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Your one-stop-shop for Ptbo-Nogo happenings, the local media criticism you want, and the Trent updates you need. Arthur Newspaper brings you to from downtown to campus, bridging the ever widening crevasse between town and gown.

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Your one-stop-shop for Ptbo-Nogo happenings, the local media criticism you want, and the Trent updates you need. Arthur Newspaper brings you to from downtown to campus, bridging the ever widening crevasse between town and gown.

    Growing Pains Ep. 3: A Culture You Can't Kill Part 2

    Growing Pains Ep. 3: A Culture You Can't Kill Part 2

    Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the surrounding community. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.

    Part 2 of our episode about student activism is here! In Part one, we told you the story of how eight students occupied an administrator’s office at Trent University in 2001 to protest the undemocratic decision to sell off Peter Robinson College.

    Now, we’re going to analyze these events, and bring this conversation into the present to ask, what has happened to Trent student activism in the two decades since? We examine the structural factors that shape and constrain student autonomy, and talk about ways forward for the student movement today.

    Thanks to Dr. David Tough, Dr. Alison Hearn, and Ziysah von Bieberstein for their stories and contributions to this episode.

    Podcast music: Sportsman Lucifer.

    Growing Pains graphic: Cameron Noble.

    Writing/Editing/Voice: Nick Taylor and Brazil Gaffney-Knox

    • 40 min
    Growing Pains Ep. 3: A Culture You Can't Kill Part 1

    Growing Pains Ep. 3: A Culture You Can't Kill Part 1

    Growing Pains is BACK! After a bit of an accidental hiatus, we have returned to bring you two episodes all about student activism. In Part 1, we revisit the events of 1999-2001 that we discussed in 'The Company Trent Keeps,' the closing of Peter Robinson College, the shifts in Trent's governance, the structural changes that are still playing out today -- but this time, from the students' perspective. Much of the radical, direct action based culture that once attracted students to Trent has faded over the 20 years since. 



    In Part 2 of this episode we try to answer this question of why? What happened to this culture of revolution, and can we revive it?



    Thanks to Dr. David Tough, Dr. Alison Hearn, and Ziysah von Bieberstein for their stories and contributions to this episode.

    Our podcast music is by Sportsman Lucifer. 

    Please consider supporting our work through a monthly donation. You can donate on our website: trentarthur.ca/donate.

    • 31 min
    Growing Pains Ep. 2: Bleeding Green

    Growing Pains Ep. 2: Bleeding Green

    Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the community in which our university lies. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.

    In this episode, 'Bleeding Green', we unpack Trent's Cleantech Commons development project and how it typifies the marriage between academy and industry on our campus. We sit down with former Cultural Studies professor, Andrew Wernick, to talk about the promotional university, and the project of branding. We also chat with Cleantech Executive Director, Martin Yuill, about what it means to attract the right kind of business. Ultimately, we explain how and why Peterborough's most wealthy have their hands in Trent Lands. 

    Growing Pains graphic: Cameron Noble.

    Music: Sportsman Lucifer

    Writing/Editing/Voice: Nick Taylor & Brazil Gaffney-Knox

    • 44 min
    Growing Pains Ep. 1: The Company Trent Keeps

    Growing Pains Ep. 1: The Company Trent Keeps

    Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the community in which our university lies. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.

    In our first episode, ‘The Company Trent Keeps,’ we break down Trent’s Board of Governors and attempt to explain how and why a small group of corporate elites make all the most important decisions at our university. Dr. David Tough takes us on a walk down memory lane to help us piece together how we got here, and how we might imagine a more democratic way forward.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 12: TCSA Elections

    Ep. 12: TCSA Elections

    This week we have arranged interviews with the candidates for the TCSA Spring Elections! In all honesty, this has been the most difficult audio-project we have embarked upon. In making this podcast - in conducting the interviews, and throughout the audio-editing process, we had to balance our obligations towards fairness and objectivity, while still making this podcast listenable.



    If you want to jump to specific candidates:

    10:33 - VP Campaigns and Equity: Morgan Carl and Zoe Litow-Daye

    37:35 - VP Health and Wellness: Teika Viducis, Carter Tongs and Brook Bartlett

    59:05 - President: Wendy Walker



    *We had conducted an interview with the candidate for VP University and College Affairs, who has since dropped out of the race. We have yet to hear from the TCSA about what will be done to fill this role for the upcoming academic year, but we will be sure to keep you in the know.

    Check out the platforms for the executive and other board positions on our website! Voting runs March 12-18, Trent students will receive a ballot in their inbox. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 11: Category is... PRIYANKA!

    Ep. 11: Category is... PRIYANKA!

    This week on What's the Point?! we switch things up and give you an episode that is nothing but FUN! Nick gets candid with the inaugural Champion of Canada's Drag Race, PRIYANKA! They talk about everything from Priyanka's origin story and the Toronto drag scene, to her best and worst moments on Drag Race and what winning meant to her. This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh! 

    • 24 min

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