#BlackLivesMatter: the central problem with the #AllLivesAllMatter movement

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On Aug. 9, 2014, underneath the scorching sun lay the lifeless body of an unarmed black teen: Michael Brown, riddled with bullets. Amidst controversy, tragedy and hope, Black Lives Matter was born – a movement dedicated towards familiarizing our modern Western society with names of black men, women and children, all victims of state-sanctioned violence […]

Black Heritage Month [Feature]

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Editors Note: To kick off Black Heritage Month, the Trent African Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) organized a powerful photo series. This series portrays strong messages and personal perseverance regarding race and personal experiences in relation to race. Our feature for Issue 15 showcased this photo series, and featured a poem by Daisy Komujuni. We will […]

Awareness: a white privilege guide

White privilege: a topic that elicits a spectrum of emotions from confusion to utter denial of its existence. The term first appeared in a paper published in 1988, entitled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh. White privilege is defined as a “social advantage that comes from being seen as […]

TCSA looks at recent successes and future improvements

On Jan. 27, Trent Central Student Association (TCSA)’s winter semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) was held in the Sadleir House Lecture Hall at 1p.m. The meeting saw the endorsement of changes to TCSA by-laws and policy resolutions, as well as an active dialogue that ensued surrounding the proposed amendments. SAGM also approved the financial statements from […]

#BlackLivesMatter: the central problem with the #AllLivesAllMatter movement

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On Aug. 9, 2014, underneath the scorching sun lay the lifeless body of an unarmed black teen: Michael Brown, riddled with bullets. Amidst controversy, tragedy and hope, Black Lives Matter was born – a movement dedicated towards familiarizing our modern Western society with names of black men, women and children, all victims of state-sanctioned violence […]

Black Heritage Month [Feature]

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Editors Note: To kick off Black Heritage Month, the Trent African Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) organized a powerful photo series. This series portrays strong messages and personal perseverance regarding race and personal experiences in relation to race. Our feature for Issue 15 showcased this photo series, and featured a poem by Daisy Komujuni. We will […]

Awareness: a white privilege guide

White privilege: a topic that elicits a spectrum of emotions from confusion to utter denial of its existence. The term first appeared in a paper published in 1988, entitled “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh. White privilege is defined as a “social advantage that comes from being seen as […]

TCSA looks at recent successes and future improvements

On Jan. 27, Trent Central Student Association (TCSA)’s winter semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) was held in the Sadleir House Lecture Hall at 1p.m. The meeting saw the endorsement of changes to TCSA by-laws and policy resolutions, as well as an active dialogue that ensued surrounding the proposed amendments. SAGM also approved the financial statements from […]