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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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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Isaak Wong

“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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Will Borys

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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Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahamn

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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Isaak Wong

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, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Eva Ou

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 […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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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