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
Community-Based Research: A Year in ReviewCommunity-Based Research: A Year in Review
Community-Based Research: A Year in Review
Alexia Kambanis finishes off her Community Based Research project with Arthur by reflecting on the year she has had. While this project is one of the most challenging things she did in her undergrad, she also says it was one of the most rewarding. Read the final results of her survey and learn more about the endless possibilities offered when doing research through your local student press.
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Alexia Kambanis
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April 15, 2021
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.
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Irene Suvillaga
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April 14, 2021
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
The 140 Billion Dollar Personality Cult
Katie Pedlar critiques the ethics and efficiency of high budget environmentalism. How does our fascination with technology convolute the priorities of environmentalism? And how are we to resist the charms of a handsome billionaire genius who claims to know what’s best?
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Katie Pedlar
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April 14, 2021
The 140 Billion Dollar Personality CultThe 140 Billion Dollar Personality Cult
News Goes Down Under!
In this article, Rob Gibson explains why Facebook's choice to remove news content from its site in Australia. This controversial decision by the multi-billion dollar tech company was made amidst ongoing conversations about how to regulate social media, news media, and the internet more broadly. Find out how greed is driving the conversations, and policy development around regulating the internet.
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Robert Gibson
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April 14, 2021
News Goes Down Under!News Goes Down Under!
CFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal HearingsCFS Ontario's Sébastien Lalonde on the Student Choice Initiative Appeal Hearings
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.
Enriched Secrecy: BWXT’s Radioactive Plans
Zach Ruiter provides an update on the legal dispute over the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's recent decision to renew BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada's licence for their site on Monaghan Road, allowing them to pellet uranium across from Price of Wales Elementary School. A local grassroots organization called Citizens Against Radioactive Neighbourhoods (CARN) is working with lawyers from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) to put forward a legal challenge against the licence renewal.
Zach Ruiter provides an update on the legal dispute over the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's recent decision to renew BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada's licence for their site on Monaghan Road, allowing them to pellet uranium across from Price of Wales Elementary School. A local grassroots organization called Citizens Against Radioactive Neighbourhoods (CARN) is working with lawyers from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) to put forward a legal challenge against the licence renewal.
OPIRG's New Research on Student Experiences During the Pandemic
Madelin Gennaro examines Diya Shah’s research on students’ experiences with online learning during the pandemic. Shah’s research shows that the year has been challenging for students, and that online learning has taken a toll. Students have especially struggled financially, socially and with mental health broadly. While it is unclear whether shutdowns will continue in the Fall 2021 semester, Shah’s research suggests that a hybrid model of in-person and online classes would be the best option for improving student experiences across the board.
Madelin Gennaro examines Diya Shah’s research on students’ experiences with online learning during the pandemic. Shah’s research shows that the year has been challenging for students, and that online learning has taken a toll. Students have especially struggled financially, socially and with mental health broadly. While it is unclear whether shutdowns will continue in the Fall 2021 semester, Shah’s research suggests that a hybrid model of in-person and online classes would be the best option for improving student experiences across the board.
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 140 Billion Dollar Personality CultThe 140 Billion Dollar Personality Cult
Katie Pedlar critiques the ethics and efficiency of high budget environmentalism. How does our fascination with technology convolute the priorities of environmentalism? And how are we to resist the charms of a handsome billionaire genius who claims to know what’s best?
News Goes Down Under!News Goes Down Under!
In this article, Rob Gibson explains why Facebook's choice to remove news content from its site in Australia. This controversial decision by the multi-billion dollar tech company was made amidst ongoing conversations about how to regulate social media, news media, and the internet more broadly. Find out how greed is driving the conversations, and policy development around regulating the internet.
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.
Why Now is the Time to Talk About TuitionWhy Now is the Time to Talk About Tuition
In this op-ed, Maggie Piper explains how COVID-19 has exacerbated the unaffordability crisis in post-secondary education in the province of Ontario, and how legislators and administrators alike have failed to respond to students needs. Piper asks, "Is our educational funding model prepared for the next crisis?"
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."
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.
'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.
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.
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."
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.
Femmephobia: Q&A with Dr. Rhea Ashley HoskinFemmephobia: Q&A with Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin
Femmephobia: Q&A with Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin
In this article, Aras Mommertz interviews Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin about her research on gender roles, hegemonic femininity, and how society values feminine-presenting people. They discuss how everyone is affected by femmephobia and how it is engrained into the dominant culture to devalue and police those who are femme.
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Volume 55 Contributors
Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Brazil Gaffney-Knox
Brazil Gaffney-Knox
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Casandra Lee
Casandra Lee
Designer
Danny Taro
Danny Taro
Web Designer
Aimée Anctil
Aimée Anctil
Social Media Manager
Cameron Noble
Cameron Noble
Social Media Manager
Drew Dafoe
Drew Dafoe
Copy Editor
Maggie Piper
Maggie Piper
Copy Editor
Francene Francis
Francene Francis
Environmental Reporter
Alexia Kambanis
Alexia Kambanis
Media Reporter
Spencer Wells
Spencer Wells
Staff Writer
Meghan Hickey
Meghan Hickey
Staff Writer
Aras Mommertz
Aras Mommertz
Staff Writer
Ethel Nalule
Ethel Nalule
Staff Writer
Katie Pedlar
Katie Pedlar
Staff Writer
Elizabeth Mitton
Elizabeth Mitton
Staff Writer
Irene Suvillaga
Irene Suvillaga
Staff Writer
Marlee Lunshof
Marlee Lunshof
Contributor
Liam Parker
Liam Parker
Contributor
Angela Hibbs
Angela Hibbs
Columnist
Devin Henderson
Devin Henderson
Contributor
Alex Purdye
Alex Purdye
Contributor
Robert Gibson
Robert Gibson
Contributor
Leina Amatsuji-Berry
Leina Amatsuji-Berry
Former Co-Editor-in-Chief
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