No More Opioid Deaths in Our Backyard
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Nick Taylor
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February 26, 2021
In this Editorial, Nick Taylor unpacks commentary from local developers and business-owners on the proposed Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site at 220 Simcoe Street. Taylor explains how the CTS site -- a long overdue, lifesaving service -- has become a topic of criticism in local headlines and amongst some downtown property owners, despite having widespread support from the community and various levels of government.
Consultation, Commercialization, and Confusion On Trent Lands
Nick and Brazil wade into the PR Pond to uncover what the 2020 Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan actually proposes. This Lands Plan sure does talk the talk, but does it walk the walk? Read this in-depth investigation to learn more about Trent’s plans to commercialize, their consultation process, and the confusion and concern surrounding it all.
On the Life and Death of @trentu.confessions
Nick Taylor unpacks the life and death of anonymous instagram account @trentu.confessions in light of their recent--and dramatic--demise.
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
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Aimée Anctil
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February 24, 2021
Aimee Anctil argues for the importance of high quality, complex, and realistic queer BIPOC representation in media. Pulling from shows like 'The Legend of Korra' and 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' Anctil underscores the impact queer BIPOC representation has had in her life. On the other hand, shows like 'The 100' and 'Riverdale' and basically everything produced by Netflix fail to give queer characters the story arcs they deserve. Tropes like bury your queers and queer-coding evil characters are harmful; “Children internalize it all, regardless of if they are aware of it or not.” Stay critical, Anctil implores, and demand better from the networks.
Consultation, Commercialization, and Confusion On Trent Lands
By
Nick Taylor
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Brazil Gaffney-Knox
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December 11, 2020
Nick and Brazil wade into the PR Pond to uncover what the 2020 Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan actually proposes. This Lands Plan sure does talk the talk, but does it walk the walk? Read this in-depth investigation to learn more about Trent’s plans to commercialize, their consultation process, and the confusion and concern surrounding it all.
On the Life and Death of @trentu.confessions
By
Nick Taylor
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November 10, 2020
Nick Taylor unpacks the life and death of anonymous instagram account @trentu.confessions in light of their recent--and dramatic--demise.
With the recent approval of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan, including all the sustainability promises it promises, Francene Francis reflects on the current sustainability of the Symons campus. The Lands Plan is meant for holistic, ecological development that will improve life, work, and play on the Trent campus. Using the three pillars of sustainability as a guideline, she examines Trent’s sustainability framework and the plans folded into the new guiding document.
The Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA) find that online learning during the pandemic has brought about feelings of isolation for students and professors alike. Using data gathered by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, TUFA discusses the immense challenges and successes of online learning as well as areas for improvement within the university and across the province broadly.