Black joy and suffering

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorFrom left, Jane Desmond and 2023 alum Trinity Wilson at the Laurier International Multicultural Gala Thomas Shipp. Abram Smith. Emmett Till. Rodney King. George Floyd. Philando Castile. Sandra Bland.  History remembers these names, the countless videos,…

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To know me is to speak my language

Niyati Pancholi / Sputnik Photography Language is the most important form of communication. Languages help build relationships with others by sharing ideas, beliefs, knowledge and feelings about our life experiences. Languages encompass the rich backgrounds, history and culture of the…

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#GreenspaceSoWhite 

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorGreen space, a leaf in a park.  Imagine you are walking in a forest. The lush green leaves of a tree rustle as a gentle breeze blows. You can hear the animals off in the distance…

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Who is the “reasonable person” anyway?

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik PhotographySuperior Court of Justice in Brantford. There have been many terms in history to describe this person: the right-thinking member of society, the fair-minded and informed observer, the man on the Clapham omnibus or l’homme moyen.…

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The era of eras and embracing life 

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik Photography Books have always been central to my life. I was surrounded by them. Some of my earliest memories were going to the bookstore with my mother, like when the new book of her favorite series…

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Film and the power of nostalgia

Serena Anagbe / Photo Editor I’ll admit it. I was (and still am) a Twilight fan. I went to all the movie premieres. I collected all the holographic cups and magazines with the cast on them. Even now, I have…

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What happened to being BFFs?

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik Photography Humans have always been social creatures. That is the basis on which society was created. An innate need for community and companionship. Friendships, in turn, are part of that natural need for social interaction. Friends…

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The Honourable Harvest

Sanya Oberoi / Sputnik Photography With the emergence of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, there has been a renewed effort to mend the relationship and harm committed against Indigenous people on Turtle Island. Food is often left out of the…

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Should landlords be abolished?

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik Photography An apartment building. In 2022, the average rent in Brantford was $1,246 per month. However, in major cities like Toronto, rent prices jumped to $1,665 monthly. Over the past decade, the Ontario Housing Affordability Task…

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