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Unsigned: Do the St. Patrick’s day excitements outweigh the costs?

Needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t like all of the other holidays throughout the year for Laurier students. It’s not like any other party day, either. St. Patrick’s Day is unique in its ability to cause mayhem and push boundaries of good decisions — but why? A lot of it comes down to social psychology; it’s a crowd mentality […]

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Unsigned: Ghosting Snapchat and the stress of real time social media

You know that feeling of hearing about all of your friends having fun at a party that you weren’t invited to? In real time, we call that feeling Snapchat. The popular app Snapchat has become a psychological game. We’ll post photos to our stories with the intention for a specific person to see it, then obsess over if they have. […]

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Unsigned: Thrill found in escape rooms is similar to horror movies

With abduction and home invasions being the harsh reality for too many people, why do we enjoy emulating that in escape rooms? As the rooms are getting more and more popular, we have to ask ourselves why it’s entertaining to trap ourselves in a room with a clock ticking down, while we scramble to find a way out. Horror escape […]

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Unsigned: Students’ responsibility to support uptown businesses

In the last few years, going to uptown Waterloo has seemed like a hassle to most students. Whether it’s the inconsistent bus routes or lack of parking, the construction made the core of Waterloo inaccessible and unappealing. The local businesses are now feeling the ramifications of these choices. They’re suffering, even now that the roads are open. We’re nothing if […]

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Unsigned: Teaching financial literacy is a step in the right direction

After a successful petition, the Ontario government is now introducing a pilot project to teach financial literacy to grade 10 students. This is undeniably something that will be applicable to students’ lives beyond high school. Currently, the onus is on parents to teach their children about these topics. That can raise a number of issues. It’s all well and good […]

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Unsigned: The ethics of the Oscars and their political statements

It seems that all the talk in the last few days has been about the Oscars. Between Nicole Kidman’s clapping and the La La Land/Moonlight mix up, it’s been a massive topic of conversation. It’s a shame that overshadowed some of the real political messages of the night. The Oscars have always been a platform for celebrity voices and causes. […]

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Unsigned: Understanding less common mental illnesses

There’s more to mental illness than the big guys: anxiety and depression. It seems to make a lot of sense. These are the mental illnesses that we see in the media and the more common illnesses in our university setting. Maybe that’s why real representations of other illnesses are so startling. Looking at OCD, the HBO show Girls jumped into […]

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Unsigned: Sexual assault report statistics may deter survivors

An investigative piece by the Globe and Mail released recently shows that a startling number of sexual assault cases in Ontario are dismissed as unfounded — meaning nothing is ever done after the assault is reported to police. There is so much emphasis placed on reporting the sexual assault that it’s incredibly disheartening to see that a large number don’t […]

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Unsigned: Laurier community’s fast response to current events

In the news the past few weeks, there have been many scary examples of intolerance around the world. From Trump’s Muslim ban to the mosque massacre in Quebec City, it’s a scary time for Laurier’s Muslim community. We can’t comment on what other schools did in response to these tragedies, but we were impressed with the fast response from the […]

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Unsigned: Sex education should continue past high school

When’s the last time you had proper sex education? For most of us, it came in grade nine gym class. That was a long time ago for university students. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that sex isn’t static. Why should our sex education stop at the beginning of high school? There’s an assumption that grade nine is when people […]

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