Avery McIsaac

Keep your slut shaming to yourself

Sex: a taboo topic that everyone seems to have an opinion about. I think it’s pretty obvious that everyone has their own experiences and preferences that influence their opinions on the topic, myself included. However, I think one of the more annoying aspects of sex […]

Balancing university and relationships

Managing to stay organized during university can be hard. Balancing classes, placements, extra-curriculars, eating healthy, working out and having a social life can seem completely impossible. Throwing a relationship into the mix complicates things even more. A lot of students, including […]

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 Athletics on campus, but this year almost every […]

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 out after the first hour. Maybe I just have bad luck since […]

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 time to get […]

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 to light on #BellLetsTalk day through social […]

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, “At the time, most people were not talking about mental […]

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 result around this time of the year places such […]

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 with mental health. In a […]

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 promotes activism and involvement on both Laurier campuses. Jayden Lavallie, who coordinates Rad Week, explained the purpose as, “a week’s worth of […]

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 other first year students all come together to make […]

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 Hofbauer, Communications and Project Coordinator for Workforce Planning Board, explains that SUSPECT is “A facilitated problem solving game […]

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 that works around the world. According to the Toronto Star, the rubber duck sculpture is six stories high, and weighs over 13 tonnes. The sculpture reportedly cost […]