spokesperson of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Community.
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!
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.
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.
No More Opioid Deaths in Our BackyardNo More Opioid Deaths in Our Backyard
No More Opioid Deaths in Our Backyard
In this Editorial, Nick Taylor unpacks commentary from local developers and business-owners on the proposed Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site at 220 Simcoe Street. Taylor explains how the CTS site -- a long overdue, lifesaving service -- has become a topic of criticism in local headlines and amongst some downtown property owners, despite having widespread support from the community and various levels of government.
‘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 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.
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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