Arts & Culture

COVID-19 friendly side hustles

GRAPHIC BY SARA SHEIKH/ THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   COVID-19 has caused a lot of destruction worldwide, such as the loss of lives and the strain on healthcare. However, there are many indirect implications of COVID-19, such as the loss of […]

Roommate horror stories

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   These stories are one sided and are the experiences of different Laurier students. No names have been mentioned to maintain privacy.    Many students have been fortunate enough to live with […]

The Oman Photographer

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL   Vandan Alpesh Thacker is a Wilfrid Laurier Student who is professionally known as The Oman Photographer.   Thacker is in his first year at Wilfrid Laurier University studying computer science. Last week Thacker came first […]

Slow and steady wins the health race

PHOTO BY JEREMY VYN / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Disclaimer: This article contains tips on how to become healthier. If you are someone suffering/ recovering from an eating disorder please read with caution. All bodies are beautiful regardless as to […]

Quarantine cooking

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   With the lockdown ending for many regions in Ontario, students are eager to leave quarantine in the past.   A lot of generation-defining trends came out through quarantine, like TikTok coffee, […]

COVID-19: A year later

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY     A year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic.   Students remember hearing their email notifications going off later that week on the […]

Enoc Hoppong: capturing Black excellence

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Shirley Chisholm once said, “you don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining, you make progress by implementing ideas.”    To Enoc Hoppong, a Black Laurier Brantford photographer, […]

Acing Zoom Interviews

PHOTO BY NATASHA O’NEILL / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Future employees have been told the first thing to do during a job interview is to shake the employer’s hand.    With the rise of remote work also comes remote interviews—how […]

Teacher Appreciation

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Virtual learning has been a burden on everyone, and students aren’t afraid to voice their opinions on the situation.   However, voices that are often left out are professors—how are they […]

Creating a study sanctuary

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Learning in an online environment has been a struggle for many students this school year.    There have been times where students have questioned themselves on a quiz or completely missed […]

New Year, new me

PHOTO BY MICHAEL PIRILLO / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   We all know that the new year brings new year resolutions, and this year is no exception.   Typically people create a mile-long list and do not stick with their resolutions. […]

Brant Music Festival

CONTRIBUTED IMAGE / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   The Brant Music festival is normally a talent-filled and fun-packed live music event in the community.    This year attendees can expect the same talent and fun, the only difference is that the […]

Overcoming Fear

Fear is an emotion we all know the struggle of managing and overcoming. Some fears are relatively small but they can still be inhibiting one’s life.  Communication is a huge fear for many people, something as small as eye contact […]

Cuffing season in 2020

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   ‘Tis the season to be jolly— at least that is what we are told around this time of year.    For those who are single and feel the pressure to find […]