Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LVIII

Contributed Photo / Michael OwensThe Super Bowl LVIII stadium 2024. For the first time since the 2004 season, a team has won the Super Bowl in back-to-back years. In a thrilling back-and-forth game, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super…

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Welcoming back Jane Goodall

Contributed Photo / City of BrantfordEnglish primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. On April 8, 2024, the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts will welcome Jane Goodall back for the second time, thanks to a partnership with the James Hillier Foundation.…

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Why car-centric urban planning sucks

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorCars on a highway. During the 20th century, the transportation system completely changed life as we knew it. Gone were the days of horse-drawn carriages, streetcars or walking. Instead, there was a new darling entering the…

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Lady Day and the Dark Dame

Thando Bhebhe / Lead Infinitum Writer The story I’d been planning to write took me to the Republic of Fauxland, located just off the Eastern coasts of Canada and the United States. The country was a lot like its neighbors;…

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New Laurier restaurant opens in One Market

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorThe Belmont restaurant in One Market. The Belmont restaurant recently opened on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus as a new one-stop-shop for students to grab coffee and food while on the go to class. Laurier’s new…

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Editor’s Note: Word choice matters  

Niyati Pancholi / Sputnik PhotographyA protest for Gaza in Brantford People have always cursed and complained about bias in the media. Especially recently, Western newspapers are constantly under fire for racist reporting on any issue involving people of colour. Over…

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NHL proposes “World Cup of Hockey”

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorHockey fans have mixed reactions to the new idea International hockey hasn’t seen a best-on-best men’s hockey tournament in almost a decade, but that may be changing next year.  Not since the last World Cup of…

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Is speed dating making a comeback? 

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik PhotographyValentine’s Day is right around the corner Swipe right, swipe left. How tall are you? How much money do you make? How recently was this photo taken? Swipe, Swipe, Swipe. Today’s dating scene is flooded with…

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Black joy and suffering

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorFrom left, Jane Desmond and 2023 alum Trinity Wilson at the Laurier International Multicultural Gala Thomas Shipp. Abram Smith. Emmett Till. Rodney King. George Floyd. Philando Castile. Sandra Bland.  History remembers these names, the countless videos,…

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Love as Lines of Code

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorA colour wheel. As he was always meant to do, Carter thought about love.   This time, he was sitting in a dimly lit, warm café. Rain pattered against the windows, heavy enough that the claustrophobic street…

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WLUSP 2024-25 Election Candidates’ Platforms

Editor’s Note: This page was updated on Feb. 7 to include two more platforms for student director. Thea Biallas – President, Publisher & Chair Photo unavailable. Hi, my name is Thea Biallas, and my passion is drawing psychedelic art. Outside…

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Action against the closure of public healthcare services

Serena Anagbe / Photo EditorThe emergency department at the Brantford General Hospital. A recent Ontario Health Coalition report says there have been 1,199 hospital service closures in the province alone last year up until November. The report was released in early…

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A look at this year’s World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 

Contributed Photo / Habs Eyes on the PrizeTeam Canada at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are an annual tradition every hockey fan can look forward to.  The games are action-packed and exciting every…

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Building Brantford better 

Olga Steblyk / Sputnik PhotographyHistorical map of Brantford. A common denominator of any interaction I have had with any student on the Brantford campus is that the negative aspects of the city are always brought up. While some such concerns,…

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Eve’s Parable

Thando Bhebhe / Lead Infinitum Writer I  As Eve stared back at the computer, she saw the white spaces of the page, the world reflecting back, possibilities as infinite as the story she could tell, as the world she lived…

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Editor’s Note: Hate rising on campuses

Umaymah Suhail / Editor-in-Chief Brantford City Hall and the Canadian flag. Finals are shuffling from the back of our minds to all we can think about, especially with the well-warranted break waiting at the finish line. However, this is still…

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Laurier Brantford hockey is back

Serena Anagbe / Photo Editor #17 and #12 on the women’s hockey team mid-game. Hockey season is back, and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Golden Hawks are already getting it done.   Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams travelled together to…

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Santa Claus has come to town!

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik PhotographySanta commanding his reindeer. Brantford’s annual Santa Claus Parade graced the streets of downtown on Saturday, Nov. 25.   The parade began at 6 p.m. on Stanley Street and finished in Harmony Square. The parade has many…

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How the body carries emotional trauma

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik Photography How often do people think that emotional trauma is connected to physical health? I’ve thought about this question a lot in my daily life, especially when seeing trends or memes talking about emotional trauma turning…

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Family Visit

Karen Savoy / Sputnik Photography Koichi Domo Smith got off the train and looked around the empty station. The vast green emptiness he had witnessed wasn’t bad to look at. The air here was so crisp. It made sense since…

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Editor’s Note: To say or not to say

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik Photography Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms says, “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: … freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.”…

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Hands off Gaza protest in Brantford

Celina Shamon / Sports EditorA woman holding up a sign at the protest. Hundreds of community members gathered in front of Brantford City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 22 to voice concerns about the Canadian government’s lack of support for Palestinians…

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Brantford hosts Remembrance Day service

Bachir Miloudi / Sputnik PhotographyThe Brantford Cenotaph in Brant County War Memorial Park. The City of Brantford will hold an overnight lighting display and a Royal Canadian Sea Cadets vigil for Remembrance Day to honour veterans.   The lighting display and…

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Leather, lace and shoulder pads… Oh my!

Karen Savoy / Sputnik Photography  As the sun sets earlier, the days feel crisper and fallen leaves crunch under feet, it is clear the seasons are changing. With fall hanging in the air, it is time for strappy sandals and…

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The war on drugs

Contributed Photo / UnsplashRecreation of narcotic substances. Before 1908, all narcotics were legal within Canada. In fact, at the dawn of the 20th century, many Canadians had become dependent on opiates to function and carry on with their day-to-day operations.…

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