About Stephen Chartrand

Stephen Chartrand is a third year political science major, hopeful journalist and author. He started out as Specialty News editor for the Brock Press last year and is currently the editor of External News. Stephen is a regular political junkie whose interests span everything from municipal politics in Niagara to geopolitics and political theory. An avid reader, writer and activist, Stephen is also working on a book of political theory he hopes to publish shortly after he finishes his studies at Brock University.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE: Les McCurdy-Myers

On April 1st, Brock University held its annual Residence Awards Dinner. The awards are given out each year to students and student leaders in recognition of their involvement and contribution to resi...
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Trigger Warning and Safe Space Culture

However cliché it may be, I still cling to the idea that the university is a place where one’s deepest beliefs not only can but should be challenged. It is a place where ideas and opinions, however i...

Should climate activists change tactics?

Unless you’re a climate denier, we know from ample amounts of data and scientific research collected over the years that human activity is having an adverse affect on the climate. Our relentless cons...
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Why local politics matters

Very few people know who their local councilors are and fewer still take an active interest in local politics. Most Canadians tend to see municipal politics as a sort of administrative affair – fixin...