Proud Boys rally challenged

A Free Speech Rally held at Victoria Square quickly ended when opposition arrived.The rally, organized by Laurier Brantford student Christian Mejia, was intended to criticize the disciplinary actions taken ...

The Bent King: cheap, delicious & fun

If you’re looking for somewhere to hangout that is cheap and fun, The Bent King Boardgame Cafe is the place for you. Co-owners Adam Dexter and Patrick Huxley opened the Boardgame Cafe on Market Street in Apri...

International Education Week in full swing

Laurier’s International Education Week took place Nov. 13-17 and many clubs on campus – one in particular –  took part in celebrating. “As the Intercultural Student Association of Brantford (ISAB)...

Is the flu shot needed?

With fall finally arriving and temperatures dropping, it is around this time of year illness really starts to spread. More specifically influenza, better known as the flu, starts making an appearance. As a res...

Christmas Basket Program dilemma

 The Christmas Basket Programs runs every year in Brantford since perhaps the 1930’s providing everyone the Christmas they deserve with food and toys. Run by the Brantford Food Bank and Salvation Army, this...

LSPIRG takes on Capitalism

Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted their first part of an educational series called Resistance 101 talking about capitalism on Oct 25.  LSPIRG is a non-profit organization ...

Ontario Colleges enter strike week 3

Tensions are rising across the province as Oct 30 marks the third week of the Ontario college strike. And yet, the crowd of Conestoga instructors protesting outside Odeon is a big as ever, if not grow...

Dreamers speak at Laurier Brantford

Recently, Laurier Brantford hosted two individuals from Mexico who had been deported from the US after being raised there as they were the children of illegal immigrants. Maggie Loredo and Sayra Hernandez a...

Tacos & Mental Health

 It’s no surprise that midterm season is a stressful time for just about every university student. Even less surprising is the fact that midterms can be almost impossible to deal with if someone is s...

Why we should all take back the night

The Sexual Assault Centre of Brantford hosted the Take Back the Night event on Sept 21 promoting women’s rights including a march for women, children, trans and non-binary individuals.  The event was...

Public library construction

The Brantford public library, currently under construction, is undergoing many changes, both inside and out, to make it a more comfortable and accessible space for customers.   In 1992, the Brantford li...

Laurier welcomes TEDx to Brantford

TEDx is coming to Brantford. A group of talented and dedicated Laurier students are working to bring inspiring ideas to the Laurier and Brantford community by starting the TEDxWLUBrantford initiative.  B...

Black Lives Matter hosts breakfast

 On Sept 15, the Laurier Brantford Diversity and Equity office (DEO) and the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) held a Black Lives Matter Breakfast in the west wing of the Re...

No Fences, No Borders

As part of their Radical Orientation Week, the Laurier Student Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted a presentation by No One is Illegal on September 12.  No One is Illegal is a social ju...

Laurier International Film Guild

 On Sept 19th, at 4 p.m., the Research and Academic Centre was filled with students who were interested in the idea of sharing their stories and experiences through film.   The opportunity to do...

Radical week and activism on campus

From September 11 to September 15, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) ran their Radical Orientation Week, or Rad Week.  The concept is similar to Orientation Week, but promot...

Laurier has a new user-friendly site

Laurier hopes to make the transition to university life easier for incoming students with a new website and intranet. The website, launched last summer, allows not only easy access to everything needed ...

Limelight on violence against women

Wilfrid Laurier University student, Halina (Lin) Haag, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award for her developmental research in the area of traumatic brain injury caused by ...

Here comes O-Week

For many first year students, move in day and the first day of Orientation Week can be incredibly daunting. Starting a new chapter in a new place can be scary. But O-week ice breakers, residence dons, and...

New condominium provides options

The city of Brantford is about to experience a surge of architectural growth, and students from Wilfrid Laurier University may see more space for student housing. On Aug. 10, Brantford real estate broker...

Problems with Snap Map update

Snapchat has attempted to keep its throne by adding new a feature Snap Map.In an effort to keep its users from abandoning it for other platforms, like Instagram, Snapchat has added a map plug-in. Thi...

Students help design board game

This summer Laurier Brantford students in the Game Design program worked closely with an organization called Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie in order to develop a game called SUSPECT.Charlene Hofb...

Costly rubber duck takes Toronto

From July 1 to 3 a controversial sculpture of a rubber duck was on display in Toronto for the Redpath Waterfront Festival.The sculpture was created by Florentijn Hofman, a Dutch public artist t...

Successful 44th Villages festival

From July 5 to July 8, the city of Brantford celebrated its forty-fourth annual International Villages Cultural Festival.The four-day festival treated the citizens of Brantford to a variety of food, dri...

Large increase in value of ether

Ethereum has taken the altcoin spotlight following a boom in value of ether.Ethereum is a blockchain platform created by University of Waterloo dropout Vitalik Buterin. A blockchain is effectively ...

The world of academic misconduct

Do you ever wonder what happens to those students who get caught cheating or plagiarizing in their essays?Didn’t think so. It doesn’t really cross our mind because in most cases we’re used to th...

Essential Workers for Essential Pay

Brampton – William Osler clerical staff rallied together along with members of Teamsters union outside Brampton Civic Hospital to fight for equal wages.Vehicles drove by from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. honking ...