With Your Heart and Your Head: A More Strategic Vote
By
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
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.
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
By
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.
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
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Domenica Othwolo
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June 8, 2021
Domenica Othwolo, the VP of The Association of Black Students (TABS) writes an open letter to Trent Security, detailing the anti-Black racism that she and others have experienced in their engagements with campus security.
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
By
Evan Robins
and
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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.
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
Open Letter to Trent Security re: Racism on Campus
By
Domenica Othwolo
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June 8, 2021
Domenica Othwolo, the VP of The Association of Black Students (TABS) writes an open letter to Trent Security, detailing the anti-Black racism that she and others have experienced in their engagements with campus security.
The Grift that Keeps on Giving
The Grift that Keeps on Giving
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Cameron Noble
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June 4, 2021
In this op-ed, Cameron Noble explores how the anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine movements overlap with far right movements in Peterborough. He provides a glimpse at the backdrop of anti-vaccine sentiments in Canada, and some updates about the anti-lockdown movement locally. Ultimately, Noble argues that while these movements seem fringe, they have perhaps shifted the overton window both in how mainstream media frames the pandemic response, and in how state actors have repeatedly put self-interest and profit above the safety of citizens.
Little Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses Revolt
Little Barbershop of Horrors: The Bosses Revolt
By
Cameron Noble
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April 16, 2021
In this op-ed, Cameron Noble tracks the rise of anti-mask, anti-vax, anti-lockdown mobilization in our city -- including how local business owners are working together to 'end the lockdowns.'
Slander in Cinema
Slander in Cinema
By
Aimée Anctil
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April 15, 2021
In this article, Aimee Anctil explores the oft-overlooked racist and homophobic tropes in 'Mean Girls' (2004) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010). Anctil reminds us that "we can appreciate art, we must also criticize it for what it is. No art is without flaw, and no film is without its biases."
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Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?
Has City Hall Failed the Transgender Community?
By
Robert Gibson
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April 14, 2021
In this article, Robert Gibson explores the debate about change rooms at the Peterborough Wellness Centre--diving into whether or not transgender and non-binary folks are being heard by the City of Peterborough. In addition to pointing out some of the transphobic rhetoric being espoused by community members, Gibson interviews a transgender man to provide insight on the developing situation.
The 140 Billion Dollar Personality Cult
The 140 Billion Dollar Personality Cult
By
Katie Pedlar
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April 14, 2021
Katie Pedlar critiques the ethics and efficiency of high budget environmentalism. How does our fascination with technology convolute the priorities of environmentalism? And how are we to resist the charms of a handsome billionaire genius who claims to know what’s best?