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 ...

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 ai...

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 opport...

Under 35: The age of “change”?

There exists a stigma that politics is just a boring game for old men to play. Statistics surrounding the Canadian Members of Parliament does little to combat this, as the average age of Canada’s 304 memb...

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. Protestors gathered across Canada for a nationa...
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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 t...

Community preparing for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is just around the corner, and community members hope to see more student consciousness this year. Local history oriented non-profit groups have put together a number of initiatives to make t...
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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 glo...

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. From left: Lau...

Meet Brantford’s mayoral candidates

On September 12, the window of opportunity closed for community members wishing to vie for a contending position in the race for Mayor of Brantford. Of the seven official candidates to be listed on the Bra...