The personal benefits of travelling

Money is tight as a student. We can’t afford to live lavishly because education is the priority. You barely have enough funds to make sure you are properly fed. Understood. However, besides working, a lot of ...

Foot Patrol ≠ Taxi Service

Foot patrol helps maintain safety on campus. By Aldo Zhang.When I applied to Laurier Brantford, the one major concern I had with school was my safety. Like some, I never stepped foot on Brantford soil unti...
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Losing a plane in the 21st century

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was reported missing at 2:40 MST (Malaysia Standard Time), I feel I asked myself the same question thousands of others around the world did as well. How, in 2014, can we simpl...

Blame it on the alcohol?

 Blame it on the alcohol? By Rebecca Duce.A large majority, if not all, of university students remember their Orientation Week. The promising events that take place for first-year students during ...

Canadian Spotlight: USS

“We haven’t made it yet. Wherever we end up, we’re still trying.” - Human Kebab. Courtesy ofmusiccanada.com.What do you get when you mix quirky introvert Ashley “Ash Boo-Shultz” Buccholz with o...

Don’t watch the Olympics

Olympic Pride. Rebecca Duce.Imagine yourself in this scenario: You are with your friends are at a restaurant, there is a gay couple at the door and the hostess refuses them entry. You ask the waiter why th...
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A plea for inclusive language

I was standing outside of a classroom a few days ago and I overheard a story being shared about a crazy weekend. The punch line was that their friend did something really stupid, but instead of saying the word ...

Hentai isn’t sexy

Hentai girl. Rebecca Duce.We live in a world where people are so creative. The thoughts and depictions of the endless imagination of humans have been shown on television, pictures, and books and even in th...
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I am not “the gay best friend”

 Think about this. Imagine walking into a room filled with people you don’t know, excluding the person who invited you to this school function. Most of us have been there. Let’s add to this a bit, ...
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Man, I’m so depressed

I'll be honest. When I'm stressed about an upcoming exam that I've hardly read any of the relevant material for, or when I'm looking outside and see storm clouds in the distance, or when I'm generally just bumm...

My friend, Hitler

I wasn’t sure if shock was the appropriate word, or amazement, or even anger for what I read one day while online. As a bit of context, my late grandfather, as well as my step-father's father, both fought in ...
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Last Call

I leafed through Arthur and Junie B Jones picture books in the downtown library. I ate Super-kid ice cream cones on the benches in Victoria Park. I watched the Lion King, for the very first time, in the old Ode...
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Female politicians aren’t “cute”

I've had the chance to do some pretty extensive journalism, which has been both enrapturing and informative. Some of the stories I have been able to hear, and some of the people I’ve met impress me still to t...
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The evolutions of the “f” word

I used to cringe at the sound of the “F” word. It is a word exclaimed – not just said – under the most undesirable circumstances, such as when your finger gets caught in the door.When a group of Lauri...
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There is no ‘fair’

My grandfather used to say to my mother, “There is no ‘fair’.”It wasn’t an old adage or a philosophy to live by, but rather a sign of exasperation at the state of the world. I laughed when my mothe...