Bailey Zimmer

Hello! My name is Bailey Zimmer! I'm a third year English major with a minor in professional writing, and the Lead News Reporter for The Sputnik. I love spending all my time with my friends, and laughing with them until them wee hours of morning! I like writing for the paper because I get the news (and tea) first hand, and I get to tell it to everyone else. I’m looking forward to helping make The Sputnik be the best it can, and being a chapter in its life!

@WLUchangeisdue retaliates against racism

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Group for equity WLUchangeisdue challenges Wilfrid Laurier University in a battle against racism.    Students, staff, faculty and citizens of the Kitchener-Waterloo area of multiple different backgrounds band together to fight Laurier University […]

“Cross my heart”

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL   “Cross my heart,” Walter Gretzky would always say.   A man of bravery, resilience and humility, the most kind hearted, well known and adored individual.     As a local hero and a man who defines […]

Pegah Jamalof wins SU Presidential election

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Laurier welcomes Pegah Jamalof into her role as the newly elected Students’ Union president and CEO.    The results of the presidential race–released for the first time virtually–rolled in on Jan. […]

Food4Kids auction goes remote

PHOTO BY MICHAEL PIRILLO / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Going once, going twice, sold to the holly jolliest bidder of the holiday Food4Kids auction.     As the holiday season draws near, Brant-Haldimand Food4Kids, a charity that began in 2017, has […]

They fought together, we honour apart

PHOTO BY MICHAEL PIRILLO / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Flashes of red poppies and chimes of “lest we forget” circle the air at the beginning of November for the  heroes who served.  The Brantford community shows their respect for those […]

Cheer for Fear, for Halloween is Here!

PHOTO BY ALLIE LEASK / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Hearing a witches’ cackle, the low moan of a ghost, and the rustle of trees can only mean one thing;  Halloween is right around the corner.   Haunted houses, corn mazes, candy […]

Summer Loves: A short story

Group gathers around a bonfire

  ALAN CHEN / UNSPLASH PHOTOGRAPY   The heat from the early morning sun warmed my skin, flushing it pink with the sky’s reflection. I sat on my front doorstep, waiting for Jack to pick me up in his old […]