Purdue football superfan Tyler Trent has become one of the best stories of the college football season.Trent was a freshman at Purdue this fall, until his battle with cancer forced him to leave school. His health has allowed him to make games over the last few weeks, though, and he was a big focus during Purdue’s dramatic blowout win over Ohio State in West Lafayette a few weeks ago.During that morning’s College GameDay, Tom Rinaldi profiled Trent, and he was interviewed again during the game from a box at Ross-Ade Stadium. After the win, he was let down to the field. The whole thing made for an amazing moment.Last weekend, hosting Purdue, Michigan State fans did a “cancer sucks” chant in honor of Trent.Tyler Trent is back at Ross-Ade Stadium for today’s Purdue football game against Iowa, and he led an awesome gesture.At the beginning of last season, Iowa fans began an awesome tradition called the “Kinnick Wave,” where fans at home games wave to the children watching from the hospital that overlooks Kinnick StadiumThe tradition has traveled a bit. Opposing fan bases have done it during games against Iowa, and Hawkeye fans even brought it to New York City for last year’s Pinstripe Bowl.Last year, Trent was in Iowa for the Kinnick Wave during Purdue’s game there. He called for Purdue fans to do it today.@TonyTrent10 and I had the honor of taking part in the wave last year and it is an experience I am forever thankful for. The least we can do is have @RossAdeStadium and the @rossadebrigade wave this Saturday. #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/cfI8UEV0Vu— Tyler Trent (@theTylerTrent) October 31, 2018Purdue played a message from Trent explaining the wave on the video board, and Boilermaker fans made it happen.We’re pleased to have @TheTylerTrent lead us in joining @HawkeyeFootball in the Kinnick Wave from West Lafayette. ??? pic.twitter.com/RXYtmBHzK3— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) November 3, 2018After @theTylerTrent’s message on the video board, fans at Ross Ade wave toward Iowa Children’s hospital in honor of the tradition started at Kinnick Stadium by the Hawkeyes. pic.twitter.com/Kumcrr2rW4— atreya verma (@atreya_verma) November 3, 2018.@BoilerFootball and @HawkeyeFootball play at @RossAdeStadium. Both sides come together in the battle against cancer by supporting @theTylerTrent and @uiowa Children’s Hospital for the famous wave. #tylerstrong #cancersucks pic.twitter.com/22VqeeQs2F— Alice Kang (@AliceMyNBC5) November 3, 2018Purdue is having another great season under head coach Jeff Brohm, and Tyler Trent’s continued presence has made the program one that every across the country can support, even fans of Big Ten rivals.Purdue leads the Hawkeyes 21-10 in the second quarter.
On the 70th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the Second World War, Nova Scotians can explore Halifax in wartime through a new online feature presented by the Nova Scotia Archives. East Coast Port: Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945 is a collection of seven virtual exhibits containing more than 5,800 historical photos, film clips, and print material documenting the lives of ordinary Nova Scotians living with war on their doorstep. “During the Second World War, residents of Halifax lived with the constant threat of danger,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “East Coast Port captures the lives of Haligonians before, during, and at the end of the war, so that we may not forget the sacrifices made at home and overseas.” Between 1939 and 1945, no other community in Canada was more involved in, or more marked by, the events of war than Halifax. The city was the principal staging point in Canada for the war in Europe. For security reasons, it was not named in radio and newspaper coverage, but was instead identified only as “an East Coast port”. “We are pleased to present the story of Halifax during those six long years,” said provincial archivist Brian Speirs. “The visual material featured in East Coast Port gives anyone with Internet access an opportunity to explore the look-and-feel of Halifax during wartime.” The seven virtual exhibits showcase different aspects of the wartime city through archival material. Topics include what Halifax looked like on the eve of war, wartime censorship and convoy movements, women and families responding to the war, and entertaining the troops. A separate section of online film clips includes footage of a German U-Boat being captured off Shelburne and coverage of the VE-Day Riots in Halifax. Additional information on East Coast Port: Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945 is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/eastcoastport/. Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage.