From ‘un-adoptable’ to adopted

When you think of adoption what do you picture? Maybe a loving smiling family with two parents and a child.Today adoption and fostering in Canada has been opened to include the many different definitions of f...

Is the word ‘minority’ racist?

A lot of words can be used to describe one thing, but this particular word seems to be quite touchy at times. Unless you are categorized as a visible minority, the word is probably meaningless to you. However, ...

How liberal is Canada?

It really is worth wondering just how liberal Canada is, especially in comparison to other countries around the world. The United States makes Canada look like the real “land of the free.” Canada does have ...

Canada isn’t void of racism

The fallacy of racism not existing in Canada is alive and well. Sharyne Williams, a criminology and human rights student at Laurier Brantford, can provide enough proof to show it. Williams detailed her racist e...

Playground banter with Brian Jenkins

The GAME talk series, a new series of presentations from game industry veterans, kicked off last week, with the first presentation held at Laurier Brantford.Laurier Brantford hosted Brian Jenkins, general m...
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Clerks: “Crazy” Bill’s

Brantford’s downtown is home to a wide variety of shops and small businesses. These businesses define Brantford, but what defines the businesses? This is the inspiration behind “Clerks”; getting to know t...

Who Needs Saving?

Art by Neha SekhonRecently an ad popped up in my internet browser that read, “Missionaries in Africa – Saving Lives & Spreading the Gospel”. Considering I had just returned from West Africa my cu...

Battling Bill C-51

Saturday March 14 marked National Day of Action against Bill C-51, and thousands of protestors gathered in cities across Canada to speak out against the bill.Protestors gathered across Canada for a nationa...
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Brantford groups celebrate local women

International Women’s Day is March 8, and this year the UN is looking to challenge nations to enact equal rights for women.In what began as small celebrations of women throughout Europe in 1911, by 1977 t...

A master plasterer against all odds

For most people, trying to start their own business would likely be difficult and overwhelming. Imagine starting your own business after moving to a foreign country, where you knew little about its culture and ...