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Unsigned: Click-bait in reality for politics instead of a fictional thrill

This Halloween, Princess Cinemas and the Horror Show Collective invited viewers to screen the “scariest movie ever” for a chance to win $200, but they didn’t know the title of the film going into the screening. While patrons were expecting gore and horror in the form of Michael Meyers or Jason, what they got was animal slaughter documentary called Earthlings. […]

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Unsigned: What are our students satisfied about to make us No. 1?

Laurier was recently ranked the number one school in Canada for student satisfaction in Maclean’s annual university rankings. The article has been shared numerous times by proud Golden Hawks, but it made us wonder how many of these students actually understand the university rankings and how they work. What really is student satisfaction? Looking at the criteria for this award, […]

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Unsigned: constant cellphone connections are contaminating

This week, we received an anonymous “Letter to the Editor” from a student who was concerned with making meaningful relationships. This student, rather than wanting to be printed in the paper, wished to spark a discussion and highlight the dangers of our frivolous small talk. Sparked by this student’s letter, we decided the best course of action was to take […]

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Unsigned: football team brings out the best of Golden Hawk pride

Parents are asking about our team. Students are streaming the games. Even if you aren’t interested in football, you likely have an interest in the winning streak. So are we jumping on the bandwagon? Or are we finally taking pride in our team? We think it’s both. Whether it’s true or not, our football team is seen as the underdogs […]

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Unsigned: Creative writing is a pathway to success for students

Creative writing has many benefits for the average student. Whether expressing your opinions or using writing as an outlet, personal writing has a positive impact on your everyday life. Writing outside of the classroom can also be essential to getting a job after university. Essays are great in a certain context, but the real world is much less formal. Chances […]

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Unsigned: Student Rights Advisory Committee is an essential resource

With yet another apartment building failing to live up to their lease agreements, the Student Rights Advisory Committee at Wilfrid Laurier University is again publicizing that they can help you find that perfect lease. Legal information can be hard, especially as we are pressured to sign leases so quickly. The committee is attempting to make this a little easier for […]

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Unsigned: Being young doesn’t provide alcohol immunity

In the university culture, drinking is an accepted reality of our lives. A large number of students binge drink and it’s seen as acceptable for students to head to the bar every weekend. There’s a social aspect to drinking and alcohol is closely associated with sex. It seems that when students abstain from alcohol consumption, everyone gets uncomfortable. We feel […]

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Unsigned: supporting free transit for lower incomes

The Alliance Against Poverty is attempting to get the Grand River Transit Commission to allow low-income people to ride the bus free of charge. Obviously, this is a good idea. However, the logistics of such a program are harder to understand, especially from our standpoint as university students. Each semester, we pay a greatly reduced rate for our bus passes. […]

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Unsigned: evaluating the role of the chancellor

Laurier recently elected a new chancellor, which seems to be a figurehead role in our university, though the average student doesn’t know what this job entails. Canada does seem to still take a lot of those symbolic roles from Great Britain. This week, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children landed on the west coast for their visit of Canada […]

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Unsigned: Having textbooks in the first few weeks is not feasable

With bookstore lines at an astronomical length the first few weeks of school, professors have to be sympathetic while students are unable to get their course materials. Many students will test out a course to make sure it’s a good fit before buying their textbooks. Though most can be returned, items such as course packs are a waste of money […]

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