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Gee-Gees spoil homecoming party

On one of the biggest days of the year, Laurier’s offense was unable to capitalize on their chances and in the end came up short against Ottawa in their football match-up on Saturday. In front ...
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Plastic bags- propaganda?

Green living. Eco-friendly alternatives. Environmentally friendly. These are phrases we have all become accustom to using these days. With one of the government’s main focuses being on green initiatives mos...
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New LGBTQ club opens up on campus

Laurier Brantford is strengthening its diversity with an Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) group on campus. Though LGBTQ groups are common in many universities as a part of various diver...
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Jazz fest full of highlights

There can be no doubt that the second annual Brantford International Jazz Festival was a musical success. Every act, from the opening big band numbers of the Rob McConnell Tentet to the closing (and ...
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Jazz fest brings downtown to life

One year after its inception, the 2009 Brantford International Jazz Festival returned this past weekend, even bigger and better than last year's event. And if there was one thing to be learned from the weekend...
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Laptops should be regulated

Yes, Alex, we get it. There are many reasons why laptop computers are a useful and integral part of the classroom. But have you ever found it difficult to concentrate on a lecture because of the rat-a-tat-tat o...
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Laptops should stay in classrooms

Our world is becoming increasingly centred around technology. Educational institutions must accept this fact. Students should be allowed to use laptops in classrooms. Have you ever had a professor forget ...
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To opt out, or not to opt out

In the past few years almost 50 per cent of the Laurier student population has opted out of the health and dental plan. For many who already had health and dental benefits, 200 dollars in their pocket was the o...
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Hey, Jays- what the f*@# happened?

Through the late months of spring, Blue Jays fans could be seen proudly boasting smiles along with new Snider or Lind jerseys, as the Jays were actually winning. They won seven of their first eight series, and ...
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Rumour has it

The city of Brantford has big plans for its downtown core, specifically around the Colborne Street area. According to these plans: • 41 decrepit buildings, some of which are still inhabited, would be purch...
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The changing face of journalism today

Media companies are laying off workers seemingly every week – over 100 from CTV this month alone. Nearly a quarter of the staff of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald were given pink slips in February, while CanWest...
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Stressed yet? 9 ways to chill out

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that dreaded time of year again: final projects, essays and, dare I say it, exams. But a busy semester does not have to equal a mental breakdown. Here are some tips and tricks...
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No. 1 seeds barely survive March Madness

In a field of 64 teams, this year’s Big Dance included the usual appearances by such basketball heavyweights as North Carolina, Memphis, Oklahoma, and last year’s national champions, Kansas. But there were ...
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A “life-changing” experience

Earlier this month, a group of 11 Nipissing student teachers and two faculty advisors returned from a three-week international placement that brought them to the Maasai Mara Region of Kenya, East Africa. The t...
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Body slams in the barbershop

The door on the front of Emerson Studio opens with a light jingle, but it might as well be the ringing of a bell. When you step inside this Hamilton barbershop, you’re entering the squared circle with one of ...
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Friday the 13th with Timber Timbre

An ominous day such as Friday the 13th should be spent around large groups of happy people, so as to ward off any negative vibes. That’s why I went to The Ford Plant, a popular alternative music venue, to che...