Colleen Connolly

Colleen Connolly

Articles by Colleen Connolly

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Gain Knowledge, Lose Weight

Weight loss is the leading New Year’s resolution of modern day. But in an era of instant gratifications the vast majority do not educate themselves on how to achieve more timely but lasting results. Features Editor Colleen Connolly seeks out the information required for taking a proper approach. When a new page is turned on the calendar, it feels as […]

by Colleen Connolly· · Features ·
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‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine’

Whether it be global destruction brought on by forces beyond our world or psychological enlightenment evoked by powers beyond our time, the earth is predicted to undergo a catastrophic change within the following month. But do the prophecies surrounding Dec. 21, 2012 possess any real substance? The Universe The least supported of these myths are those with astronomical implications, such […]

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Tracking traditions of all hallow’s eve

Behind the ghoulish masks and decorated doorways that mystify the evening of Oct. 31, there is a history of Pagan tradition that dates back a few thousand years ago. Originating in the regions of Ireland, Scotland, Whales and the United Kingdom, Halloween began as an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain. “In Whales and Scotland and so forth, what you had […]

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Laurier Golden Years: Part 2

The 1960s Waterloo Lutheran University was the place where Shinerama actually involved shining shoes and the library was a building with only two floors. In fact, much of the university’s infrastructure was not yet present during that time. However, some of its current professors were. Academics “Don Morgenson was around,” recalled alumni student David Oates who studied psychology at Waterloo […]

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Laurier Golden Years

Laurier Golden Years

The 1980s With their side ponytails and mullets, shoulder pads and leg warmers, the average Laurier student of the 1980s was certainly different in appearance from that of today. The school itself was even a dissimilar display as this era witnessed the initial opening of the Peters Building, the John Aird Center and the completion of the Laurier Library. But […]

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Seasons Change

Growing up, fall was about family, friends and stubbornly staying outside while the streetlights gradually came on early and the weather inevitably got colder. These days, priorities make it harder to enjoy the season as we should. Features Editor Colleen Connolly gathers students’ favourite fall past times and suggests ways to integrate them into Laurier living. “Me and my family […]

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Wine in Waterloo

There is a lot to take into consideration when moseying through your local liquor store hours before an evening of drinks. Passing the shelves of vodka and gin you mentally scan your fridge at home for a tasty mix only to realize that grocery shopping did not make it into your priorities this week. You move on, allowing only a […]

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To my First-year self…

The Self and the Social Live in the moment. Believe it or not, this bumper-sticker cliché has a lot of substance to it. In the moment is the only place that you are alive and right now, if nothing else, is a time to live. It’s okay to miss your friends and family, to miss the place you came from; […]

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Examining the Aboriginal influence on Western Canada

Examining the Aboriginal influence on Western Canada

Towering trees, weathered beaches and mountain peaks along the horizon set Western Canada apart from its neighbours to the east. But along with these magnificent displays of the country’s diverse landscape comes the prevalence of an equally diverse set of people who offer a unique cultural aspect to the Canadian population as a whole. First Nations peoples uphold a very […]

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A different resumé

The traditional resumé entails that the first impression an employer has of us be on a sheet of paper, that we must sell our person, essentially, without the aid of a personality. This may be irrelevant for certain professions, but still employers have begun manipulating modern technologies to get a better idea of who their applicants are beyond the boundaries […]

by Colleen Connolly· · Life ·