Taylor Berzins

Voicing vices

As I write this, there are nearly half a dozen police cruisers surrounding the window of my office in Grand River Hall. An alleged robbery has occurred at the Scotiabank across the road. My office has a great view. I […]

Bringing the living wall back to life

Standing in RCW, one is greeted with the predictably serene sound of trickling water, as the pumps behind Laurier Brantford’s living wall work to feed the green, robust, foliage that helps clean our campus air. The living wall was a […]

Laurier embraces fresh AiR

2015-2016 marks the start of Laurier’s Inaugural Activist in Residence program. This role has been taken up by Alex Tigchelaar, who will spend her residency at the Brantford campus.   “The opportunity came about last year when I talked to […]

Battling Bill C-51

Saturday March 14 marked National Day of Action against Bill C-51, and thousands of protestors gathered in cities across Canada to speak out against the bill. Stephanie Dearing organized the “snap-action” protest against Bill C-51 for the community of Brant. […]

Brantford groups celebrate local women

International Women’s Day is March 8, and this year the UN is looking to challenge nations to enact equal rights for women. In what began as small celebrations of women throughout Europe in 1911, by 1977 the UN had created […]

Keep it simple stupid!

A time of moral panic can dissolve even the most stoic thinker’s poker face. Trying to adjust one’s moral compass to the direction of justness in a time in which each day thrusts a new boogeyman into global headlines is […]

Socks for Brantford’s homeless

Community response to Brantford’s first sock drive is exceeding coordinators’ expectations, with well over 700 pairs of socks having been brought to Sophia’s Bakery in less than a week. The media company SoulPancake first launched the initiative, dubbed Socktober, four […]