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

Photo by Safina Husein

Uptown construction update: Bike lanes are now open to the public

The newly-completed, segregated bike lanes running along King Street in uptown Waterloo are now available for use by the public, after over a year of delayed construction. This construction is another phase of the uptown Waterloo streetscape project, a concerted effort by the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA). Their goal is to make King Street more accessible for pedestrian […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, News ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

Editorial: The value of your first job

For many people, a first job is a mere stepping stone in the river of unknowns that begin your journey into adulthood. It provides you with a sense of independence, responsibility, an understanding of how “the real world” works and what seems like the most important aspect — a little disposable income. In most cases, it becomes one of the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Earth Suds’ innovative products help reduce waste and plastic in oceans

Slowly but surely the global community is making efforts towards eliminating plastic waste that ultimately damages our various ecosystems. Most recently on a large scale, Starbucks Coffee announced their goal to eliminate the need for plastic straws with their beverages entirely by 2020 and have already begun to implement their new lid design. Students at Wilfrid Laurier University have also […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
A brief history of Shinerama’s impact in Kitchener-Waterloo

A brief history of Shinerama’s impact in Kitchener-Waterloo

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Wilfrid Laurier’s orientation week celebration for incoming students will host Shine Day, the main event for Shinerama, a charitable fundraiser involving numerous campuses through Canada that raises money for cystic fibrosis research through Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For those first year students getting involved in O-week, the final day of the celebration features a fundraiser, where students […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Legacy Greens brings fresh produce to downtown Kitchener

Legacy Greens in downtown Kitchener is the popular grocery store known for its fresh, local produce and high-quality food products. It has recently moved from its temporary King Street location to a permanent location on Ontario street.  The popularity of Legacy Greens has grown since it began in 2014 and its owner, Jordan Dolson, has been thrilled with its success. […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Incredibles 2 is a super success despite criticism

Incredibles 2 is a super success despite criticism

In its opening weekend (according to IMDb’s Box Office Mojo), Incredibles 2 made its way to number eight on the box office list with a whopping $180 million, behind four Marvel movies, two Star Wars movies and Jurassic World. For a PG rated movie, that makes it number one for its opening weekend. Worldwide, it has made over $480 million, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Considerations for cannabis legalization at Laurier

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government will be authorizing the recreational consumption, possession and purchase of cannabis in Canada, fulfilling a major campaign promise made by the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, is a law “that will provide legal access to cannabis and to control and regulate its production, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, National, News ·
Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Comparing and contrasting significant platform topics for the upcoming provincial election

Compiled by Aaron Hagey/Lead Reporter Layout by Safina Husein/Editor-in-Chief Statistics from Party Platforms and Macleans

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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Tips for how to vote in the provincial election

Ontario’s provincial election, chiefly contested by the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party and Green Party, is going to take place on June 7. The event foreshadows the Ontario municipal elections occurring on October 22.  The polls will be open for voting between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter turnout in the 2014 election was 51 per cent. However, this […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Elections, National, News ·
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Laurier PhD student recognized for mental health research

On May 7, in recognition of Mental Health Week, the province of Ontario and the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship recognized the efforts of two graduate students — including third-year Wilfrid Laurier University PhD candidate Jennifer Scarborough, for their work on mental health research. Scarborough has been at Laurier since 2003, completing her undergraduate degree and a masters of social work.  […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·