As a young person it seems as though having sex is everything. We tend to feel like we’re unattractive if we don’t have a sex life. The girl or guy that has a lot of sex can be the envy of a lot […]
The end of a student journalist’s journey
As I look back at all my years of experience as a student journalist, I wonder if they were worth it. I came into Laurier Brantford excited to study journalism. I snatched every opportunity I could to experience what it […]
What is a ‘sellout’ anyways?
I’ve had several conversations about what it means to be a sellout with different people. It doesn’t surprise me when people turn against those they once looked up to. These people can be recognized as famous individuals such as athletes, […]
Is the word ‘minority’ racist?
A lot of words can be used to describe one thing, but this particular word seems to be quite touchy at times. Unless you are categorized as a visible minority, the word is probably meaningless to you. However, if you […]
How liberal is Canada?
It really is worth wondering just how liberal Canada is, especially in comparison to other countries around the world. The United States makes Canada look like the real “land of the free.” Canada does have the reputation of being one […]
Canada isn’t void of racism
The fallacy of racism not existing in Canada is alive and well. Sharyne Williams, a criminology and human rights student at Laurier Brantford, can provide enough proof to show it. Williams detailed her racist encounter in Brantford on Thursday night. […]
The issue with BLM Toronto
Black Lives Matter is supposed to be a movement that supports and unites black people worldwide. It is also supposed to remind people that the lives of black people matter, in a time when they have been framed as worthless. […]
Music marketing & memes
Am I the only one that feels as though all genres of music are becoming more popular? Over the past few years, there have been several artists that have had mega hit singles, but in the present day of music, […]
So who’s going down?
The real question is who is going down? Generally, females seem to be fine with going down on their partners. It seems to be perfectly fine for a female to give her partners oral pleasures. However, males seem to be […]
Religion in the modern eye
Religion usually does two things; it either acts as guidance or it can brainwash. They say some of the most terrible things are done in the name of God, and the ones who do the most charitable do not even […]
The personal benefits of travelling
Money is tight as a student. We can’t afford to live lavishly because education is the priority. You barely have enough funds to make sure you are properly fed. Understood. However, besides working, a lot of students have an idea […]
The Chinese Super League
It is no surprise that it has come down to this. The sport of football and all of its players are becoming more concerned about money, rather than the sport itself. Don’t believe me? Ask the people running the Chinese […]
The essence of personal style
When it comes to style and fashion, it’s useless trying to fit in. There are so many ways of expressing yourself through clothing. I feel like people are scared of being judged which is why they avoid developing their own […]
Clown lives matter?
Now that the clown thing has finally blown over and we are worried about a different clown, I thought it might be a good time to deposit my two cents on the issue. There is no doubt in my mind […]
Entertainment > Lyricism
Over the past few years music seems to have become a little underappreciated. The obvious sign is through the sale of album units. Another sign is whether or not we care about lyrics in the songs we listen to. Do […]
Mike Colter doesn’t owe you an apology
You would think by now that people would be fine with television shows having a bit more diversity. Wrong. Some of you are you going to read this and think, “Here we go again.” You don’t have to own up […]
The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Have you ever walked passed another student and thought something to yourself? It could have been a good thought but let’s face it, it probably wasn’t. Maybe you’re sitting in class while a group are doing a presentation. Something about […]
Are fashion retailers finally noticing Toronto?
Canada has been strongly neglected in the fashion world for reasons we aren’t fully aware of. Could it be that Canadians have been content with its fashion thus far? Even if this was the case, Canada must prepare for future […]
Sitting during the national anthem
I find it frustrating that we as educated people contradict ourselves time and time again. We expect people in the spotlight to use their stardom for the right things. We expect them to stand up for causes that are meaningful. […]
Why the Globe and Mail’s new podcast is important
It’s that thing that we all hate talking about. That thing that we all pretend to be oblivious about from time to time. The elephant in the room. Race. It will always be a touchy subject regardless of whichever angle […]
Why should you be playing sports?
A lot of iconic sporting events have taken place this year. Whether it was Toronto finally hosting the NBA All-Star weekend or Portugal beating France for the UEFA Euro championship cup. It inspired me to start playing sports again. But […]
How colonialism can shape a country’s identity
No matter how beautiful the history of a country can turn out to be, sometimes I can’t help but think about its evil side as well. After watching the Olympics and the UEFA Euro championship this summer, it’s been interesting […]
Are we shocked about London’s new mayor?
Race and ethnicity have always been factors in regards to politics. It isn’t surprising to see that most of our leaders are one race. However, things seem to be changing a little. The British capital now has a new mayor […]
Is the UK doomed without the help of the EU?
The United Kingdom has been preparing itself for yet another referendum. The only difference is this time the poll results will determine a lot more than just one country’s fate. There have been several predictions made about the UK’s future […]
The Raptors’ success and its effects on Toronto
The most successful season in Raptor franchise history has recently come to an end. Basketball fans across Canada have never seen performances like this before. To be honest, I don’t think any basketball fan was expecting the Raptors to come […]
I’m surprised at how many people I here complaining about their everyday ‘struggles.’ Do we really understand what the word struggle means? If we got a handful of children from different countries to define the word ‘struggle,’ do you think […]
Brantford, a city brimming with potential
If there is one thing that is certain, it’s that we all want to know what Brantford will develop into. Thus far, Brantford doesn’t have that much to offer as far as eateries, facilities and entertainment for students. I have […]
Do we need a Black History month?
As the month of February comes to a close the celebration of Black History Month is also coming to an end. That means that the burst of content containing details about black inventions and beauty will probably decrease a little. […]
Yes means Yes and No means No: The importance of consent
Consent is a subject that been receiving a lot of attention for a variety of reasons, most of which have not been positive. People seem to have a lot of different opinions about consent. Regardless, there is one thing […]
Don’t wait to show love
That special time of the year is almost here. The time where the sparks fly and couples have an excuse to do something special for each other. The day that we plan something special for our significant other. It’s only […]