Cheers to the 2021 grads

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   As we approach the end of the school year, the graduating class of 2021 prepares for their new chapters in life without a graduation ceremony to honour and conclude their momentous […]

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 […]

@WLUchangeisdue retaliates against racism

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Group for equity WLUchangeisdue challenges Wilfrid Laurier University in a battle against racism.    Students, staff, faculty and citizens of the Kitchener-Waterloo area of multiple different backgrounds band together to fight Laurier University […]

Slow internet in a virtual classroom

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   “You keep cutting out.”  “Your screen is all blurry.” “There’s an echo in your audio.” “It must be your Wi-Fi.”   At this point in the online school year, we have […]

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 […]

Fall 2021 Covid Update

PHOTO BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   For the past year, Laurier Golden Hawks have been struggling to enjoy their university experience under the cloud of COVID-19.    With classes and extracurriculars being online, the Brantford campus has […]

A future cop’s take on defund the police

GRAPHIC BY SARA SHIEKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Disclaimer:  This is Humberto’s personal opinion and does not reflect the opinions of current or aspiring police officers. He is currently at Laurier Brantford in the criminology program.    The phrase […]

OUSA advocates for sexual violence prevention

GRAPHIC BY SARA SHEIKH / THE SPUTNIK PHOTOGRAPHY   Sexual Violence is something that occurs frequently on university campuses across Ontario, and across Canada.    Unfortunately, most victims are not comfortable speaking up or are not advocated for because of […]

“Cross my heart”

GRAPHIC BY NATASHA O’NEILL   “Cross my heart,” Walter Gretzky would always say.   A man of bravery, resilience and humility, the most kind hearted, well known and adored individual.     As a local hero and a man who defines […]