Memes are 21st century heiroglyphics

Memes have become a daily part of modern society. We thrive on them. They express emotions in ways our faces cannot. Have a midterm exam that you haven’t studied for? Just search that SpongeBob caveman meme. ...

Thriving for mental health

Last week, Laurier Brantford hosted their third annual Thrive Week event. The intention of Thrive Week is to help students build positive mental health. Originally, Thrive Week was run by Recreation and Athleti...

How long is too long?

I’m sure most students have experienced three-hour lectures sometime throughout their career at Laurier, since they seem impossible to avoid. I personally cannot stand them. I find myself mentally checking o...

The Mindy Project was dissapointing

A few weeks ago, I finally finished watching “The Mindy Project”. Before you even ask, yes I know the series finale aired almost a year ago. I was just too busy watching “The Office” for the thousandth ...

Students wary of the wellness centre

Over the past school year, both Brantford and Waterloo campuses have been in hot water over their Wellness Centres. Though it appears there have been continuing issues for many years, multiple complaints came t...

Let’s help to end the stigma

On January 31 Bell Canada had their annual Bell Let’s Talk Day which centres around ending the stigma surrounding mental health. Bell Let’s Talk originally started in 2010. On their website Bell explained...
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People are eating Tide PODs for fun

Over the last month, the meme of eating a Tide POD has become a reality. Hundreds of videos of people partaking the in the challenge, including famous YouTubers like GloZell Green have been uploaded to the si...

Golden Globes honor and award Oprah

On January 7 at the annual Golden Globe Awards Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. de Mille award, which is awarded to someone for outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment. She is the first black woman...

Time’s Up at the Golden Globes Awards

Over the past year there have been an increasing number of women in Hollywood and the world that have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and assault. In addition to the many women’s stories,...

The Bent King: cheap, delicious & fun

If you’re looking for somewhere to hangout that is cheap and fun, The Bent King Boardgame Cafe is the place for you. Co-owners Adam Dexter and Patrick Huxley opened the Boardgame Cafe on Market Street in Apri...

Is the flu shot needed?

With fall finally arriving and temperatures dropping, it is around this time of year illness really starts to spread. More specifically influenza, better known as the flu, starts making an appearance. As a res...

Tacos & Mental Health

It’s no surprise that midterm season is a stressful time for just about every university student. Even less surprising is the fact that midterms can be almost impossible to deal with if someone is struggling ...

Radical week and activism on campus

From September 11 to September 15, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) ran their Radical Orientation Week, or Rad Week.   The concept is similar to Orientation Week, but promot...

Here comes O-Week

For many first year students, move in day and the first day of Orientation Week can be incredibly daunting. Starting a new chapter in a new place can be scary. But O-week ice breakers, residence dons, and...

Students help design board game

This summer Laurier Brantford students in the Game Design program worked closely with an organization called Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie in order to develop a game called SUSPECT. Charlene Hofb...

Costly rubber duck takes Toronto

From July 1 to 3 a controversial sculpture of a rubber duck was on display in Toronto for the Redpath Waterfront Festival. The sculpture was created by Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch public artist t...

The Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P Program, which is the Positive Parenting Program, is now available in Brantford. The program was originally created by Matt Sanders, who is a professor of clinical psychology from Australia. ...

Laurier’s contract negotiation update

Since Aug. 30, contract staff at Laurier have been in negotiations that affect about 375 of the professors currently teaching. At this time the main goals of the contract are still the same, including job secu...

Harmony Square hosts Pop-Up Store

On Oct. 23, Harmony Square hosted its second Pop-Up Store event. The event was organized by Jennifer Middleton, with the goal of providing a retail store-like experience for people in need. Anyone could com...

Professor’s contract negotiations

Laurier professors are currently in negotiations over their new contracts. Contract faculty and part-time librarians have been working without an official contract since Aug. 31. There has been some buzz abo...
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Tattoo Addiction

* Tattoo's belong to Kelsey Anger Most people who have tattoos will agree that once you get one, it’s hard to stop. Over the past few decades, tattoos have made an increase in popularity, and tattoo artist...

Jazz fest hits Brantford

Over the weekend Brantford celebrated its ninth annual international jazz festival. The event took over Harmony Square from Friday to Sunday showcasing a variety of acts including performs from all over Ontario...