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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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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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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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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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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Changemaker Awareness Month brings social entrepreneurship talks to the Schlegel Centre

As an AshokaU Changemaker Campus, Wilfrid Laurier University took part in the annual kick-off of “Changemaker Awareness Month,” where students are asked, inspired and challenged to engage their community and get involved in doing small or large acts to improve on problems they feel passionate about. Ashoka, founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton, has become one of the leading organizations […]

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Laura Mae Lindo speaks at event for marginalized communities

On Monday, Jan. 28, between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hawk’s Nest, located in the Turret Event Space at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, Laura Mae Lindo, the member of provincial parliament for Kitchener Centre, came to speak with students to discuss and advocate in favor of including more diverse voices within their communities.   The event, called […]

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Ford government slashing tuition by 10 per cent will cost students

The Ontario government has officially announced a series of upcoming changes to Ontario student’s tuition fees, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and structure of the formerly mandatory ancillary fee framework, which will be affecting post-secondary students in the new year. A news release published on Jan. 17, 2019 by the Ontario government, entitled “Government for the People to Lower […]

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Fighting Islamophobia at Laurier starts through transnational conversations

On Jan. 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, the Faculty of Arts, Muslim Studies, Religion & Culture and Office of Research Services organized a “Transnational Dialogue on Islamophobia” event, evaluating how Islamophobia is continuing to impact America, the United Kingdom and Canada. Speakers at the panel included Salman […]

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