Aaron Waitson

Aaron Waitson

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.

Articles by Aaron Waitson

President’s Note: It’s not a holly jolly Christmas for everyone

President’s Note: It’s not a holly jolly Christmas for everyone

For what is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can also be one of the most isolating and difficult parts of the year for people to get through. There’s a reason why some of the most beloved Christmas songs are depressing  — the holidays have the tendency to make any existing feelings […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Breaking down the lyrics of “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

With our love for the holidays comes an equal amount of love for festive songs that aren’t usually approached from a critical perspective, ones which often have the potential to perpetuate problematic notions regarding consent around the holidays.  Baby It’s Cold Outside — originally written by Frank Loesser, but popularized by singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, John Legend, Michael […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Image by Sidney MacDonald

Laurier honours those who served in annual Remembrance Day ceremonies

Last Monday, Nov. 11, marked 101 years since the end of the First World War, a conflict which saw the death of over 61,000 Canadians, and the wounding of over 172,000. To commemorate, Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Laurier History Students’ Association, hosted a number of events, including its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the concourse. The ceremony […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

Confusion over special constables accreditation sparks student controversy

This week, Laurier’s Special Constable Service (SCS) received backlash over confusion regarding the pursuit of an “elite accreditation process,” stemming from a concern that Special Constables would be given the authority to possess lethal and non-lethal firearms, as well as search and detain students. This concern gained recognition when the Twitter account “Spotted At Laurier” released a tweet indicating that […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Liberals win minority government with 157 seats

On Monday, Oct. 21, Canadians elected members of the Liberal Party in 157 districts — 46.4 per cent of total seats — securing a minority government for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in Canada’s forty-third federal election. The Conservative Party of Canada will once again form the Official Opposition, acquiring 121, or 35.8 per cent of the total seats — […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Elections, National, News ·
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Golden Hawks women’s softball team heading into nationals after stunning 14-1 season

Wilfrid Laurier University’s women’s softball team is heading into the national championships with a new hunger for a national title, following an incredible 14-1 season this year. The championships will be hosted by Laurier University, from Oct. 11 to 13 at Budd Park in Kitchener, and will feature the top eight collegiate softball teams in Canada.  Their regular season finished […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square attracts local activists of all ages

An estimated 5,000 people attended the Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square on Sept. 27 to fight for climate change justice in Waterloo Region. Attendees ranged in age, with children and teens notably present among older generations in the massive crowd that was present. Many were holding creatively constructed signs that voiced their outrage and discontent with the current […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, News ·
Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

Laurier athlete Tyson MacDonald winds gold and bronze at Parapan American Games

23-year old Tyson MacDonald, a fourth-year Laurier student, has been representing the Golden Hawks swim team in Lima, Peru, for the Parapan American Games: an international competition held every four years, featuring over 1,850 athletes in 17 sports, and bringing together Paralympic athletes from all regions of the Americas. From Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, MacDonald competed in a series […]

by Aaron Waitson· · More Sports, Sports ·
Presidents’s Note: life is not a race

Presidents’s Note: life is not a race

Four years ago, when I began my undergrad, I never expected to end up working for Student Publications and enjoying my involvement with the organization as much as I have. I could have never imagined the tremendous impact that it would have on my university career, my social life and the opportunities that I have been fortunate enough to experience […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·
President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

For those of you who may be unaware of an event that sounds like it’s right out of The Onion, during this year’s Pride Month in Boston, a group called “Super Happy Fun America” declared their desire to host a “Straight Pride Parade” on Aug. 31.  The permit for the event was approved by the City of Boston, whose mayor, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·