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

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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 ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Following community support, Princess Cinema to remain open until further notice

Following public outcry and community support for the Princess Original cinema in Waterloo, the theatre announced that it will not be closing its doors — for now. The cinema, which had been open since John Tutt, owner and proprietor, purchased the space in 1985 — over 34 years — had received news on April 12, 2019, that its tenancy with […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, News ·

Wilfrid Laurier University 2019 athletic Hall of Fame has eight new members

On June 5, eight more members were added to the Wilfrid Laurier University 2019 athletic Hall of Fame, including five athletes, one “[team] builder” and the 2008 men’s and women’s soccer teams. The first individual included is Candice Styles, who, among other titles, was named the 2014 Laurier Athlete of the Year, two-time OUA all-star (2012/2013 and 2013/2014) and was […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Sports ·