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.

Articles by Aaron Hagey

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5 Days for the Homeless simulates the experience of homeless youth in Canada

From Mar. 8 to Mar. 13, five students at universities around Canada put their survival to the test by simulating an experience of homelessness for five days in order to raise awareness for a vulnerable group of Canadians, partnering with local charities which help those who are currently experiencing homelessness. Now in its eighth year, the Laurier chapter of the […]

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Black History Month events at Laurier honours culture and experiences

Black History Month events at Laurier honours culture and experiences

Black History Month at Wilfrid Laurier University ended with a series of events from the Laurier Lettermen Club (LLC) on Feb. 27 and Laurier’s Association of Black Students (ABS) on Mar. 1, which took place at The Turret on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The events brought together students to honour the achievements and culture, as well as recognize the lived struggles, […]

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Photo by Jackie Vang

After a series of renovations, The Turret celebrates with a grand re-opening ceremony

The long-awaited — and anticipated — grand re-opening of The Turret has come and gone at Wilfrid Laurier University, a celebratory occasion that has left students and faculty with a newfound chance to explore and utilize the newly-renovated event space.  After less than a year of construction, unexpected delays and costing a staggering $2.2 million, The Turret celebrated its official […]

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Students’ Union elects vice president team for 2019-2020

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has officially hired their student management team for the 2019/2020 period as of Feb. 13, introducing five new team members to provide the foundation of services and operations for the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. They will be assisting the incoming president & CEO, Zemar Hakim, as he sets out to actualize some of the goals […]

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Graphic by Kash Patel

Salt shortage in Waterloo Region a risk for residents

Due to unpredictable weather patterns which have caused dangerous road conditions, as well as a region-wide shortage of winter rock salt, sidewalk and road safety have become a pressing issue within Waterloo Region this year. This has left Kitchener-Waterloo residents, businesses, city contractors and commuters with the unfortunate consequence of dealing with more hazardous travelling conditions — and may have […]

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Photo by Hayley McGoldrick

Tinder Tales shows the comedic and unnerving stories behind Tinder interactions

On Feb. 13, between 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, in partnership with Just For Laughs, hosted their very own “Tinder Tales: A Comedy Show” in The Turret for 19+ students. The night gave a collection of performers the opportunity to share their experiences regarding the popular dating app to lighten the atmosphere and get students […]

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Photo by Yitian Cai

Fall in love with Waterloo as it is named the 13th most romantic city in Canada

On Feb. 4, the Waterloo Chronicle released an article stating that Waterloo had been named the thirteenth most romantic city in the country by Amazon Canada, selected through a process of analyzing consumer sales data in the last year. Victoria, British Columbia was named the most romantic city; out of a potential top 20, BC also achieved six other nominations, […]

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An update on crimes happening near Laurier’s campus

  A series of unconnected crimes have been targeting residents in the university area in the past week, including a robbery at gunpoint and illegal acts of voyeurism — a Peeping Tom. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:25 a.m., a man’s wallet, cellphone and car were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot near his residence on Hemlock Street, just […]

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Waterloo start-up shows off the wonders of Waterloo region

An up-and-coming online, local, hometown pride clothing brand, 43×80, has begun selling its merchandise to the general public focusing on the idea of taking a piece of the Kitchener-Waterloo region worldwide. With an emphasis being put on locally-made and sourced products and clean and simple designs, this “lifestyle brand” business sells clothing from shirts and sweaters, to hats and throw […]

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Photo by Sarah Tyler

OSAP march in Waterloo shows students supporting each other when finances won’t

On Feb. 4, students, faculty and more gathered on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus quad in the continued attempt to make the provincial government and other students aware of their concerns regarding the changes made to OSAP and tuition cuts. The protest featured speakers, posters, hot chocolate and coffee as people collected to discuss their thoughts and raise awareness about […]

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