Aaron Hagey

Aaron Hagey

Aaron is The Cord’s News Editor and a fourth-year BA student who resembles a non-threatening cartoon character, similar to Timmy Turner. He’s like that wacky grandma you can't help but like who's slightly out of touch with current trends and has a bunch of cats. He enjoys staying inside of his comfort zone and learning about history.

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Connecting with ICT about Laurier’s internet issues

The state of wireless internet at Wilfrid Laurier University is one that has been controversial, divisive, complicated and has inspired consistent public outcry this year. The Laurier-famous Twitter account, “Spotted at Laurier,” has been cataloguing a series of these comments from frustrated students who have felt the impact of the volatile ICT infrastructure at the university. A poll asking “Is […]

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Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 gets help from student input to implement change on campus

On Wednesday, Mar. 27, Wilfrid Laurier University’s president Deborah MacLatchy announced the draft version of Laurier’s “Strategic Plan 2019-2024,” a document that will determine the direction the university will take in the next five years and is officially open for further feedback from students, faculty, staff and alumni. The current plan will focus on a number of themes that are […]

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LRT still delayed but region has hope for launch in the near future

With Spring finally approaching, so too does the expected launch of service for the ION light rail transit (LRT) system currently in testing across the Region of Waterloo, following a series of unforeseen delays. The original budget for the LRT project was $818 million This was divided amongst the three levels of government, with the Government of Ontario providing $300 […]

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World Water Day educates students on preserving water, conserving water and those who don’t have clean water

Between Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated the internationally-recognized “World Water Day” with a series of on-campus events, plenary talks and panel discussions aimed at targeting various water-related issues in our community. Each year, United Nations Water (UN-Water), an organization dedicated to the coordination of dealing with international water issues, presents a theme that highlights specific aspects […]

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CatVideoFest raises awareness about shelter cats at the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society

On Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Princess Twin Cinema, in collaboration with the Kitchener Humane Society, held their latest “CatVideoFest.” An event where cat and animal lovers alike could watch compilations of submitted cat videos and other funny videos, as well as more educational pieces. This is the third event that the two groups have […]

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“A ban is not a plan”: provincial government cellphone ban leaves schools without actionable strategies for implementation

On Mar. 15, Lisa Thompson, minister of education for the Ontario Provincial Government, revealed in a media release that, amongst other changes, a province-wide ban on cellphones would be implemented in classrooms beginning next September, as part of the new “Education that Works for You” plan. The plan, according to the release, argues that these changes “will modernize curriculum, modernize […]

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New vice-president of research for Laurier university announced

Effective Aug. 1, 2019, Jonathan Newman will take over as the new vice-president of research at Wilfrid Laurier University, lead the Office of Research Services and support and grow research opportunities throughout Laurier. Newman will be coming into the role with a wealth of experience: a professor of ecology, he has worked at the University of Guelph for over 15 […]

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Phone games can have surprising benefits

From puzzle games like Candy Crush or Tetris, to card games like Texas Hold ‘Em, to strategy games like Clash of Clans and word games like Words With Friends, the rise in mobile and Facebook games have made a noticeable impact on our society as popularity towards “social games” have skyrocketed.  Since October 2017, Facebook has been investing heavily in […]

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Door-knocker campaign tries to decrease the craze and cluster of St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra

In what has become a routine beginning in the month of March, the City of Waterloo is once again preparing and organizing their services to deal with the growing concern surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13, a collection of Waterloo community partners will be undertaking their annual St. Patrick’s Day door-knocking campaign. In […]

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