Categories
Audio Featured

Store manager who survived Kenya’s Westgate Mall attack won’t return to work

Fatima Abdul-Rahman is pleased the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is reopening this weekend. But, after barely surviving the attack at the mall, she doesn’t want to work there anymore. When Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Westgate nearly two years ago, they killed 67 people and injured more than 175 others. Abdul-Rahman was one of those […]

Categories
Audio

Rod Stewart ‘knew it was seal’ says shop owner of photo with rock star in controversial coat

It’s the kind of publicity a small business owner dreams of. Rock star walks into your store, puts on one of your coats. Pictures are taken. Images are then sent around the world. That’s what happened to shop owner Darren Halloran this weekend. He took a photo with Rod Stewart wearing one of his coats at his St. […]

Categories
Audio

Man tracks down the remains of his grandfather, a lost hero of WWII

A 72-year-old mystery was solved recently when Clay Bonnyman Evans found the remains of his grandfather, Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr, a WWII war hero lost since the Battle of Tarawa. Evans has been living with the legacy of his grandfather since his whole life. “I grew up with that medal of honour on my family’s […]

Categories
Quoted in the Media

Trent student earns Gzowski internship

Categories
Writing

Peter Robinson Townhouses sold again

The Peter Robinson Townhouses, located on George St near Parkhill, were sold in March of 2015 to a local property owner who has several holdings in other heritage buildings. The PR Townhouses were the primary residences for the former Peter Robinson college. They were designed by renowned Canadian modern architect Bill Lett and are a […]

Categories
Writing

Trent students exhibit work at 2015 SPARK Photo Festival

These photos are just two of the hundreds you could see at the SPARK Photo Festival The SPARK Photo Festival is opening this week and will feature the artistic contributions of many Trent students through collaboration between the festival and the Trent Visual Arts Network (TVAN). This is the third year of the festival and […]

Categories
Writing

University bookstores and how to undermine them

As we come to the end of the year, buying schoolbooks is one of the last things on our minds. But thinking ahead to next year, Arthur decided to look into the question of how exactly Trent’s bookstore works, and why book prices are set so high. Currently, Trent University has a contract with Follett, […]

Categories
Writing

University bookstores and how to undermine them

As we come to the end of the year, buying schoolbooks is one of the last things on our minds. But thinking ahead to next year, Arthur decided to look into the question of how exactly Trent’s bookstore works, and why book prices are set so high.

Categories
Writing

Editorial Platform: Ayesha Barmania

I ran for editor of Arthur, and sadly lost. Fortunately, it left me the opportunity to pursue an internship at CBC Radio and freelance journalism prospects.

Categories
Writing

TPSA membership overwhelmingly approves TCSA merger

The Trent Part-time Student Association (TPSA) passed its referendum to merge with the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) with an 84% vote in favour. This merger has been in the works since the beginning of the school year and incorporates the two student associations into one. The merger will be substantially implemented over the summer […]

Categories
Writing

Board members talk about racist acts and implicit bias in the TCSA

Recent events at the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) have elicited a conversation about racial discrimination in the student organization. At the last two Board of Directors’ meetings on March 1 and February 8 there were points raised about prejudice inside the organization and its effects. In particular, protest of the motion to impeach Vice […]

Categories
Writing

Hijab in philosophy and perception

The hijab, a symbol of religious commitment and modesty in Islam, has become a symbol of political conflict. Hijab wearers (hijabis) in Canada are often met with hostility and ignorance. The Trent Muslim Student Association’s (TMSA) event Hijabi Diaries aimed to combat unawareness about the philosophy behind headscarves in Islam and to change some of […]

Categories
Writing

Why are we still talking about The Parkway?

The Parkway is a divisive issue in Peterborough and draws on a long history of controversy. This long history can make it seem like the Parkway has been debated for nigh on 70 years but really, the issue has only surfaced in the last fifteen years when the City proposed a major thoroughfare for the […]

Categories
Writing

Gender and municipal politics: Women in City Hall

It is a definitional aspect of democracy that all citizens are represented in government. Historically and continuing into contemporary times, men are drastically over-represented in the Canadian government at all levels. The politics of gender are visible in our political system in many ways: first, in the proportion of women representatives in legislative bodies; second, […]

Categories
Writing

How to get something done at Peterborough City Hall

Originally published: http://www.trentarthur.ca/how-to-get-something-done-at-peterborough-city-hall/ Say you have a great idea for Peterborough. It’s a very reasonable project or policy that would vastly improve the quality of life for residents of the city. It’s something that would fall under the purview of the municipal government, (e.g. improving sidewalk accessibility). How would you go about getting it done? […]

Categories
Writing

Divestment Week campaign sparks political controversy for OPIRG

Ontario Public Interest and Research Group (OPIRG) Peterborough has been the site of many controversies and incidents over the past few weeks, largely stemming out of controversial topics like boycott and divestment sanctions, particularly those sanctions geared toward Israel. The week of January 26, OPIRG hosted a series of workshops, debates, lectures, and films called […]

Categories
Writing

Part-Time Student Association sets its sights on merger with TCSA

The Trent Part-Time Students Association (TPSA) will be holding an online referendum between March 9 and 12 to seek an answer from part-time students as to whether or not they want to merge with the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA). As it stands now, the TPSA and TCSA offer students services separately and to different […]

Categories
Writing

Queering the bro: Arenalodge exhibition on at Artspace

Bro-ness: “Men that trust each other and are able to be relaxed with each other,” according to Will, one half of art team Kris & Will. “The problem is that American masculine bro-ness is often misogynistic and homophobic. Those things are bad, obviously. So we are trying to investigate those bro rituals in a way […]

Categories
Writing

Membership votes to rescind boycott of Israeli apartheid

At the annual general meeting (AGM) held January 29, Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) members voted to rescind the “Boycott and Divestment from Israeli Apartheid” policy resolution. The policy was adopted in the TCSA’s 2013 AGM and stipulated that the TCSA would condemn the apartheid in Israel, and participate in an academic, cultural, and consumer […]

Categories
Writing

“Hey! What Subway do you work at?”

Last Wednesday was an average Wednesday. I wrote an article for Arthur, I did readings for class, and ate breakfast. I stepped out of my house and was making my way to the bus to go to class. At the corner of Reid St and Charlotte St, I paused for the traffic signal to change. […]

Categories
Writing

Trent announces new interdisciplanary Masters of Education

In July 2015, the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent will be welcoming the inaugural class of graduate students who will be completing a Master’s of Education program (M.Ed.). The Master’s of Education is a two-year part-time program that is geared toward professionals of various fields looking to further their career into the […]

Categories
Featured Writing

East bank tipi desecrated for third time since September

What should have been a celebration of Indigenous culture at the Haudenoshaunee Social was marred by the discovery of the east bank tipi’s desecration. On November 18, members of the First People’s House of Learning (FPHL) and the Trent University Native Association (TUNA) discovered that this sacred space had been used as a venue for […]

Categories
Writing

Big changes coming to Part Time Student Association

At present, certain concerns about the governance of Trent’s Part Time Students Association (TPSA) have led to discussions about new directions for the organization in order to provide better support for Trent’s growing part time student community. Currently, an executive board governs the organization, and executive director Helen Wallis looks after the day-to-day operations. However, […]

Categories
Featured

Precarious Peterborough: Living on the edge of poverty

Originally published: http://trentarthur.ca/precarious-peterborough-living-on-the-edge-of-poverty/ The number of people living precariously in the city of Peterborough and in Canada has been growing in the past few decades. To live precariously is to live without certainty of income and without the security of self that comes with it. It is a sociological and political term that is used […]

Categories
Writing

Deliberating Dissent lecture gives a lesson in political action

On November 17, Dr. Barbara Falk of the Royal Military College of Canada gave a public lecture entitled, “Deliberating Dissent: From Fighting Words to Radical Action”. It was an introduction to dissent as a mode of political engagement and the historical legacy of dissent. It addressed five questions: 1) What is dissent? 2) What is […]

Categories
Writing

Blended Learning: The line between two worlds

Taking the best of the classroom and digital tools, blended learning is testing the limits of pedagogy.

Categories
Photography Writing

The Peterborough Red Cross turns 100

This year, the Peterborough branch of the Canadian Red Cross is celebrating its centennial. The organization has devoted 100 years of service in Peterborough to humanitarian efforts worldwide, nationally, and locally. The international organization has existed for over 150 years and is founded on the basis of seven principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, […]

Categories
Writing

Bata Library, the knowledge centre of Trent University

The library has long been an integral institution of a university–but with more and more literature and research found online, what is its role for students today?

Categories
Writing

Trent University’s legacy in municipal politics

The municipal election on October 27 surprised me in its attempted outreach to post-secondary students. There were several events held on campus by various student organizations, and furthermore, there were candidates who were actively calling on and catering to the student vote. While not unprecedented, this year the push for students seemed persuasive. There was […]

Categories
Featured Writing

Clearing the air of Canadian colonialism: A conversation on Indigenous health and history with Dr. James Daschuk

Prof. James Daschuk, of the University of Regina, has dedicated the past two decades of his career to uncovering the history of the Canadian colonial expedition of the Great Plains.

Categories
Writing

TMSA spreads awareness through Pink Hijab Day

A brief on a student organized event to raise awareness for women’s rights, the hijab, and breast cancer.

Categories
Writing

Moving where the students are: Trent’s push into online courses

The nature of work has changed in university life to embrace the digital tools at our disposal. The Internet provides a vast resource for academic research and forums for discussion. And while most acknowledge the facility it provides for research in academics, the question remains and is currently being meted out as to what presence […]

Categories
Writing

Moving where the students are: Trent’s push into online courses

The nature of work has changed in university life to embrace the digital tools at our disposal. The Internet provides a vast resource for academic research and forums for discussion. And while most acknowledge the facility it provides for research in academics, the question remains and is currently being meted out as to what presence a university should have online.

Categories
Photography

October 18, 50 years later: another fine day for a parade

Categories
Featured Writing

A book town waiting for the buyers: Students no longer frequenting local booksellers

Peterborough’s used bookstores are plentifully concentrated in the downtown core. They used to be a helpful institution for students to use in order to get steeply discounted books rather than pay the full price for new books at the university bookstore.

Categories
Photography Writing

Photo Essay: History is written underfoot in the Avenues

The Avenues is a neighbourhood of Peterborough that is host to a wealth of history and culture. The name ‘the Avenues’ refers to the series of small residential roads that run between Bolivar and Charlotte Street. In the architecture of the homes as well as in the infrastructure of the streets, Peterborough’s history is laid […]

Categories
Writing

Trent University: Architecture of scholarship and community

If you have set foot on the Trent University Peterborough campus, odds are that you have noticed its singular aesthetic. Whether you love it or hate it, or just can’t navigate all those damned stairs when trying to get home from the Ceilie, one has to admit that Trent looks nothing like any other university.

Categories
Writing

Election Focus: Environment

The fourth in a five part series on local issues leading up to the 2014 municipal election.

Categories
Writing

Election Focus: New Canadians and the municipal election

The third of a five part series leading up to the 2014 municipal election in Peterborough, ON. Often overlooked, the votes of immigrant Canadians can make or break a campaign. This article gets the perspective of immigrants to the Peterborough area and their demands on the municipal government.

Categories
Writing

Mayoral candidates address the nitty gritty in Sept 24 debates

A brief on an all candidates debate leading up to the 2014 municipal election in Peterborough, ON.

Categories
Writing

Dildos, Butt Plugs and so much more

A micro-brief on a sex education event in Peterborough.

Categories
Writing

Election Focus: Industry and Jobs in the Downtown Core

The second of a five part series on the 2014 municipal election in Peterborough, ON. Like many of Ontario’s small cities, Peterborough struggles with high unemployment and underemployment rates–city council candidates gave their strategies for dealing with this issue.

Categories
Writing

Trent’s college system is on life support

Trent’s college system may be becoming obsolete… but I still like it.

Categories
Writing

Election Focus: Industry and Jobs in the Downtown Core

The new ‘help wanted’ signs emerging in local business windows are a friendly wave to passers-by. Literally, it is a sign of a job vacancy, but more figuratively, it is a hopeful sign of an improving job market.

Categories
Writing

Trent’s college system is on life support

A series of developments in the university have got me wondering: are Trent’s colleges dying?

Categories
Writing

Election Focus: The Parkway Expansion

The first of a five part series leading up to the 2014 municipal election in Peterborough. Covers the issue of the Parkway development project that has been facing opposition since the 1960s.

Categories
Writing

New year brings restructuring of Trent’s college system

A news brief on the restructuring of the college model at Trent University.

Categories
Writing

Trent’s highest honour

Each year, Trent University gives honorary degrees to those individuals who have contributed to the life of the university, the Peterborough area, or to society as a whole. This year’s convocations featured a diverse range of individuals who represent many of the university’s core values. In the 2014 Convocation, Trent University bestowed honorary degrees on Joseph Boyden, Wade Davis, Shelagh Grant, Richard Johnston and David Patterson. Read some of the interviews with the honorees in this article.

Categories
Writing

Immigration and Multiculturalism in Peterborough: An overview of a student’s research with the New Canadians Centre

Integration into a new culture can be stressful experience, one that is mitigated by the support provided by many actors including friends, family, government agencies and fellow immigrants. Fellow immigrants can provide an environment that is perceived as more forgiving of mistakes.

Categories
Writing

In Response to #SochiProblems

I’ve been keeping tabs on the #SochiProblems tag on Twitter and have been noting with some amusement the issues that athletes, journalists, and others have been having with the Olympics facilities in Sochi, Russia. Still, something was causing me some consternation.