Editorial: Pride Month is Not Your Merchandising Opportunity
Coordinating Editor Evan Robins discusses the Trent Central Student Association's recent decision to manufacture pride-themed bucket hats.
Michael C. Duguay Is Back!
I sat down with Peterborough legend, Michael C. Duguay, to discuss his upcoming album Saint Maybe, out July 7th.
Closure of Minden ER Signals More Sinister Acts Ahead for Ford Government
The closure, which was announced in April, left just six weeks for residents of Minden and the surrounding municipalities to adjust to the fact that they would be losing access to a key part of their healthcare system.
These Most Banned, Most Beautiful Books
I don’t like being told what to read any more than I like being told what to do. As a welcome break from my assigned academic readings this past spring, I decided to only read banned books. Two of the most banned books, in fact, of the last century.
Trent Opens the Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre, But is it the Bold New Future They Anticipate?
Recounting the recent opening of the Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre, Coordinating Editor Evan Robins juxtaposes the continued expansion of Traill's amenities with the collegiate system of years past.
Peterborough City Council Opens Delegations For 2024 Budget
Peterborough City Council met on the evening of May 31st to discuss the preliminary 2024 budget and open the floor to delegations.
Cinevangelism: Revenge of the Sixth: Every Star War is the Worst Star Wars
Cinevangelism is back in fashionably tardy style, and you'll understand exactly why once you see the length on this thing. Prepare to have your childhood eviscerated as Evangeline does her best to take the Star Wars franchise down a peg, all while learning something about herself at the same time.
A Review of Blackberry, dir. Matt Johnson
Community contributor reviews the new Matt Johnson film chronicling the rise and fall of Canadian tech giant Blackberry.
Editorial: A Beginner's Guide To City Council
I have been fortunate enough to make my grand debut at City Hall alongside Arthur’s Editor-In-Chief and City Hall regular, Sebastian-Johnston Lindsay on May 8th, where I willingly dove head first into a municipal pit of snakes to witness the unfolding of what can only be described as a middle school fight over who gets to kick the ball at recess. 
Peterborough Public Library Opens Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space
Peterborough’s own Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space was officially opened on Saturday May 27th at the Peterborough Public Library.
"This Will Be Your Legacy": Council Approves Plan For Modular Housing On Wolfe Street
Peterborough’s City Council met on the evening of May 23rd to discuss and bring forth amendments to the Homelessness Service Strategy previously adopted on May 8th. The motion, which centres around the implementation of modular housing at 210 Wolfe Street, has been a controversial proposal among both residents in and around Wolfe Street and amongst councillors themselves.
Old Problems New Again for Peterborough City Council
No lesson is learned quickly in municipal politics. Leaving issues to fester year over year, it turns out, is a lesson Council is having great difficulty grasping.
Living With An Invisible Disability
A disability is defined as a limitation or impairment, either physical or mental, which makes it more difficult for an individual to do certain activities (activity limitation), or interferes with their ability to interact with the world around them (participation restrictions). There are both visible and invisible forms of disability, which can impact the way a person is able to participate in society. It does not mean, however, that someone diagnosed with a disability is unable to live a rich, fulfilling life. It simply means that they may need different accommodations and supports, while still respecting the person’s individual autonomy.
May 12th Board of Governors Meeting: Momentous Change or More of the Same?
The Trent Board of Governors met on May 12th for an "update" on the Momentous Change Campaign before falling back into old habits and planning tuition increases for specific programs.
The Sustainable Guyana Program and Oil Money: Investigating Fossil Fuel Funding at Trent University
Head Journalist Irene Suvillaga investigates the Sustainable Guyana program and its connections to and funding from companies in the fossil fuel sector.
Council Backs Motion To Build Modular Homes On Wolfe Street
Peterborough City Council met on the evening of May 8th, 2023 to discuss a staff report concerning the Homelessness Service Strategy and Update. Discussion on the report would prove to be equal parts informative and problematic.
The Age of Handheld Games, and What We Left Behind
Having recently rekindled a relationship with her Nintendo 3DS, Evan Robins reminisces on the earl-2000s era of handheld games consoles. Have they found a true successor in the Nintendo Switch, or has something been lost along the way?
Maybe They Have to Poop
Following a chance incident during a snowstorm, Daniel Morris contemplates how we ascribe intent to others and suggests a new way to extend the benefit of the doubt.
The Persistent Struggle for Accessibility in Peterborough
In recent years, awareness of the importance of accessibility has grown, and legislation has been enacted to ensure that public spaces are built or modified to be accessible to all. However, even in 2023, accessibility concerns persist in Peterborough, Ontario. This article will explore the challenges faced by disabled citizens in Peterborough, as well as the implications of these issues for the community at large.
Yes, Your "Book Boyfriend" Is A Piece Of Shit
The romanticized abuse by male characters in modern-day literature is, to say the least, icky (Colleen Hoover, I am looking directly at you). Without coming across as another pretentious English major who doesn’t know how to stop acting like they’re better than everyone else, I do wholeheartedly believe that we as a collective society need to start thinking more critically about what we consume and more importantly, how we promote it.
An Interview with the Developer of ExcalaGals: Fables of Sword
Following the recent announcement of Trent Interactive Entertainment's inaugural game in Alfred, inimitable Evan Robins sets out on an intrepid adventure to interview the game's developer.
Support Our Science! Graduate Student Walkout Demands Increase To Federal Funding
A contingent of approximately 20 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from Trent University took to the streets on May 1st as part of a nationwide walkout planned by the grassroots organization Support Our Science.
No City Naloxone Policy Forthcoming Despite Pleas For Action From Delegations
On April 24th, Peterborough City Council voted by a margin of 8-3 not to move forward with the drafting of a Naloxone policy for City workers. 
Ziysah von Bieberstein Inaugurated as Peterborough's Second Poet Laureate
Ziysah von Bieberstein was officially inaugurated as Peterborough’s second Poet Laureate during a City Council meeting on April 24th.
Editorial: Remember What You Read
A newspaper doesn’t exist to pacify the feelings of a community or those elected to do a certain job. Threatening student jobs and making student journalists feel unsafe on their own campus for doing their job is not equivalent to having an article written about a policy decision you or your friend implemented, protest(s) you failed to execute, or meeting(s) you failed to attend.
Clubs and Groups: Opportunities at Trent Radio
This message from Trent Radio Board President Andréanna Sullivan appeared on the Clubs and Groups Page of Arthur's Issue 7 of Vol. 57.
Not The Government! The Canadiana Gospel of
David King and Evan Robins do some on-the-ground work at the Only Cafe, tag-team interviewing the admin of an Instagram account of niche Canadian fame.
A Semester Abroad: Italy on a Budget
Arthur's intrepid journalist abroad takes eaders on a trip through some of the best part of Italy and shares tips on how not to blow your budget.
The White Wave of Feminism
Madison Marvin discusses the significance of decolonizing feminist movements to ensure that power structures are actively challenged, not just being reinscribed by ideals of long imposed by whiteness.
Anti-Abortion Protestors and Schoolzones
Angela Slater Meadows investigates the possibility of a by-laws preventing anti-abortion protests in schoolzones in the Peterborough area.
Philomena Cunk: The Fun of Rethinking the Past
If not for my friend Hazal recommending me to check out “Cunk on Earth”, I never would have known how good it is. “Cunk on Earth” is a type of show whose fans will need a nudge to find it. In this article, I try to encourage people who don’t like being recommended to watch shows to watch Philomena Cunk’s show.
The Struggle to Protect Provincially Significant Wetlands in Peterborough
This article discusses specific wetlands that might be under threat in Peterborough following legislative changes in the Province of Ontario.
Bowlcut: How To Fuck Yourself and Your Student Newspaper: A User's Guide
Fuck Arthur! What pleasures may be found online for the low-low price of $12.89? Read to find out.
Cinevangelism Vol. V: The Scott Pilgrim Cinematic Universe
Scrambling to meet her CanCon quota, Evangeline mans a field trip to a favourite piece of quirky Canadiana set in her least favourite Canadian city. Along the way she makes sure to highlight the series’ underpinning chaserish themes and to consider the nostalgic merit of slicing up the early 2000s into a tight six-volume manga.
Connecting to Culture Through Community
Growing up, my family wasn’t involved in any Métis cultural activities. In fact, we weren’t involved in our culture as a whole. It wasn’t until high school that I started to learn about my culture, but even then, it was only slightly, and I didn’t fully start learning until I started university. As I didn’t grow up around my culture, I hadn’t gone to any powwows or things of that nature at all until I was eighteen.
Film Premiere: The World as We Know it is Always Ending
Madeleine Fortin reports on the premiere of Trent student Natalie Vaughn-Graham's film "The World as We Know it is Always Ending."
Dear David: Awake and Gnomepilled
Arthur Journalist David King is contacted by the local gnome populus in some sort of veiled threat. He expounds upon the existence of gnomes for the final Dear David of Volume 57.
Bowlcut: Alfred Classifieds
Alfred wants to help student gain employment and help them keep up to date with the various goings on around Trent and Peterborough!
Volume 58 Editorial Platform
The Editorial Platform for consideration by Arthur's Staff Collective during the April 23, 2023 Spring Elections
Council Votes Against Naloxone Training for City Workers
On April 11th, Council voted against the adoption of an alternative recommendation from staff which would see the implementation of a naloxone policy for city workers employed at the Peterborough Public Library, Transit Terminal, and Social Services.
Letter to the Editor: Trent to Grant Honorary Degree to Christine Elliott
A letter to the Editor expressing concern over Trent's decision to grant an honorary degree to former Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Christine Elliott
"Damaging messages" on Faryon Bridge Regarding Trent Oil and Gas Investments Lead to Threats of Arrest for Students
In light of Trent hosting its March Break Open House on the rainy morning of March 17, 2023, two international students decided to chalk the Faryon bridge. This was done as an activist response to the university’s continual ties to oil and gas money and its ceaseless greenwashing attempts.
I Read The IPCC Report So You Don’t Have To
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report, released Monday, March 20th, provides an overview of the most recent Sixth Assessment Cycle. In a fit of singular autistic laser focus and, let’s face it, a touch of masochism, I read the entire thing. Let’s talk about it.
Why We Knit
There has been a fibre arts explosion since the pandemic, ranging from crocheting, knitting, embroidery, felting, and sewing. When there was nothing to do but create, people (especially young people) found that learning a new practical medium allowed for a chance to experiment with their creativity. To this day, the remnants of Covid-19’s hold on fibre art crafts is demonstrated throughout the Trent University population.
New Building Units in the Downtown Receive Preliminary Approval From Council
Councillors have provided preliminary approval for the development of new buildings and additions to existing structures in Peterborough’s downtown neighbourhood. Both major developments seek to address issues related to the availability of housing in Peterborough while also intensifying the downtown core.
Arthur Spring Elections: April 23rd @ 3:00 at Sadleir House
Arthur’s Spring Election will take place on April 23rd, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Sadleir House Lecture Hall.
Facilitating Truth in Media: An Inspired Review of Meghan Markle’s Archetypes
Over last past Summer and Fall, I discovered Meghan Markle’s podcast, Archetypes, and have been enjoying it thoroughly. Listening to the discussions about negative social stereotypes that are often applied to women has allowed me to learn a lot from Markle and her often famous and controversial guests.
Trent Board of Governors Approves 2023/24 Budget
The Trent Board of Governors approved the university's 2023/24 budget which saw $5.175M in new strategic investments alongside modest faculty hires to maintain record high student-faculty ratios. The budget also sees increases of 5-8% for international student tuition.
Trent Hosts 47th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering
From Friday, March 10 until Sunday, March 12 Trent University hosted the 47th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering. This year, the theme was Returning to Ourselves. This was the first time the event was able to be held in person again since the initial outbreak of COVID-19. 
A Semester Abroad: London Baby! What You Need to Know
Arthur's journalist abroad take on London in this instalment of A Semester Abroad.
Editorial: News Media in the Age of Information
This is what the free press is all about. The chance for everyone to voice their opinions whether you like it or not. Here at Arthur, we place few limitations on the content our staff and contributors produce because this is the voice of campus and you are the people providing that voice. 
You’re Interested in Environmental Forensics, What’s Next?
The final instalment by McKenna Campbell for her TCRC project on whether Trent prepares its students for a career in environmental forensics.
Why Today's Music Sucks: The Decline of Good Music
Today's music is created with the intent to sell, not influence. The songs today’s music industry classifies as latest hits are songs that lack quality, density, and abandon what it means to produce authentic and genuine music. Due to the unlimited access we now have to music as well as production through media, releasing music today requires a significantly lower degree of talent than ever before. This has a drastic effect on the music industry and what is considered popular today, and significantly influences how artists now approach releasing new music. 
The Role of Audience
I’ve been challenging myself to audience more. No, that’s not a typo. Lately I’ve been thinking about audience as a verb, the simultaneous role of watching, the active sense of the passive tense being entertained. 
The Effects of Quiet Racism — A Personal Essay
It’s like saying a lion doesn't mean to scare away a gazelle by approaching it. Even if the lion has no intention of hurting the gazelle, how is the gazelle supposed to know that? How is the gazelle supposed to recognize which lion will eat it and which lion just wants to get a drink from the oasis? Maybe it’s the fact that a body of water with a lion near it can never be an oasis for a gazelle.
There Was Nothing Drowsy About The Drowsy Chaperone
I’m not a fan of musicals. I KNOW! I’M A BAD HOMOSEXUAL! However, The Drowsy Chaperone was a clash of cheesiness, camp, and chaos in the best way possible. Whether it was blindfolded roller skating, or a plane coming out of the sky, the play always kept the audience on their feet and excited to see what comes next.
Healing Masculinity: HBO’s The Last of Us and Male Trauma
If you’ve been on social media lately, or have just been following gaming and Pedro Pascal since 2013, then you’ve definitely heard of HBO’s The Last of Us by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin — or, what is arguably the best video game adaptation up to date. The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay, follows the journey of Joel and Ellie — a stone-hearted smuggler and the girl he’s smuggling — as they travel across Apocalypse America facing mushroom monsters, raiders, and trauma along the way.
Hockey Hazing and the Issues with a “Culture of Silence”
A common presumption about violent hazing practices is that they only exist in male sports. While this may be what has been dominantly covered in the media, it is clearly a pressing issue in women’s sports.
Meet the Locals | The Peterborough Arts Collective
Head Journalist Irene Suvillaga connected with the Peterborough Arts Collective for another instalment of the Meet the Locals Series.
“Cook it up yourself” and “Carry It On” - Buffy Sainte-Marie
“Some will tell you that you really ain’t on the menu. Don’t believe them. Cook it up yourself and then prepare to serve them” – Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Frozen or Hot News: Debate Over the Online News Act
Google is so widespread that it is used as a common verb. When it’s clear people lack knowledge on a topic they are often told to “Google it”. On Feb. 22, 2023, Google announced it would be blocking or restricting some Canadian News content as a result of a dispute over Bill C-18 known as the Online News Act.
Dear David Vol. 4: Kitty Woes and Songs to Suck & Fuck To
Dear David is back for another month of obscenity and chaos to confirm that you are, indeed, Kitty.
Cinevangelism Vol. 4: Korean Movies About Trains
Continually the victim of her own success, Cinevangelism shoots for the moon with a double-header for the month of March. Will she keep it under word count? The answer, as you'll see, is almost definitely "No!".
Councillor Bierk Ensures Funding For Local Artists at City Council
On January 18th 2023, Peterborough City Council announced that there will be $50,000 in Individual Artists Grants given to Peterborough artists to support their work.
TGSA Holds Annual General Meeting, Introduces New Association By-Laws
On Monday, February 27, the Trent Graduate Student Association (TGSA) hosted their Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting focused on new by-laws and policies for the Association.
Council Gives Unanimous Support for Provincial Anti-Harassment Legislation Aimed at Municipal Leaders
At a General Committee meeting on March 6th, Peterborough Councillors gave their unanimous support to a motion brought forth by Town Ward Councillor, Alex Bierk, to write a letter of support for a provincial private members bill known as Bill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act. 
A Few Notes on Netrunning
Having represented Arthur at CUP's NASH 85 Student Journalism Conference, Evan Robins leaves with more questions than answers, and ponders the nature of writing as craft in today's day and age.
The Fence of Protection: Protestors Outnumbered for the Third Time by Supporters of Drag Story Time Event
Arthur holds ground and bears witness to a February 25th anti-drag protest and its resilient counter.
First Friday Peterborough: Raine Knudsen’s Portals of Curiosity
Arthur Journalist Angela Slater-Meadows speaks to artist Raine Knudsen about her artistic vision and her exhibit "Portals of Curiosity" during a March 3rd First Friday event at the Jason Wilkins Factory.
You Need The Fascist Groove Thing: Traill College Hosts Hugh Hodges’ Book Launch
Trent's own Dr. Hugh Hodges The Fascist Groove Thing is a lengthy, articulate exploration of Thatcher-era Britain through an unconventional framing device, and Arthur's inimitable Evan Robins was there for the book launch! In this article she recounts Hodges' speech, talks to him about his process, and sketches a review of a thoroughly-excellent academic read.
TCSA VP Health and Wellness Holly Naraine Resigns
TCSA VP Health and Wellness, Holly Naraine, resigned effective immediately on the evening of March 6th, 2023.
Review of Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers”
Hulu’s Nine Perfect Stranger’s was released in 2021/22 as a drama-mystery-thriller miniseries and received a 7/10 IMDb user rating. Based on the book by Australian author Liane Moriarty (Nine Perfect Strangers; Big Little Lies), the series was produced by David E. Kelley.
Inclusion of 'Race and Cultural Identity' in CSWB Plan Deferred Pending March DEI Presentation
Some familiar faces were in attendance at the February 27th City Council meeting to address Councillors regarding the deferral Councillor Lachica’s motion to include “Race and Cultural Identity” in the City’s Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Plan until Peterborough’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Reem Ali delivers a presentation to them in March.
Michelle Ferreri Visits City Hall; Other Matters Facing Council Resolved On Consent Following Delegations
Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Ferreri provided an update on the most important issues facing residents of Peterborough and people across Canada housing and cost of living. Also, the Waste Management Master Plan was Approved Following Delegations
ONA Fights for Higher Wages, Better Workplace Conditions As Nurses Picket Across Ontario
Citing burnout, stagnating pay, and unsustainable working conditions, many members of the ONA took to the streets out front of PRHC on February 23rd. The Ontario Nurses' Association has begun organizing pickets as they head to the bargaining table with the Ontario government.
Someone is Trying to Silence You
A message from our Editors and Board of Directors concerning a recent disinformation campaign to make Arthur's levy refundable perpetuated by anonymous members of the Trent community. Democracy isn't democracy if it is based on lies.
Cinevangelism Vol. 3 (Director’s Cut): Eternal Sunshine of the [Frot]less Mind (2004)
Arthur's resident Cinevangelist is back for her monthly breach of containment, and this time she's been reading, which can only be bad news! By way of big words and sob stories, Evangeline scrutinizes the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Frotless mind, reading into it far more than should be allowed.
Meet The Locals | The Pig's Ear Tavern Returns Under New Management
Known to be a place of joy, where families, students, elders, travellers, artists, and the community at large all came together to share a beer and forget their daily struggles. Among trays of Labatt’s 50 beer and trivia nights, something magic happened behind closed doors: all these characters became one single entity under the cherished wooden roof of the historic Pig’s Ear Tavern. The Brock Street bar has been standing for 152 years, dating all the way back to pre-confederation, slowly but surely becoming one of the most beloved and memorable spots in Peterborough, Ontario.
A Semester Abroad | Challenging and Rewarding Experiences Abroad: Finances, Residence, Long Distance, and Events
I will have officially spent one month at Nottingham Trent University on February 15th. I have learned so much during this time and continue to take advantage of all the opportunities this school and place offers. Further, I am learning how to navigate the challenges of living abroad. 
Champlain College Celebrate 56 Years of Bon Temps
On February 4th, Champlain College’s longest-standing tradition, “Bon Temps” Winter College Weekend took place. Reuniting both current and former members of this close-knit collegiate community. Individuals on and off campus associated with Champlain College gathered to partake in a wide range of winter festivities in honour of this cherished tradition. Packed with the famous annual broomball tournament, axe throwing, gorilla golf, trivia, and more, this event lived up to its esteemed reputation.
The Deserving Senior and Aging with Sally Chivers
Trent English Literature Professor, Dr. Sally Chivers, focuses most of her research on aging and age studies through literature. In her new podcast, Wrinkle Radio, she dissects how we stigmatize aging because of our fear surrounding the natural processes our bodies go through.
A Shy Person's Journey to Playing Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing tabletop game where you can be almost anything you want. As a shy person, role-playing always seemed scary, but I wanted to try it as I love fantasy. I was first introduced to it around twelve. At fourteen, I was briefly taught how to make a character. After completing my character, I watched their session and was hooked. I wanted to learn more about it and leave my comfort zone to play.
Lunar New Year—Year of the Rabbit
Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, fell on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Lunar New Year is so aptly named as it marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. The Trent University Chinese Student Association (TUCSA) held a Lunar New Year event on Saturday, January 28, 2023, which I attended with great delight.
Parliament Acknowledges Residential Schools Constitute a Genocide
On October 27, 2022, the Canadian House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion proposed by NDP MP, Leah Gazan to recognize the Indian Residential School system as an act of genocide. It has now been three months since this motion passed and there seems to have been relatively sparse coverage regarding such a momentous occasion. One of the major questions many are wondering is what comes next?
So, You Think You Want an Environmental Forensic Science Career
Forensic Science, Environmental Sciene, Trent University, Research, Community Involvement, Investigation, Survey, McKenna Campbell
Dear Jackie: Learning About Black History in Canada
It is impossible to move on from the past without admitting and addressing what had happened. The future is bleak if the mistakes of the past are not recognized, addressed, and compensated for. Canada’s multiculturalism policy is set to fail because the country has failed to address the way it has marginalized several groups. Canadians compare themselves to the United States and convince themselves that they are better because they are not as bad. A long history of slavery, racist immigration policy, segregation and violence against Black people in Canada is continually disregarded because it is not taught nor talked about.
A short story by Marianne Nahayo submitted for Black History Month.
These. People. Existed.
I love being Black. I love the depth of my melanin; the versatility of my hair; the broadness of my nose, and the richness of my culture. Most importantly, I love that all my academic, professional, and personal achievements add to the oeuvre of Black history, coupling my recent Black experiences with those of my ancestors and Black icons of the past.
A Long-Winded Letter to My One True Love, Cigarettes
To this day, I cannot go a day without a fag hanging out of my mouth. I’ll get off the shit when it stops being so cool for me to die a little faster than usual. I sit, alone in my room, writing this, sick in my bed, absolutely yearning for nicotine. I allowed myself half of a smoke just this morning, but it clearly isn't enough for such a growing boy.
Editorial: And Action! ReFrame Brings Global Activism to Nogojiwanong
Bethan Bates reflects upon the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival and how the festival brings global issues home to remind us how we're all connected.
Every Brilliant Thing Comes to Market Hall, Peterborough
If I, like the lead in Every Brilliant Thing, were to write a list of all the small things that make life wonderful, seeing this play would be one of them. Journalist Chanel Bowen reviews the recent performance of Every Brilliant Thing at Market Hall
Summer Courses Are Not That Horrible: Five Reasons To Take Summer Courses
Community Contributor Ngoc Bui outlines the reasons why Summer courses aren't the end of the world - and can come with some surprising benefits.
Shireen Ahmed Gives Talk on Journalism through an Anti-Oppressive Lens at Trent Durham-GTA
Shireen Ahmed was born to immigrant parents who were both avid hockey fans, in particular supporters of the Montreal Canadiens. She spoke about how she grew up surrounded by sports but it was not until the Olympics that she saw women’s sports being presented on the same level as men’s. Ahmed received a MA in Journalism from Ryerson University (now TMU) and worked as a freelance journalist until she joined the CBC. In 2021 she was the first hijab-wearing and racialised woman to appear on TSN and remains one of only four hijab-wearing sports reporters in the US and Canada. 
Dave Smith Addresses Council on the Potential for Detox and Treatment Beds in City
Peterborough-Kawartha MPP, Dave Smith addressed the General Committee of Peterborough City Council on Monday, February 13th in order to provide more information on a proposed bid for Provincial funding which, if successful, would see the creation of six detox and six treatment beds in the City.
Jonathan Pinto on Canadian Studies at Trent and the CBC-Gzowski Internship
“There's always the question: to become a journalist, do you need to study journalism? The unique (and beautiful) thing about the Gzowski Internship is that they actually want students that don't have a journalism background - they want people with different experiences (and diverse backgrounds)” – Jonathan Pinto.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Made Mandatory for Councillors Following Discussion on Race and Cultural Identity
Town Ward Councillor Joy Lachica's motion to add "Race and Identity" as one of the priorities of concern under the Peterborough Community Saftey and Wellbeing Place was ultimately deferred until Council can hear from DEI Officer Reem Ali next month.
Police Services Board Provides Details on Complaints, Use of Force, and Strip Searches
A meeting of the Peterborough Police Services Board on Tuesday February 7th provided updates from the news Chief of the Police on a number of topics including the force's intention to begin internally recording race-based data for use of force incidents.
Food Bank Changes Prompt Concerns at Feb 12th TCSA Board Meeting
Following a somewhat-shorter-(though no less interesting)-than-last meeting of the TCSA Board, Evan Robins recounts the issues topping discussion of the day, and detailing controversial new changes to the Association's food insecurity programs.
Alex Bierk Did Nothing Wrong
Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay reflects upon the lessons of activism and empathy we can learn when an elected official like Alex Bierk takes action and goes against the grain of "acceptable" forms of mutual aid.
A Guide To Read The Holy Bible For Non-Christian Beginners
I started reading the Bible around Christmas as a way to kill time. So far, I have finished Genesis and I am at the beginning of Exodus. I grew up non-religious. Therefore, I have met many atheists and non-religious people having prejudices against God and the Bible. Personally, I found stories in the Bible captivating. Even though I did not want to convert to Christianity, I read the Bible to educate myself on other people’s beliefs and religion.
Trent Central and the Imitate Radness; or, “Hipsters Unite! Come Along for the Big Fight!”
Evan Robins presents an exhaustively-long investigation into the TCSA's ongoing attempts at student activism, detailing the Association's campaigns and initiatives, their continuing ventures into sponsorship and selling out, and how the union that preceded them portends to their own future direction.
Sustainable and Local Chocolate Review
Ev Richardson and Aaron King provide their hot takes on some fine ethically sourced chocolates available locally.
The Mickies Take On Homelessness Crisis with Two Nights for One City
Irene Suvillaga writes about how The Mickies are bringing punk politics to bear on the ongoing homelessness crisis in Peterborough with Two Nights for One City.
Councillor Alex Bierk's Motion for $200,000 for Shelter Staff Successful During Budget Talks
In line with a recommendation from a Staff Report on homelessness, Council voted to approve $200,000 for shelter staff during the 2023 budget talks.
ReFrame Review: High Tide Don’t Hide
I watched Rebellion because I knew about Extinction Rebellion. I watched High Tide Don’t Hide because I knew nothing about Aotearoa.
ReFrame Review: Let the Little Light Shine
Madison Marvin reviews Kevin Shaw's 2022 documentary Let the Little Light Shine. The film is part of the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival Lineup.
ReFrame Review: The Colour of Ink
The Colour of Ink is a captivating and engaging film that explores much more than just the ink itself. It reveals that you can find beauty in many things in nature and in life itself. It demonstrates the many ways and art styles that use ink, expressing a deeper meaning to it all. The presentation as a whole is also just really satisfying to see.
Les Invasions Barbares: The American Invasions
Community Contributor, James Forrester, reflects upon the history of American invasion over the course of colonial history in North America. Along the way, Forrester links the recent rise of right-wing extremism to the mass consumption of American disinformation as a new means of "invading" Canada.
Arthur’s Guide to the 2023 Peterborough City Budget: A Shamefully Editorialized Account of the Machinations of Municipal Politics
After a month of finance committee meetings and painstaking debates on everything from paramedics to pickleball, the City of Peterborough finally has a 2023 budget. Arthur has been on the ground covering the deliberations and drama as it unfolded: These are the highlights
Meeting Between Trent Senior Administration and Mayor Leal "Productive" Concerning Cleantech Commons
Meetings regarding Cleantech Commons between the City of Peterborough and Trent University have resumed under the the City's new Mayor and Council. Both parties told Arthur that the meetings were "productive" but also preliminary.
New Year, New Me, Same Old Diet Culture
With the new year coming in Bethan Bates looks at the types of ads and groups that promote diet culture, especially in the new year.
Clubs & Groups: The Seasoned Spoon
An entry from the Clubs and Groups page, Volume 57 Issue 4
Clubs & Groups: Anne Shirley Theatre Company
An entry from the Clubs and Groups page, Volume 57 Issue 4
Cinevangelism Interlude: Televangelism with Evangeline Robins: VOL I: “Love and Chainsaws” the She-quel: On the Animatic Adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man (2022)
Challenging herself to review something topical (or at least from this century) for once, Evangeline sinks her devilish teeth into Studio MAPPA's adaptation of Chainsaw Man.
Dear David: Humble Beginnings and Sleep Habits
Senior Threats Journalist David King waxes poetic on fixations of yesteryear, and how bad his sleeping habits have become.
A Semester Abroad: From Trent to Trent
Outbound exchange student Tru Van Wyck begins a new column 'A Semester Abroad'. In this column Tru will explore the experience of moving to Nottingham Trent University, England
January 22nd TCSA Meeting; or, Three Hours of Passing the Buck
Senior journalist Evan Robins summarizes, as concisely as possible, the proceedings of a nearly-four-hour TCSA Board Meeting.
$29.1M Police Budget Presented by Chief Stuart Betts Outlines a "critical juncture"
The Peterborough Police Service remained adamant on their previous budget ask of $29.1M for 2023 after Council asked new Police Chief Stuart Betts to provide input two weeks prior. The budget outlines 11 new positions meant to address growing concerns within the service.
Team Canada Gold Medalists and Petes Teammates Honoured by City Council
Peterborough Petes teammates and Canadian World Junior gold medalists were recognized by Mayor Jeff Leal and City Council on Monday January 23rd, 2023.
ReFrame Review: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Alyssa Triano reviews Love in the Time of Fentanyl, a documentary showing at the ReFrame Film Festival 2023 featuring the first safe injection site in Vancouver.
ReFrame Review: The Smell of Money
The Smell of Money explores the impacts of intensive hog farming on the local residents and environment. This documentary does not shy away from declaring the situation to be one of environmental racism, with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) being found predominantly in counties occupied by the descendants of formerly enslaved individuals. 
A Dip in the Otonabee
Community Contributor Matthew Walmsley outlines why the best part of his day is his frigid plunge into the Otonabee River.
A Neurodivergent Student’s Guide To Local Activities and Events
Emi Habel gives an exhaustive run-down on local events in and around campus for students looking for a quieter social experience.
ReFrame Review: Rebellion
Bethan Bates' review of Maia Kenworthy and Elena Sánchez Bellot's 2022 documentary on Extinction Rebellion. The film is featured in the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival lineup.
ReFrame Review: Sirens
Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay reviews the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rita Baghdadi’s 2022 documentary Sirens. The film is part of the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival line-up.
ReFrame Review: Subject
Bethanie Dusome reviews the documentary Subject as part of the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival.
ReFrame Review: Eternal Spring
Irene Suvillaga's review of Jason Loftus' film Eternal Spring as part of the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival.
ReFrame Review: Devil Put the Coal in the Ground
Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay reviews the documentary Devil Put the Coal in the Ground as part of the 2023 ReFrame Film Festival.
City Approves $1M in Funding for Cleantech Commons Despite Uncertainty Surrounding Future Tenants
Councillor Kieth Riel moved to defer the allotment of $1M in funding for the project for one year at a Finance Committee meeting on January 17th. Councillors discussed their shared frustration at the lack of viable tenants but ultimately voted to provide the funds as planned.
ReFrame Review: Framing Agnes
In an additional ReFrame review, Arthur's most prolific film critic Evan Robins discusses a documentary she had no desire to watch, but in spite of everything, enjoyed.
Peterborough Transit Budget to Remain at 2022 Levels for 2023
Spending for Peterborough Transit will remain at 2022 levels until Council receives a report on transit in March following a motion which passed 9-2 on January 17th. The motion was passed despite warnings from City Staff that the move would result in a reduction in service and likely cost some workers and drivers their jobs.
ReFrame Review: Riotsville, USA
Arthur's overzealous cinevangelist Evan Robins turns her gaze towards Peterborough's ReFrame film festival with a review of the documentary Riotsville, USA
"Hate Hurts Kids": Protesters Vastly Outnumbered by Supporters of Drag Queen Story Time Event
Supporters of the Drag Queen Story Time hosted by Betty Baker gathered outside of the Peterborough Public Library on January 14th, 2023. Also present was a small number of protesters who oppose the event.
TCSA Thaws Frost Week with Sizzling Sexy Bingo
Senior Journalist Evan Robins summarises the slew of 2023 Frost Week festivities hosted by the TCSA.
ReFrame Review: The Butch and The Baby Daddy + Body Politics 
David King reviews two short films showing at this year's ReFrame Film Festival.
Confessions of a Baseball Fundamentalist: The Revolution Will Be Boring
Co-Editor and baseball fanatic, Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay, explores the revolutionary potential of baseball in the first of what will hopefully become a semi-regular exploration of baseball ephemera.
Police Services Budget Presentation Passed with Amendments Calling for Further Consultation
Peterborough’s Police Services budget presentation was adopted following an amendment from Mayor Leal which called for further study of the budget in consideration of its impacts on future fiscal years.
Police Funding, the Arts, and Climate Change Among Delegation Topics During First 2023 Budget Meeting
Discussions for the 2023 budget are underway as Council hears delegations from community members on topics of police, climate change, and the arts. This is the first of a series of articles covering the budget process for 2023.
Plant-Based Peterborough: Nateure's Plate
The first instalment in Bethan Bates' new series Plant-Based Peterborough where she reviews the vegetarian and vegan eateries in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. This article reviews Nateure's Plate a vegan restaurant in Peterborough's downtown that features meat replacements all made in house by co-owner Chef Nate White.
Cinevangelism Christmas Special: In Defense of Die Hard (1988)
In the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed film column, authoritarian opiner of all things cinema Evangeline Robins examines the most divisive subject of seasonal debate, all with a helping seasoning of salt.
Why Santa IS Real
Senior Journalist Angela Slater-Meadows explores the history of Santa Claus in North America and abroad.
First Look at ReFrame Film Festival’s 2023 Lineup
Press release from ReFrame Film Festival releases information regarding the opening night special event and some teasers of the new lineup.
Work With Trent Accounting Society & Trent Community Research Centre
Featured on the Clubs and Groups Page, the Trent Accounting Society has opportunities for students with the Trent Community Research Centre.
So You Think You Want A Career In Forensics?
Arthur Journalist Tru Van Wyck gives a glimpse into some fascinating careers in forensic sciences that don't involve becoming a cop.
Dear David: Baby's Name, Dropping Out, and Armageddon May Come True
In the first of hopefully many anti-advice columns, Arthur's most threatening journalist, David King, dishes out wisdom on gender neutral baby names, study tips, and his most annoying traits.
Meet TUCSA — The Trent University Chinese Student Association
Madison Marvin reports on the Trent University Chinese Student Association's rise from the ashes of the pandemic and how they're filling a social and representational gap for Chinese students around campus through cultural events and movie nights.
Meet the Locals | So…Who The F*ck are The Mickies? 
Head Journalist, Irene Suvillaga, talks to Adam Tairo and James Mitchell of the Peterborough-based punk-rock band, The Mickies. This is the second instalment of the "Meet the Locals" series which seeks to shine a light on local figures who are involved in Peterborough's arts and culture scene.
Edit Like Hell: An Interview with PJ Thomas on Waves
Waves, the latest poetry collection by former Arthur editor PJ Thomas, is a study in mental health and poetry. Journalist Owen Harrison attends Thomas' book launch and interviews the poet herself.
Holiday Treat Recipe Exchange from Arthur
Angela Slater-Meadows brings together a selection of easy bake holiday treats as provided by the Arthur staff team. Enjoy these wherever you are this winter break!
Sledgehammer: A Loving Review of A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt
Journalist David King writes a love letter to Billy-Ray Belcourt's new book A Minor Chorus. Belcourt explores themes of Indigeneity, sexuality, and intergenerational trauma.
Cinevangelism Vol. I: Black Christmas (1974)
In the first volume of her pseudo-eponymous film column, Evangeline Robins recounts an anecdotal instance of the butterfly effect in action, all owing to a chance encounter and the legacy of one slasher movie.
The Good, the Bad, and The Game Awards
Evan Robins breaks down the most salient points from this year's Game Awards only to find that she had been subjected to over three hours of advertisements, off-putting cameos, and children with an uncannily named Rabbi.
Trent’s Indigenous Bachelor of Education Students go to Winnipeg
Arthur journalist and Indigenous B.Ed. candidate, Bethanie Dusome, chronicles her trip to Winnipeg where she attended Indspire's National Gathering for Indigenous Education.
Hope for a City-Funded Winter Strategy on Homelessness in 2022 Extinguished in Split Vote of Council
In the final meeting of Peterborough City Council in 2022, Council was split 5-5 with one withdrawn vote by Councillor Kevin Duguay on a motion to allocate $100,000 to community groups to forge ahead on a plan to address the homelessness crisis in the City.
Amphitheatre Construction Contract Increased by $390.5K, Administration and Governors Continue Push For Higher International Tuition
During the December 9th meeting of the Trent Board of Governors, additional funding for the Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre was approved amid discussions of increasing international student tuition and the current economic situation Trent finds itself in.
Editorial: The Walkable City and Pedestrian Dignity
Arthur Editor-In-Cheif, Bethan Bates, reflects upon the difficulties of getting around Peterborough if you live outside the city centre, depend upon public transit, or walk as a primary means of transportation and explores some solutions to remedy decades of car-centric urban planning.
No Immediate Action on the Homelessness Crisis as City Council Meets for the First Time
Peterborough's new City Council met for the first time on Monday December 5th. Over the course of three hours, multiple motions for immediate action to be taken on the homelessness crisis were struck down before the promise of a report from City Staff was approved with only Councillor Lesley Parnell voting against.
Top 10 Christmas Songs Ranked By Someone With Zero Authority To Judge Them
Arthur Journalist Madison Marvin has some hot takes on songs about this chilly time of year.
My Top 5 Defining Holiday Movies
Angela Slater-Meadows ramps up for the holiday season by ranking her top five Christmas movies (and a bonus five too). Read on for movie highlights and quotable moments.
Managing Your Mental Health this Winter Season
This article promotes mental health management during the winter season. It provides tips for coping with seasonal depression and promotes self care. As well, it encourages individuals struggling with their mental health to reach out to counselling services.
Osmow’s Shawarma was “Shaw-eet!”
Self-proclaimed foodie Angela Slater-Meadows reviews Osmow's Shawarma, a Mediterranean fast casual chain. She rates the restaurant in three key areas: food quality, restaurant quality, and service quality with a maximum rating of 3/3.
Trent University Has a Branding Problem
Most people likely give Trent's logo little-to-no thought. Luckily, Evan Robins is here to ruin another beloved Trent institution! In this article she dives into the background of Trent's symbolic sword, and answers the question as to whom it belongs.
Editorial: Institutions and Leaders Continue to Fail Us
Co-Editor Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay gives a run-down on the ineffectual leadership on display around the Trent and Peterborough community.
Is There Power in a (Student) Union?
Evan Robins reports on the history of apathy and lack of engagement and accountability exhibited by successive TCSA Boards and asks how they can purport to represent the students of Trent with such a thin mandate.
A Global Climate Rally on Water Street
Community Contributor Robert Gibson writes about local climate change actions on Ontario's Bill 23 and their connection to COP 27 proceedings in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.
Arthur x TCRC: Student Preparedness for Environmental Forensic Science Careers
In the first piece by Arthur's 2022/23 Resarcher in Residence, McKenna Campbell investigates whether or not Trent is adequately preparing graduates for careers in environmental forensic science.
Speaking Together About the Gzowski College Cabinet Surplus
Follow multiple COVID-affected years and budgets, many levy groups on campus are experiencing large surpluses. Angela Slater-Meadows investigates how some of this money is being handled at Gzowski college and some of the potential ways it will be spent to help improve the lives of students.
Hockey and the Toxic Culture It Breeds
Owen Harrison explores the ways in which a toxic culture that protects star players is palpable at all levels of the sport.
Meet the Locals | Meet Brianna Wood: Peterborough’s Electric Lady
In the first installment of the "Meet the Locals" series, Head Journalist Irene Suvillaga catches up with Brianna Wood of Electric Ladyland Vintage, part of a collective known as The Neighbourhood Vintage on Water Street in downown Peterborough.
Why You Should Care About Sustainability on Campus
Emi Habel makes the case for greater scrutiny by students of just how sustainable Trent University really is and poses some questions for the institution. While she awaits an answer, she makes the crase for why we should all care about sustainability.
Trent Teaching Candidates and CUPE
Bethanie Dusome examines the impact of labour unrest between Education Workers and the Ford Government on teaching candidates at Trent.
The Highs and Lows International and Exchange Students Experience at Trent
Tru Van Wyk talks to international and exchange students at various stages in their programs about their experiences at Trent University.
I Was A Good Soldier: Understanding The Fruit Machine (2018) dir. Sarah Fodey
Bethan Bates reviews The Fruit Machine, a documentary directed by Sarah Fodey which explores the contexts of the Cold War in Canada and its relation to perpetuating rampant homophobia.
Has Netflix Gone Too Far? Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Alyssa Triano interrotages the ethics of Netflix's most recent serial-killer bioseries and discusses how these series can re-traumatize family members of victims.
The Practice of Name-Calling: What To Do When You Do Not Know How To Pronounce Someone’s Name
Contributor Ngoc Bui explains why she doesn't get offended when people mispronounce her name, and why names can be a source of exclusion in spaces where people refuse to learn.
I'm Using The Litter Box at Your Child's School
Senior Journalist David King takes up the mantle to combat misinformation and demonstrate the insidous undercurrents of transphobia, homophobia, and misogyny at work when these false narratives gain power in online spaces.
Exploring the Queer Community Through African Authors
Contributor Chukwugoziem Nwadugbo thoughtfully reflects on how literature can shed light on the realities of LGBTQ+ experiences in African countries and how the power of telling these stories can disrupt western narratives of queerness.
Crash Course in Canadian Culture: Nelly Furtado's 'Loose'
Contributor Aiden Cooke shows readers why Nelly Furtado's 2006 album 'Loose' has such an incredible impact on the Canadian music scene and why folks should revisit this early 2000s gem.
Arthur Goes to The Theatre: ASTC's Adaptation of "Little Women"
Join Arthur in attending Anne Shirley Theatre Company's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women! Read Emi Habel's review of the play's premiere and see how ASTC captured the emotions, adventures, and misfortunes of the March sisters.
Arthur AGM To Take Place From 3:00-5:00 On November 25th, 2022 @ Sadleir House
Arthur's Annual General Meeting will be held on November 25th, 2022.
Arthur Fundraiser Concert to Feature Van the Man, Effigy Girl, and Mouthfeel
On December 3rd, Arthur and friends are getting together to celebrate local journalism, arts, and culture at The John.
Grad School? More Like AHHH School.
Madison Marvin shares her experience from the trenches of applying to graduate school with fellow undergraduates who are considering a similar path.
Community Members, Activist Groups Speak Out Against Bill 23 at Rally at Ministry of Natural Resources Office
Community Members outside the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Building in opposition to the Ontario Government's Bill 23. David King was on the ground covering the rally for Arthur.