Writers Reading Series Features Catriona Wright at Traill College
After facing COVID-19 restrictions for the past few years, Trent University’s English Department held the Writer’s Reading Series on November 22nd, once again taking hold of the literary community.
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination: A Review
In this review of Edogawa Rampo's collection of stories, Magali Nichol notes the common trend of logic, objectivity, and intellect intertwined with erotic grotesque.
TIFF CEO Talks Creating Urban Cultural Hubs During Lecture at Trent
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) CEO Cameron Bailey visited both Trent’s Symons and Durham campuses on November 23, to speak about the importance of creating a cultural urban hub. The lecture was part of the Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture series, founded by Former Trent University chancellor Dr. Don Tapscott and Trent governor emerita Dr. Ana Lopes.
A Review of Ridley Scott's Napoleon (2023)
Community Contributor, James Forrester, reviews Ridley Scott's 2023 film Napoleon.
A Review of Sally Potter's The Party (2017)
Directed and written by Sally Potter, The Party (2017) is a vivid black-and-white film, set in suburban London. Getting an inside view of a “small celebration” for the character of Janet, and her recent political success, the audience watches as each member of the cast arrives, bringing more than just their congratulations.
The NHL’s Swedish King, Börje Salming
Swedish hockey superstar turned legendary Toronto Maple Leaf, Börje Salming, had a nearly two decade-long NHL career—and is still impacting the sport, even a year after his death.
What Do You Wish To Do With Your Art? An interview with the minds behind Trent University Alternative Arts Collective
The Trent University Alternative Arts Collective (TUAAC) is a newly recognized student group founded by Ziggy Allin, with the help of their band The Pajama Bottoms, and Ainsley Berry, their secretary. TUAAC is a place for creative people to connect with each other and create non-mainstream events no matter their preferred medium.
Trent Gets City's Go-Ahead for Energy Storage System Application
In what was to be a rather short and uneventful Council meeting in terms of discussion, Councillors were tasked with ratifying a number of significant items including granting their support for a battery energy storage project on Trent University’s lands known as the North-End Peterborough Storage System, which will be built by Atura Power on property leased to them by Trent.
Council Ratifies Decision to Declare Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic, Approves Inspection By-Law
Peterborough City Councillors re-affirmed their support at the November 27th Council Meeting for two initiatives previously given approval at General Committee after hearing delegations from community members.
Nathan Whitlock Launches Newest Novel “Lump” at Take Cover Books
On November 21st, author Nathan Whitlock was at Peterborough’s own Take Cover Books, promoting the launch of his third book Lump. Whitlock described this novel as his “favourite” of all his books, about “relationships”, “class and privilege”, and “the power that we have over people, and we don’t even realize it.”
The Anishinaabe vs. the Crown: Fashioning a Just Award in the Robinson Superior Treaty Annuity Case
Stage 3 of the Robinson Superior Treaty annuity case took place at the Supreme Court of Canada on November 7th and 8th. The 3rd phase in a case must quantify the compensation for the Robinson Superior Treaty beneficiaries for the breach of treaty that took place. The Crown and the plaintiffs take conflicting views in the matter and provide a drastically large difference in final calculations for a just award. 
From Clay to Kiln: An Interview with Sara Scheuermann of Steaped Slow Ceramics
Sara Scheuermann started Steaped Slow Ceramics in early 2019, and sells unique, handmade pottery that can become part of your daily ritual. She recently moved to Peterborough, Ontario, and I had the pleasure of learning more about her business’ philosophies, her creative process, and her community experience in the Kawarthas so far.
TCSA's Disregard for BDS Measures Against Israel Ignites Student Backlash
A few weeks back, the TCSA was handing out free breakfast sandwiches and bagels from McDonalds, an action students were repulsed by given many people are actively boycotting is McDonalds due to its support of the Israeli occupation of Gaza.
A Review of Laura Wade's Alice: Performed by the Anne Shirley Theatre Company
Anne Shirley Theatre Company is Trent’s student theatre company and a levy group. It is student run, from executives and artistic directors behind the scenes, to the actors you see on stage. They stage two shows throughout the year, a fall play and a spring musical, as well as a number of other events throughout the year. This year their fall play is a staging of Laura Wade’s Alice—a dark and comedic retelling of Lewis Carrol’s classic children’s story Alice in Wonderland.
A Packed Shack: Trent Varsity Volleyball Play Home-Opener Games
Over the November 17th home opener weekend, hundreds of students packed the "Shack"—the Trent University gymnasium—in support of Trent's varisty volleyball teams in their double-header against Guelph. Arthur's intrepid correspondent of all things volleyball was there to sus out the buzz and tell the hard hitting truths about Subway sandwiches and volleyball moms.
Dear David: Help! I've Been Cursed
Dear David is back with sound and fury to dispel the curses and bedevilments of the Arthur readership.
Halfway to 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals in Peterborough
The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) has been working consistently over the past eight years to create programming that aligns with the goals made in 2015 starting with our SDG forums and reports where we 120 participants identified five local key priority action areas for Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. As 2030 approaches we are committed to continuing education on the SDGs through our in-school workshops to almost 2000 students, our gender equality projects, and our new program entitled Returning to Mother Earth.
A Look at Phishing Scams at Trent
Journalist Mikaela Lewis talks to Connor Stinson from Trent's IT departments about the recent phishing scam emails.
Trent University Announces New College to be Named in Honour of Gidigaa Migizi
On November 15th, Trent University announced the school’s sixth college will be named Gidigaa Migizi, in memory of the late Gidigaa Migizi, otherwise known as Doug Williams, who was a professor, elder and leader for Trent students and the Anishinaabeg nation.
Concussion Central: Regulation Slap Fighting
An open-handed deep dive into slap fighting; the rules, the dangers, and the appeal of the brutal sport.
Student Politics Done Quick: TCSA November 12 BoD Meeting
On November 12th the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) Board of Directors convened following the ratification of new commissioners and the fulfilment of the outstanding Vice President College and University Affairs (VPUC) position.
“What’s Soup With Food Insecurity?”: A Cooking Class and Workshop at the Seasoned Spoon
ood insecurity is not an unfamiliar topic, especially for students. This has many people asking “What’s Soup With Food Insecurity?”. The Seasoned Spoon and TCSA hosted a collaborative event by this name on Monday November 13th. The event included a cooking class and workshop surrounding the matter.
Mixed Messages and Confusion at TCSA Transit Town Hall
On the morning of November 17th, the Trent Central Student Association held a Town Hall with their membership to discuss ATU Local 1320’s negotiations with the City of Peterborough, and the impact of a potential strike on students. However, TCSA executives shared a preponderance of misleading messaging to the membership both during and following the event.
20th Anniversary of Shakespeare Night Seance
The Globe was shocked on November 9th, 2023 as Shakespeare’s wife came back to life in a coffee shop in Peterborough, ON. Dishevelled, and looking fresh as a week-old banana, she burst into a room patiently waiting for Shakespeare to pick up his after-life phone. She was loud, vulgar, crude, and most importantly, entertaining beyond belief. 
A Promising Trent Volleyball Season
Trent University’s varsity volleyball teams’ morale is high as they enter the 2023-2024 season. After a strong performance in the pre-season, they have lofty goals.
Diamond Weapon to Celebrate New Release All Heart, No Sleeve in Peterborough November 16th
On November 16th, Post-Hardcore group Diamond Weapon will be at Erben to celebrate the release of their new album All Heart, No Sleeve. Arthur spoke to Guitarist and Vocalist Louis Tenstos about the band’s tour throughout Ontario, their history, and this new project.
Screening of Inaakonigewin Andaada Aki: Michi Saagig Treaties for Treaties Week
Journalist Mikaela Lewis attended a film screening of Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties for Treaties Week and discussion with Assistant Professor Jack Hoggarth.
Arthur Annual General Meeting - November 24th @ 5:00 at Sadleir House
Arthur is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 5:00 PM on Friday November 24th in the Sadleir House Lecture Hall—751 George Street North and we want YOU to come out and vote. 
City and Transit Union Heading Back to Bargaining Table This Thursday and Friday as a Work Stoppage Looms
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1320, representing Peterborough Transit workers, is set to meet again with the City over two days later this week, on Thursday November 16th and Friday the 17th, after which the City’s latest offer will be voted on by members to determine if a work stoppage will occur on November 20th.
Iskwē Talks Upcoming Performance and New Single
Arthur journalist, Kiki Paterson sat down with Cree Métis singer-songwriter Iskwē to talk about her new single, “Part Two” and upcoming performance in Peterborough on November 24th.
Trent University Archives: The Keepers of our Stories and Evidence for the Past and the Future
A brief examination into the relevance of the Trent University Archives; support for both personal and academic research, accessible for the Trent Community and the Public. Take a moment to look at the importance of historical preservation and further comprehend the resources Trent has to offer.
Israel and Palestine Panel Discussion at Trent Speaks Truth to Power
While the Canadian government continues to shy away from calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing attacks by Israel, Trent University is among other Canadian institutions that do not mirror that sentiment. The university played host to a panel discussion titled “Israel and Palestine: What is Happening and What Might Happen Next?” on November 7th, covering the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank. 
Bowlcut: Irreversible Damage – the Transgender Craze and the Swedish Twinks who Created It
Everywhere in the media today, we are seeing an unequivocal and unilateral push towards transgenderism. This narrative is dominant, and leaves no place for any opposition. Narratives like mine are very difficult to share in Canadian media, their censorship is extremely tangible. This phenomenon leads me to a Glossary of terms that will be a vital point of reference for the rest of this text
Good Mythical Music
A doubtlessly skewed closer look into Rhett McLaughlin’s most recent James and the Shame EP, Nothing Left to Lose.
Councillors Approve Further Consultation For New Arena Placement and New Development Strategy, While Amending Tenting By-Law and Declaring Intimate Partner Violence an Epidemic
Following the introduction of the 2024 Draft Budget on November 6th, Peterborough City Council convened for General Committee where they provided initial support for the continuation of feasibility studies related to a new Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre, a Community Planning Permit System, and adopted an important motion to recognize Intimate Partner Violence an epidemic.
Trent and Modernist Architecture
During the 1950s, the “International Style” came to Canada. This style of architecture, also referred to as “international modernism” rejected the ornamentation of the decade's prior dominance of art-deco and lasted from about 1917-1965. This movement had a strong influence on Trent University's Lead Architect, Ron Thom. Cameron Noble tells the story behind what makes Trent's Peterborough campuses unique across Canada.
Women's History Month and the Overlooked Intersections of Race and Femininity in Canada
October Is considered women history month and this year’s theme favors an intersectional outlook. However, without a lot of the populace aware of this celebration, its effectiveness at spreading awareness is called into question. Evidently, the government did not do enough to celebrate women, address their unique challenges, and highlight their achievements.
Peterborough Residents React To Waste Collection Service Changes
Changes to waste collection in Peterborough have received mixed responses from the City's residents, following the implementation of the Green Bin program, the switch to clear garbage bags, and other diversion tactics.
Budget Season Arrives in Peterborough as Council Faced with Potential 9.59% Tax Rate Increase
Peterborough City Staff are recommending an all-inclusive tax rate increase of 9.59% in order to maintain services across the City according to the 2024 Draft Budget that was presented to Councillors on November 6th. This is three times the increase for 2023 which stood at 3.15.
Community Race Relations Launches BIPOC Peer Support Program
From the week of November 13th- the week of December 18th the Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC) will be running six peer support sessions inviting community members to take part in our BIPOC Peer Support Program. Our peer support group is a safe space for racialized folk who also identify as Queer, trans, non-binary, and/or women to meet, chat, and give/receive support on intersectional issues.
Peterborough Mobilizes Against the Genocide of the Palestinian People
On November 4th, the Peterborough chapter of the International Socialists hosted a demonstration at King Edward park, protesting Israel’s ongoing genocide on the Palestinian people.
Till Death Do Us Part: Injustice in Marriage as Seen in Vasili Pukirev’s The Unequal Marriage
Located at Galerie Tretiakov, The Unequal Marriage is a timeless painting that puts into perspective the realities of 19th-century Russian marriage. Although it caters to the era in which it is contextualized, it explores themes that are still prevalent to this day; gender and class dynamics.
Zaagi’idiwin: Our Mother Heart Comes to Trent University
On the evening of November 3rd, Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space held Zaagi’idiwin: Our Mother Heart with performances by Samantha Sutherland and Sophie Dow, co-presented by Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space, O.Dela Arts, and Public Energy Performing Arts.
A Doll of a Time at the Creepy Doll Museum
Fans of Annabelle, Chucky, and that weird room at your gramma’s house were given a rare treat this Halloween, as the Creepy Doll Museum had its 5th anniversary. Hosted every year at The Theatre on King, this curiously curated show includes dozens of dolls, each with their own personalities and stories ready to be gawked at. 
Everything is Haunted: Take Cover Books Hosts Halloweekend Horror Panel
On October 28th, Take Cover Books hosted the live event Haunted Houses & Primeval Woods featuring horror authors Ian Rogers and Richard Gavin. The authors discussed their respective methodologies and appreciation of the supernatural, before moving into a question and answer period, readings,, and a book signing.
Connections of Camp: An Interview with Jory Elliott from Borealis Adventure Camp
A discussion of all things summer camp with Jory Elliot, founder and director of Kawartha region’s Borealis Adventure Camp, a new lakefront wilderness camp experience opening in 2024.
Bowlcut: Champlain Committee Suggests New Name for Controversial College
Following the scandal of 2023's Head of the Trent (HOTT) weekend, the Board of Governors of Trent University reconvened the Champlain Committee with an eye to remedy past indiscretions by giving the college, a longstanding source of controversy, a new name.
The Right to Life, Liberty, and Now Death: Examining Canada’s New MAiD Parameters
With the release of the Health Canada’s fourth annual report on MAID in 2022 just a few days ago, Abbigail has taken the time to look at some of the new changes to the law that are being planned for spring 2024.
City Council Approves New Parking Regulations, Construction Project on Trent Symons Campus, Pledges to Fight the Housing Crisis
The General Committee meeting of Peterborough’s city council on October 30th focused largely on four key issues: the city’s efforts to recruit new physicians to service its growing population, an update to the city’s parking bylaws, a pledge to solve Peterborough’s housing crisis, and the examination of a proposal to build a new electricity storage facility on Trent’s Symons campus.
Happy Birthday, Evangeline Robins
Arthur's pre-eminent co-editor reflects on the curious fact of her transition reflecting her time at her most beloved rag.
To All Those Who Are Neutral In Today’s Holocaust
If you have ever wondered how the world allowed the Holocaust to happen, pay close attention to the silence today. The State of Israel is committing a genocide in Gaza, having killed about 5,791 Palestinians, displacing a further 1.4 million Palestinians, and bombing hospitals, bakeries and places of worship.
Peterborough Transit Union Could Strike as City Negotiations Prove Fruitless
Peterborough Transit could face interruptions as soon as mid-November according to Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1320, Cory MacLeod after the City reportedly did not show up prepared for a recent contract negotiation meeting. 
Peterborough Formally Supports B’nai Brith's Call to Action and Addresses The Great Pickleball Debate
Peterborough City Hall met on the evening of October 23rd with delegations speaking on the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities Study, and whether or not Councillor Kieth Riel can do a kickflip. Plus, the City of Peterborough formally supported B'nai Brith's call on the Federal Government to release The Deschênes Commission Final Report in its entirety following the events that took place in the House of Commons.
Rev. Kristin Michael Hayter’s SAVED! : The Art of Rebirth
On October 20th, American multidisciplinary artist Reverend Kristin Michael Hayter (formerly known as Lingua Ignota) released her first album through her label Perpetual Flame Ministries. Though this is her debut under this new moniker, Hayter’s newest LP follows the narratives of her previous works as Lingua Ignota, offering a hopeful turn to the violent and difficult themes of prior albums such as CALIGULA (2019) and SINNER GET READY (2021).
Unions, Student Associations, and Politicians Respond to Israel-Hamas Conflict
Over 2000 Delegates at the National Convention for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have passed a resolution calling for CUPE National to “demand the Canadian government call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel-Palestine.” Additionally, the resolution calls for the end of arms sales to Israel, diplomatic immunity for the state of Israel, and an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Gator Goes Global: Down and out on London Street
Peterborough's favourite fat little boy takes a temporary leave from his hovel on London Street as co-editor, Abbigale Kernya mourns his absence.
How Local Media is Dealing With Bill C-18: The Online News Act
Arthur Journalist, Mikaela Lewis talks with students, Peterborough Currents publisher and editor Will Pearson, and Arthur's Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay about the effects they feel from Bill C-18: The Online News Act.
The Dream of a Dead College Part 2: Astrology for Dummies
In the second part of an ongoing series, co-editor Evan Robins narrates the origins of Trent University's college system and its significance for the culture at the nascent university.
Who Loves Trent Rowing?
In a exhaustive debrief from this year's homecoming revelries, co-editor Evan Robins examines the questions "Why is Head of the Trent?". What has brought us to this cultural moment, and what does it mean for Trent? And who, if anyone, loves Trent Rowing?
The Dream of a Dead College Part 1: The Haunting of Sadleir House
Co-editor Evan Robins presents the first part of The Dream of a Dead College, a project to chronicle—over the course of this volume—the history of the college system, the culture of Peter Robinson College itself, the controversy surrounding its sale and closure, the legacy it left and attempts to repatriate the college by the student body thereafter.
Living History Through Re-enactment
Newly-hired Volume 58 journalist Ian Vansegbrook undertakes a perilous journey to the far flung land of Hastings, ON, to experience first-hand the Deed of the Red Knight—a historical re-enactment with a focus on practical archeology.
Peterborough Transit Makes Me Sick! My Public Apology
Arthur journalist, Abbigail Lewis-Maher reflects on a somewhat nauseating experience riding the bus in a witty commentary on the unreliability of Peterborough public transportation.
TCSA Semi-Annual General Meeting Struggles to Meet Quorom‍
The Trent Central Student Association struggled to reach operating quorum at an Oct. 17th Semin-Annual General Meeting of its membership.
TCSA Reveals Plans, Events, and Strategies for the 2023/2024 Academic Year
The Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) Board of Directors convened for their second meeting of the academic year on October 15th, following an eventful first month back for the Association—which included an executive resignation, a by-election, and several promotional events under the Association's belt.
In Conversation with Michael Nathaniel Green for "Come Closer"
Community Contributor, Cameron Noble, sits down with sculptor Michael Nathaniel Green to discuss his exhibition "Come Closer" at Peterborough's Artspace until November 25th, 2023.
Plan to Construct 28,000 New Housing Units in Eastern Ontario over the next Seven Years Presented to Council
Representatives of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) Peterborough County Warden, Bonnie Clark and former Chief Administrative Officer of Hastings County, Jim Pine, brought forward their plan to quickly build new housing units in the region over the next seven years, known as the Seven and Seven Regional Housing Plan. The plan, as Pine explained it during General Committee on October 2nd, is to build 7,000 new units of social housing over the next seven years in addition to 21,000 market-rate rental units in that same timeframe.
Council's Advocacy Required for Peterborough Community Health Centre Application
In a presentation to Councillors on October 2nd, 2023, Jonathan Bennett, chair of Peterborough Community Health Centre, discussed the widespread community support for the development of a Peterborough CHC has been growing since Bennett and his partners put forward an application in June of this year following the Ontario budget’s inclusion of $30M for the development of new health teams across the province. Decisions on funding are expected later this year.
Head Of The Trent Overshadows National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sparking Outrage From Students
September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. On this same date, Trent University—an institution that famously promotes and profits off of their purported Indigenous inclusivity and education—hosted its annual Head of The Trent Homecoming celebration. 
Gator Goes Global: A Formal Introduction
Following the tail of her recent editorial, Arthur co-editor Abbigale Kernya's fat orange little cat, Gator, returns to the homepage with a much awaited update. With the Arthur inbox being dominated with Gator inquiries since said editorial, Abbigale officially bows down to the will of the people with a new column: Gator Goes Global.
Cinevangelism Pilot: A Hard Day’s Night
Hello, and welcome to Cinevangelism. I’m sure for some of you it’s been a while. I’ve been at this bearing down on a year now, though I don’t know if I’ve ever properly prefaced any of it. I just kind of did it.
Editorial: I Don't Want Your "Support"
In the crisp early morning of September 20th, 2023, a group of people congregated outside of City Hall. Despite the sunny weather, the atmosphere was bleak. Attendees appeared bedraggled—demoralized not only by the early time of morning, but equally by the matter at hand. One notable absence, meanwhile, came in the form of the Trent Central Student Association.Whereas many students made the decision of their own conviction to attend, and some professors went so far as to cancel classes and encourage students to attend the counter-protest, the body possessing theoretically the largest potential for mass student mobilization stayed silent on the matter
Council Ratifies Transit Recommendations, Improved Routes and Restored Funding Among Key Short-Term Wins
Peterborough City Council voted unanimously to ratify the recommendations contained within a staff report on modifications to transit, including recommendations arising from the Peterborough Transit Liaison Committee (PTLC) during a meeting on September 25th.
OPIRG Peterborough Announces Dis-Orientation Week 2023: Rebirth and Disruption
OPIRG Peterborough is proud to announce the much-anticipated launch of Dis-Orientation Week 2023, “Rebirth and Disruption: Solidarity, Identity, and New Imaginaries” taking place September 25th-October 1st, 2023. 
"Gender Ideology" Protesters Met With Substantial Opposition in Peterborough
A large crowd of counter protesters gathered outside of Peterborough City Hall on Wednesday September 20th to send a clear message that Trans and Queer youth are welcomed in our community.
How Books Bring Communities Together: Take Cover Books Celebrates Grand Opening
Books bring communities together—a fact of life that has and continues to be the foundation of all great places of learning. In the days following the grand opening, which was packed full of smiling faces and books flying off the shelves, I returned to my favourite corner of East City to talk to the brothers about how they see their store as creating and maintaining a community of readers in Peterborough.
Back to Business for Trent's Central Student Association
The Trent Central Student Association's Board of Directors gathered for the first time this academic year to discuss committee appointments, executive reports, and the perennial issue of Peterborough Public Transit
A Comparative Review of Oppenheimer and The Imitation Game
Community Contributor J.A. Forrester explores the relationship and similarities between two Second Word War era biopics released nearly a decade apart.
App Integrations and Online Personality Curation
Having made her triumphant return to the dating app Tinder (don't ask), co-editor Evan Robins lists her many grievances with this terrible but monolithic dating app, and using this as a means to frame our tendency to tailor our personalities on different platforms, and how one particular streaming service seeks to reinforce exactly that.
Bowlcut: Peterborough Police Chief Longs for Opportunity to Address Media Outside Local Tim Hortons
Since taking over as Chief of Peterborough Police Service, Betts has developed what some consider to be a distasteful habit of holding press conferences from the areas where violent crimes have occurred. According to internal documents from the Peterborough Police Service made available to Arthur in exchange for a sizeable envelope of student money, Police Chief Stuart Betts has made it clear to staff that he hopes the next violent crime in this city occurs in a Tim Hortons’ parking lot in order to save him the trip and time setting up press availability inconveniently far from his favourite donut shop.
Letter to the Editors: Trent Needs to Do Better This Homecoming Weekend
Letter to the Editor regarding last year's unfortunate and destructive events during Homecoming and Head of the Trent.
As New School Year Begins, Trent Students Relay Their Experiences Finding Housing
As a new school year gets underway, Arthur hits the scorched pavement during a September heat-wave to talk to students about their experiences with finding housing in Peterborough.
Council Moves to Defer Report on CMHA and Peterborough Drug Strategy Funding Pending Agency Presentations
On September 5th, 2023, Peterborough City Council moved to defer a report on funding for CMHA and the Peterborough Drug Strategy until they could hear presentations from agencies who deliver supports for marginalized individuals in the community.
Bierk and Riel Hopeful for Wolfe Street Housing Strategy
Coming out of a closed session on September 5th, Peterborough City Council voted unanimously to temporarily amend the Parks and Facilities bylaw 19-074 and Trespass bylaw 19-075.
“An Extremely Extraordinary Situation”: the Fight for a 5% Tax Rate Drags on at City Hall
What promised to be a short meeting of Peterborough City Council found itself dragged into unforeseen deliberations on Monday August 28th, as the recommended tax rate increases for the upcoming 2024 budget once again became a topic of debate.
Bowlcut: Top 10 Canadian Pride Parade Floats
Should you have had the pleasure or opportunity this summer of attending any pride parade marginally larger than that of our own beloved Peterborough, you’ll know that Toronto Pride, Fierté Montréal, and other such spectacles often attract the benevolence of any number of high-profile private and public sector sponsors.‍ However, no one has yet, to my knowledge, seen fit to ask: what is objectively the best corporate, government, or otherwise in-poor-taste pride float?
Bites Beyond Borders | An (Attempted) Conversation with The Kawartha Region's Largest Exotic Snack Shop
Peterborough’s very own Snack Attack Supermarket was the ‘sneaky kid’ who opened my saccharine snacking options beyond the bounds of local Canadian big box grocers. Opening their first of three locations last September in downtown Peterborough, Snack Attack boasts over 1200 products from around the globe.
An Interview With Chancellor Stephen Stohn
On a sunny early August afternoon, the editors of Volume 58 had the pleasure of sitting down with the inimitable Stephen Stohn, Chancellor of Trent University, Executive Producer of Degrassi and numerous other TV series, and (perhaps most famously) the very first editor of Arthur. 
Arthur's Complete Guide to Tax Rate Increases and the Implications for You
Arthur staff were there on the ground during the seven hours of budget presentations in order to ensure we could bring to our readers the highlights and implications of Council’s decision to move on a budget guideline and what it could mean for you and the future of this City.
Girl God Go North: Trans Comedy Twosome Take Toronto
Evan Robins enjoys the honour and privilege of interviewing Girl God (Girl Gods? Girl Goddesses?) April Clark and Grace Freud—the first ever* trans woman comedians!
State of Decay: Labour Issues, Corporatization, and Food Security Inside Trent's Food Monopoly
By way of an August 4th job listing which purports to pay students with prepaid credit cards, co-editor Evan Robins dives into Chartwell's history as stewards of Trent's Foodservice contract, examining a long-standing pattern of labour disputes amidst pervasive issues of food security on campus.
Council Sets Tax Increase Guideline for 2024 Budget
Following seven hours of meetings, Council passed a motion to recommend a range for Staff of 4.5%-5.5% which passed 9-2 with Councillors Keith Riel and Dave Haacke voting against. The decision will be ratified at the next Council meeting on August 28th.
Cinevangelism Summer Blockbuster: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
After a brief hiatus ( it a hiatus if you don't tell anyone?) Cinevangelism returns with an instalment released during the month of August which miraculously avoids mentioning cicadas or Neon Genesis Evangelion! Through her trademark meandering narration Evangeline collates several summers' worth of accrued memory and reflects on fast food, friendship, and personal growth.
Editorial: Notes from the Secret Editor
As the self-proclaimed secret editor of Arthur who seemingly crawled out of nowhere, it’s high time that I properly introduce myself to my dear Arthurians. For anyone somewhat familiar with this rag, you may be asking yourself, who the f*ck is this Abbigale chick and why is her name spelled like that?
"What's In A Name Anyways?": The Case Against Bata Library
We have a responsibility to continually demand better from the institutions we fund, especially one that continues to uphold and honour the legacy of an individual who profited off of South African apartheid, Italian facism, institutionalized systems of patriarchy, the imprisonment of labour union organizers, dangerous working conditions, low labour costs, and the destruction of local markets for Indigenous businesses.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Students at Trent Will Need Help in Navigating the Employment Landscape
I strongly believe that creating a middle-management position of program manager in graduate studies departments could help in remediating some of the employment challenges graduate students face during their studies and in their pursuit for employment afterward. 
Editorial: Chasing Our Own Tails
So long as Arthur continues to exist, we’ll never run out of dead horses to beat!
Masks All The Way Down: How To Commodify Identity (As a Loyalty Play)
Having been employed in customer service for roughly a third of my life, I feel as though I’m accustomed to the little acts of phoniness that come with the line of work. I can put on a cheery affectation with exaggerated inflections to feign abundant enthusiasm for new products. I can maintain a bright-eyed yet gentle smile while a 74 year old woman berates me about how shitty our app is. When an item doesn’t scan and the customer asks if that means it’s free, I can even conjure a chuckle.‍In short, I know how to wear the mask.‍
My Barbie, My Self
Barbie still transfixes me. When I look at dolls with children, they may prefer Monster High or LoL dolls, but I get a look at what is going on with Barbie in those minutes before I buy the inferior doll requested by the child I am shopping with. Is this child transfixed by the monster high doll? Yes. I watch her brush her hair and perch the doll on her night stand.
Trent Welcomes Kellen Zale as Fulbright Research Chair
Trent is welcoming Kellen Zale, Associate Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Centre (Houston, Texas), our second Fulbright Research Chair in Comparative Canada-U.S. Studies. Professor Zale has been appointed by the School for the Study of Canada and the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation.
Am I Become Stale, Destroyer of Cinema?: A Review of Oppenheimer
In a three-hour runtime that found itself meandering at times, and struggled to fruitfully address b-plots, I found a disheartening lack of Japanese and Indigenous perspective or reference in this film. The story of Robert J. Oppenheimer is more than just a tale of philosophical and ethical quandary, there is a less than subtle layer of American exceptionalism wielded in the face of one of the most depraved war crimes in modern military history.
Bowlcut: TCSA Accountability Bingo
Arthur is back on its bullshit with this sexy little game of bingo! You may have heard of the TCSA’s sexy bingo, but we here at your favourite commie rag are proud to introduce the newest manifestation of inane student bingo-based activities: TCSA Accountability Bingo! 
To Honour and Respect: How 13 Quillwork Baskets Crafted by Michi-Saagiig Women in 1860 Arrived Back in Peterborough and What They Continue to Teach About Indigenous Arts and Our Relations
In this feature article, Sebastian Johnston-Lindsay tells the story of how international curators, museum staff, and city staff worked alongside Indigenous communities to bring these ancestors back for a visit to their territory after 163 years. Since April of 2023, the makakoon have been on loan from the Royal Collection Trust and have since been on display at the Peterborough Museum and Archives as part of a six-month-long exhibit entitled “To Honour and Respect: Gifts from Michi Saagiig Women to the Prince of Wales, 1860.” 
Fluff Found at City Hall General Committee
City Councillors returned to city hall on the evening of August 8th after a month-long summer break. On the table for discussion this evening was the recently passed Bill 23, or “More Homes Built Faster Act”.
An Editorial Update Regarding Bill C-18
Our editorial team break their ascetic woodland retreat to bring you important information about Arthur's future following Meta and other Social Media sites' response to the Online News Act.
The Holy Trifecta of Ocean Vuong
If you’ll have me, allow me to explain my love and gut-wrenching obsession with one of the greatest contemporary writers of our time.
What LinkedIn Does Not Teach You About Networking
Arthur Summer Journalist, Isla Gole, expounds on the lofty promises of LinkedIn premium and the lack of tangible benefits for recent grads beyond knowing you're getting lurked by shadowy figures from your past. Along the way, she provides a general overview of the various "types" you'll encounter as you desperately post through your unemployment venture.
Noblegen's Acquisition By Solar Biotech Bolsters Hope For Partnership With Trent's Cleantech Commons
Noblegen, the Peterborough biotechnology company founded by Adam Noble, was acquired by Solar Biotech on July 25th. Both Noble and Trent University are hopeful that this will bolster the planned partnership between the company and Trent's planned green technology research and innovation park, Cleantech Commons.
Campus Minister for Trent and Fleming Charged with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference
The Peterborough Police Service announced that they have arrested and charged Father Neil Pereira, 33, with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference following an investigation which began in June following an allegation of sexual and professional misconduct. Pereira has been the campus minister for Trent University and Fleming College since 2022 and, as of publication, is still listed as director of the Peterborough Campus Ministry and as a Spiritual Care Provider for Trent’s Multi-Faith Network.
We're All Going to Barbenheimer!
Having decided to be "timely" and "relevant" in their cultural analysis for once, our intrepid editorial team endeavours to figure out [Jerry Seinfeld voice] "What's the Deal with Barbenheimer???" Will Barbie impart to them the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, or will Oppenheimer drag them into the depths of nihilism? Read on to find out!
Dismantling Biases at City Hall
I—speaking as one-third of Arthur’s Volume 58 editorial team—am biased. 
For the Love of Rugby
Attempting to clear her name of the charge of being a "gamer," Evan Robins takes a foray into topic traditionally outside her beat—sports writing! Having been struck by a bolt of profound inspiration after attending an international rugby game, the Co-Editor takes the stand to defend this most beautiful and brutish of all ball games, and muse at length about the heritage with which it is entwined.
"Just Say Yes": The Theatre on King Celebrates Ten Years of Weird
On July 14th it invited donors and community members to come out and celebrate its 10th birthday with a party held in the venue’s back parking lot featuring an eclectic line-up of performances.
Confessions of a Baseball Fundamentalist: The Pitch Clock and Burger Baseball
I swear this will be the last time I mention the pitch clock in print until the day arrives when it is expunged from the game of baseball and we return to an Edenic state of unhurried gameplay freed from the shackles of petty human time. Until then, woe be unto all those who hastened this new all-too-human master onto the pristine diamond.
The Cyber Siren’s Strident Song: Why Tapping Into “Dark Feminine Energy” is a Stale Attempt at Female Empowerment
Ingeniously masked as uplifting, motivational content all about being dominant, assertive and—most importantly—sultry. TikTok’s modernized (but by no means, progressive) take on ‘dark feminine energy’ serves as yet another instigator of insidious comparison among women, fostering an environment of fierce competition, which is hypocritically rooted in appealing to the desire of men.
Reckoning the Worst Pride Month in 54 Years
Despite Pride Month being a time for celebration, June of 2023 saw numerous instances of violent anti-LGBT hate crimes, as well as dramatic blows to the civil liberties of queer and transgender people. Coordinating Editor Evan Robins unpacks the concerning trend, and points the blame squarely at the conservative and religious political right.
Die in the Summertime (Goodbye, Idols)
Sometimes the most memorable or noteworthy thing you can do is die.
Gridlocked and Loaded: Peterborough’s Tragic Vehicular Love Affair 
Coming to Peterborough for the sole purpose of its post-secondary facility, I am cognisant of the fact I am indeed a contributing piece of rubbish in the dumpster fire that is Peterborough’s gentrification, however, I still wish to see this fine town break free from the shackles of car-centricity and embrace a future where the downtown streets breathe and pulse with pedestrian delights, as opposed to dead malls and parking lots occupying what would be wonderful spaces for affordable housing. 
How TikTok Made People Forget Concert Etiquette
Ethan Court has recently been seeing—both in person and through social media—that not a lot of people know how to act in a public setting. For that they blame…TikTok.
Students Report Profiling and Surveillance Among Other Concerns with TCSA's One Stop Chop
Multiple students have expressed concerns with the management and policies of the TCSA's One Stop Chop including allegations of surveillance, intimidation, and inaccessibility of staple foods. This article provides a brief history of the food bank and raises uncomfortable questions over resource allocation at the student union.
Cinevangelism with Evangeline Robins Presents: Interlude the Second (The Corporate Sell-out Pride Month Special Edition): “The Clocky Horror Picture Show” or, a comprehensive account of my scopophilic transsexual flirtations with the medium of horror film.
LET'S BREAK THE WORD COUNT AGAIN! It's that bloody time of the month once more—none other than Evangeline's latest monstrous film column creation. This month our pure heroine expounds about the hallowed genre of horror, and just how exactly it made her a homosexual. But if you want to find out, you're going to have to click on it!
Course Registration Changes Prompt Frustration from Trent Students
With Trent University in the midst of its Priority Registration schedule for the 2023-24 school year, Evan Robins wades into a sea of student complaints about the switch to the new self-service portal.
My Love Letter Dedicated to All the Stupid Majors
Going to post-secondary immediately following high school during a global pandemic was not exactly the movie-esque experience I had been promised all of these years. I remember sitting in my twelfth-grade philosophy class, thinking about how I felt lost and helpless during this time.
Money Trees Not Expected to Grow at City Hall
Peterborough’s City Council met for a final council meeting before their summer holiday for a night generously described as hostile, misinformed, and out of order. Delegations proved to be both informative and completely unhinged. 
Board of Governors Dives Head First Into Summer Following Shallow Discussion
Trent's Board of Governors was in a race to get out for summer break as they rushed through the approval of important, and arguably misleading, reports.
My Rental Breakdown: A Reflection on Navigating Peterborough’s Housing Crisis as a Clueless Tenant
Summer Journalist Isla Gole hits the ground running in her first op-ed recounting five years' worth of rental anecdotes in a Peterborough folktale with the moral: tenants beware!
We're all Going to the Woods!
In a bid to fight a bout of debilitating writer's block, the Arthur team has rented a cabin to fulfill their dreams of being reclusive writers of ill repute. Read on to meet this Summer's staff and learn a bit more about what's in store for your beloved rag over the next several months.
New Sports Arena on the Top of City Council’s Christmas List
Peterborough City Council met for General Committee on the evening of June 19th in what is sure to determine which Councillors will land on the naughty list this year. 
Staff Shortages Lead to Payment Delays for Contractors at Trent University
Trent's ongoing issues with delivering payments to small contractors speaks to larger systemic issues within the structure of the university and the role it plays in overseeing research funds.
Waltzing To Christine's Tune
Christine Elliott stands out from the other honourary degree recipients in that there seems to be no really obvious or consistent facet of her career which speaks to, or is informed by, what Trent University as a whole pretends to stand for as an institution of learning, curiosity, and compassion—which might actually be the point.
Feedback Saxophonist Greg Bruce on Post-digitalism, Research, and Embracing the Friction of the Analog
Arthur Co-Editor Evan Robins interviews Greg Bruce, a saxophonist and U of T doctoral candidate playing Live @ the John on June 17th, 2023.
Are White People Getting Enough Representation? City Hall Meets For General Committee
Peterborough City Councillors met on June 12th for General Committee. On the agenda were seven reports for consideration.
Omg It's Literally Boygenius
March 31st lays claim to two of the most life-changing events recorded in human history: my birth, and the release of boygenius’ album the record. Having shared my twentieth birthday with a debut album by my favourite freaky trio, it seems fitting that it should become 90% of my personality—it’s quite literally my birthright.
How to Write Better, Faster, and More 
Coordinating Editor Evan Robins offers a witty and winding cornucopia's worth of writing advice for those seeking professional advice on the improvement of their craft. Read on for all sorts of insights the more respectable journalists won't tell you!
More Temporary Solutions: Peterborough’s City Hall Meets For General Committee
Peterborough City Council held both a General Committee Meeting and a Special City Council Meeting on the evening of June 5th, 2023.
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.