2022: Year in film

Photo Contribution by Jeremy Vyn As we bid so long, farewell to 2022, it’s always fun to look back at the artistic heights reached by countless talents who gave their all to their devoted projects. I’d like to zone in […]

“Avatar”: A sequel worth waiting For

Photo Credits to Nida Shanar In 2009, Director James Cameron’s “Avatar” came out in theatres and broke box office records around the world for highest-grossing film. Now almost 15 years later, the sequel “Avatar: Way of the Water” has already […]

Flashback Downtown Brantford: 1900-1920

Photo Credits to Jeremy Vyn In December, Christina Han’s HI240: The Active Historian class at Wilfrid Laurier University put their knowledge on display with an exhibition titled, Flashback Downtown Brantford: 1900-1920.  The exhibition focused on the lives of early Chinese, […]

How to make the most of the LBYMCA

Photo Credits to Jeremy Vyn Ever since it was built, the Laurier Brantford YMCA has been a focal point for the community and the student experience.  “The facility is much more than just a fitness centre,” said Maya Vidovich, the […]

The World Cup Final

Photo Credits to Serena Anagbe On Dec. 18, Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1986 in a penalty shoot-out against France.  The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was forced into extra […]

Laurier approves Strategic Plan for EDI

Photo Credits to Serena Anagbe Last month, Wilfrid Laurier University launched their first Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) after the university’s Senate and Board of Directors approved it in a unanimous vote.   The plan was created by […]

TH&B Bridge public art project

Local artists of all ages, skill-sets and backgrounds spent the last two months painting the panels of the TH&B pedestrian bridge crossing the Grand River just west of campus.   The City of Brantford launched the public art project and sent […]

Inflation: How SU’s Food Bank can help

With the costs of goods steadily increasing, students’ financial struggles only get harder to deal with. Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union Food Bank offers food parcels which include five to six dinner items, three breakfast items and snacks that can […]

The best Christmas movies

It’s that time of the year! Time to light the fireplace, put on an ugly Christmas sweater, dust off your DVD player and remove the shrink wrap from those totally legally purchased Christmas classics!   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) – […]

Masks on campus: Yay or Nay?

Masks have been a large part of our everyday lives for almost the last three years now. While there has been some progress in the case numbers from the pandemic going down, there is still the threat of symptoms and […]

Volleyball team hosts first tournament

The volleyball team in a huddle with their fists in the middle of the circle

The volleyball team hosted their first tournament of the year in the Laurier Brantford YMCA on Friday, November 25.  A tough tournament saw Laurier have an early exit, finishing third in the group stage round.  “I think we had pretty […]

WCC’s Artfest

This past Saturday, Nov. 26, the Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC) hosted its first Winter Artfest. A delightful (and free!) celebration of Indigenous artistry, complete with tasty food and tons of incredible items for sale, such as beadwork and handmade jewellery.   […]

Brantford author releases new book

Ukrainian-Canadian historical fiction author Marsha Skrypuch launched her 25th novel, Winter Kill, at the Brantford Public Library on Nov. 24.   Winter Kill is a historical fiction novel that takes place in Ukraine in the 1930s during the famine genocide. This […]

Being 2SLGBTQ+ on campus

Contributed Photo In October, the results of the Thriving on Campus study on the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ students on campuses across Ontario were released. The study led by Michael Woodford, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University’s faculty of social work, […]

HASSA Halloween Bash

a bucket of halloween candy, on a table with a red table cloth. there are an assortment of halloween type items on the table

Photo contributed by Nida The Human and Social Sciences Students Association (HASSA) had its first event, a “Halloween Bash” on Friday 28th October 2022 in the One Market Level 1 Lounge.  Fairies and princesses, fallen angels and vampires, the Halloween-themed […]