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The most magical “green”

Pot, weed, ganja - it all refers to a magical plant that stoners praise known as marijuana. It has two primary functions: part of the plant can be turned into hemp which in turn can be made into fabric, and par...
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Youth Trends

Frightening Because I Got High A German study has found that young adults who use cannabis may have an increased risk of having psychotic experiences later in their lives. Dr. Jim van Os of Masstrich Universi...
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Fresh faces to country music

“We have wanted it our whole lives,” says Carly McKillip, one half of the country music duo, One More Girl (OMG). “You get to a point where someone looks you in the eye and says, ‘how much do you want i...
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Trashy art

Finding your inner environmentalist as an artist can be tough. Shylene Calla is a mosaicist and sculptor who enjoys the challenge of creating works of art using old and recycled things. Calla’s love for mak...
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The meaning of colour

When you’re a child, one of the most serious questions you can ask a potential friend is, “so what’s your favourite colour?” Whether we knew it or not, there is meaning in colour. If that kid said brown...
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They spent how much?!

Money makes the world go ‘round, and what better way to take advantage of a big cash payout then to splurge on something– a nice purse, dinner for you and a friend, that killer pair of shoes or even a vacat...
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Paper cranes for Japan

On March 16, in the entranceway of the Carnegie building, Laurier students and Journalism Guild members Katelyn Wong and Victoria Roth set up their booth. Both were teaching others how to fold paper cranes and ...
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This is a poster-free zone

A relatively unknown Brantford bylaw makes it illegal to post a sign without approval from the city. In order for a Brantford citizen to post a sign, they must go through an approval process set out by the City...
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Youth Trends

Disturbing: Only whites need apply? A new independently funded Texas scholarship offered by a group called the Former Majority Association for Equality is raising controversy by limiting allowed applicants to...
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The new news source

Commercials, repetition, and pointless “fluff” sold as serious content - with all of these distractions, it’s no wonder that so many young people are investing in alternate news sources for their informat...
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Deconstructing the chick flick

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, students gathered at the Student Center to watch the film Legally Blonde as part of the three-part film series called “Deconstructing the Chick Flick.” ...
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Sounds Good!

Architects - The Here and Now This album’s sound has a bass driving, snare-snapping beat that hooks ears. When the drums halt, screaming vocals are given a backdrop of melodic guitars and heavy bass. The son...
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The Sputnik: Applications

Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications, WLUSP, is Laurier's offical autonomous, student-run media organization. A non-profit corporation, WLUSP is best known for the publications it produces that serve...
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Youth Trends

Totally Badass Parents should play video games with their teenage daughters In the past, research has always showed that playing video games is actually a detriment to a teenager’s health, but one recent stu...
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Sounds good! Unheard Canada

MAPL is a CRTC-regulated system that dictates 35% of music played on the radio must be Canadian. This set-up is great if you are into Nickleback or Celine Dion, but has not been much help to the artists listed ...
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Sounds good!

Single Lady Gaga – “Born This Way” The anticipated and long-awaited single, “Born This Way,” was released last Friday. However, after giving it a spin, I’ve made a huge discovery: Born This Way wa...