Arthur Newspaper: Volume 55

Articles
Interview with BIPOC Liason: Rhea Shahe
Aras Mommertz interviews the Trent Centre for Women and Trans People’s BIPOC Liaison, Rhea Shahe. Rhea explains the importance of her work providing an explicitly BIPOC-focused space in an organization that must contend with issues of representation. She shares the results of her research at the Centre and the projects she is currently focused on: BIPOC Archives Nogo and the BIPOC self-care zine in collaboration with the Trent Queer Collective.
RPM Challenge: Mixing Tricks
As the Record Production Month challenge draws closer to the submission date, Spencer Wells and Connor Stinson discuss the basics of mixing and mastering recorded audio – including equalizers, compression, and reverb effects. The article touches upon Spencer and Connor’s experiences as co-hosts and musicians, with tips based on the Audacity recording and editing platform. Part of a month-long series documenting the 2021 RPM Challenge.
‘Video Killed the Radio Star?’ More like ‘The Network Killed the Lesbian Co-Star’
Aimee Anctil argues for the importance of high quality, complex, and realistic queer representation in media pulling from shows like 'The Legend of Korra' and 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.' Anctil underscores the importance of representation, explaining that shows like 'The 100' and 'Riverdale' and basically everything produced by Netflix fail to give queer characters the story arcs they deserve, and oftentimes stay true to the 'bury your queers' trope that real-life people are tired of watching. The takeaway: stay vigilant and stay critical of the media in which you are portrayed.
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Podcast
What's the Point?
As we near the year anniversary of c*vid shutting down the country, we thought we’d spend some time unpacking the pandemic from a critical perspective. In this episode, we speak with Trent Professor Colleen O’Manique who graciously answered our 1 million questions. Welcome to the hellscape! We're glad you're here with us.
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