The Case for Divestment
By
Irene Suvillaga
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January 11, 2022
As the ramifications of climate change become ever more present, and the direct link between fossil fuels industries and global warming become ever more clear, Trent continues to finance the very same industry that in the 1980s privately predicted the apocalyptic consequences of oil and its emissions. Irene Suvillaga dives into the principles of divestment and its impact, fossil fuel companies’ influence on academia and Trent's reluctance to implement this action.
Trent Bleeds Oil, Not 'Green'
By
Alyssa Scanga
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November 1, 2021
Alyssa Scanga makes a case for Trent to divest from fossil fuels. Alyssa came to Trent thinking it was a school that shared her green ideals, but upon learning about the Board of Governors decision to forgo divestment in 2015, she realised this was not so. Now more than ever, she says, Trent has a duty to affect this huge change.
What’s the Deal With Trent’s Party Life?
What’s the Deal With Trent’s Party Life?
By
Evan Robins
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October 18, 2021
Following (another) Trent student party making local headlines Evan Robins wonders whether they might be gaining a reputation as a party school. In this Op-Ed she examines the history of parties during the last two years of the pandemic and explores how this will affect the student body and Trent as an institution.
Anti-Homeless Rhetoric at City Hall and the Wolfe Street Shelter
Anti-Homeless Rhetoric at City Hall and the Wolfe Street Shelter
By
Robert Gibson
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October 18, 2021
Robert Gibson unpacks the recent proposal at City Council to reduce Wolfe Street Emergency Shelter's hours from 24 hours 7 days a week to 12 hours. The shelter, which has only been in operation since late last year, provides essential services to many unhoused community members. Housing advocates, researchers and Peterborough residents alike have pushed back against the proposal. This discussion will continue at October 18’s General Committee meeting and October 25, where citizens can have their say.
Why aren’t we talking about China?
Why aren’t we talking about China?
By
Connor Belbin
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October 8, 2021
In this op-ed, Connor Belbin explains why he thinks Canadians ought to be more concerned over China's human rights abuses, as Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig re-adjust to normal life after three years in a Chinese prison..
What’s the Deal With Trent’s Party Life?
What’s the Deal With Trent’s Party Life?
By
Evan Robins
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October 18, 2021
Following (another) Trent student party making local headlines Evan Robins wonders whether they might be gaining a reputation as a party school. In this Op-Ed she examines the history of parties during the last two years of the pandemic and explores how this will affect the student body and Trent as an institution.
Anti-Homeless Rhetoric at City Hall and the Wolfe Street Shelter
Anti-Homeless Rhetoric at City Hall and the Wolfe Street Shelter
By
Robert Gibson
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October 18, 2021
Robert Gibson unpacks the recent proposal at City Council to reduce Wolfe Street Emergency Shelter's hours from 24 hours 7 days a week to 12 hours. The shelter, which has only been in operation since late last year, provides essential services to many unhoused community members. Housing advocates, researchers and Peterborough residents alike have pushed back against the proposal. This discussion will continue at October 18’s General Committee meeting and October 25, where citizens can have their say.
Why aren’t we talking about China?
Why aren’t we talking about China?
By
Connor Belbin
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October 8, 2021
In this op-ed, Connor Belbin explains why he thinks Canadians ought to be more concerned over China's human rights abuses, as Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig re-adjust to normal life after three years in a Chinese prison..
Justin Trudeau is Executing an Ideological Purge in the Federal Bureaucracy
Justin Trudeau is Executing an Ideological Purge in the Federal Bureaucracy
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L. A. Seneca
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September 29, 2021
Re-elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced last week that his Liberal government will require COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the federal service and this anonymous contributor to Arthur is on-board. Read more to find out why L.A. Seneca thinks this public health measure is coming at the right time.
With Your Heart and Your Head: A More Strategic Vote
With Your Heart and Your Head: A More Strategic Vote
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Danny Taro
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September 16, 2021
In this op-ed, Danny Taro breaks down his strategy of voting for the NDP and encourages those aligned with the party to stay true to their political identity.
A Case For Louis Riel College
A Case For Louis Riel College
By
Cheyenne Wood
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July 20, 2021
In this article, Cheyenne Wood revisits the conversation around the renaming of Champlain College, and for the first time, offers an alternative: Louis Riel. Wood details the contradictions involved in Champlain's name remaining on campus, and builds an argument for replacing it with that of the Métis revolutionary, Louis Riel.
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The Results Are In: City Council Ignored Us
The Results Are In: City Council Ignored Us
By
Robert Gibson
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July 2, 2021
Robert Gibson explores Council’s decision to ignore looking at survey results prior to making a decision and city hall practices that may silence and further oppress individuals and groups who are most impacted by council’s decisions.
Pride Month and Prejudice: The Dark Side of Pride
Pride Month and Prejudice: The Dark Side of Pride
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Evan Robins
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June 30, 2021
As pride month draws to a close, Evan Robins reappraises the discourses that were, from the presence at cops and kink at pride parades, to the annual pride month marketing campaigns. Despite pride's reputation as a family friendly event, she wonders whether this might distract from the plight of queer people still actively targeted by corporations and legislators that claim to support them.