The Catfish Experience

With their profile pictures curated from Google images, their short contact list which might have one or two common friends, and a wall completely devoid of any actual social interaction, it’s almost as if th...

Is Spotify killing the music industry?

Times have changed since the days of LimeWire and other services that allowed for the free download of music. The sales of albums have really taken a hit since the development of music streaming apps such as Sp...

Attention: You may be a rapist

"Yes means yes" is the new "no means no". Photo by Marissa WhiteRape automatically brings up images of violence and alleyways in our minds but in reality, sex without consent happens all of the time: upsta...

Behind the doors of the Armoury

The Sputnik tours Brantford's colossal historical landmark The building stands alone in front of busy traffic. Its faded brown bricks and dusty stone foundation fit into the city’s traditional 19th century a...

Community preparing for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is just around the corner, and community members hope to see more student consciousness this year.Local history oriented non-profit groups have put together a number of initiatives to make t...

Socks for Brantford’s homeless

Community response to Brantford’s first sock drive is exceeding coordinators’ expectations, with well over 700 pairs of socks having been brought to Sophia’s Bakery in less than a week.From left: Lau...

Police brutality and the community

Police brutality has been an issue covered in the media multiple times this year. As disturbing as the issue sounds, it has long been a serious problem for many different communities. It has always been interes...

First-year reflections

Opinion Editor Brittany Bennett talks O-Week with Laurier Brantford's newest students. Photos by Cody Hoffman Ariel Liu“I come from a larger city so it was nice having this tightknit community, O-Week m...

Another dimension: The abortion doula

Having an abortion can spur shame, guilt, confusion, loneliness, and many other intense emotions. Some people choose to hide their pregnancy along with their abortion. Some confide in one or two people, but eve...

From dust to dining on Colborne Street

Colborne Coffee and Tea House. Photo by Cody HoffmanAfter about ten years of abandonment, a four-story building on Colborne St. is open and teeming with life.Brothers Sona and Bobby Reehal bought and t...

June is Recreation and Parks month

Victoria Park in Brantford. Photo by Amber Richardson.Recreation and Parks month has been in June since 2005, and was started in an effort to encourage Ontario citizens to be more involved with their comm...

James Alfred Cooper back in custody

Brantford Jail. Aldo Zhang.A 78-year-old convicted sex offender was arrested and taken into custody on Friday.James Alfred Cooper, at one point named the worst sex offender in Canada, moved to downtown...