Emily Waitson

Emily Waitson

Emily is a fourth-year English and History student who loves to complain about the weather and regularly eats too many packaged snack foods in one sitting. She collects more books than she actually reads, gets emotional over adoption notices at animal shelters, and acts a lot cooler than she really is.

Articles by Emily Waitson

Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Although Pride Month may be wrapping up, there is no reason not to celebrate and be prideful all year long. By no means is this meant to be extensive, but here is a list of four celebrities who are making a difference within the LGBTQ+ community in 2019. Laverne Cox Laverne Cox is an American actress and activist within the transgender […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life, Uncategorized ·
Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Billie Eilish is 17 years-old. She is also a chart-topping singer and performer who has become exceptionally popular in a relatively short amount of time. Her age is not only noteworthy in relation to her talent and growing success over the past few years, but it’s also important to acknowledge for the men who make it their mission to sexualize […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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The resurgence of the fanny pack

I’ll be honest, I used to think fanny packs were pretty damn ugly. And to be fair, they’ve never really been stereotypically attractive as an accessory, no matter what brand plasters their logo all over them or what a model looks like wearing one. But ever since they slowly started edging their way back onto the fashion scene, I’ve found […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Editor’s Note: Accepting changes

Editor’s Note: Accepting changes

I don’t like change. I have never enjoyed the uncertainty and newness involved in navigating different situations. I like staying in a routine once I get comfortable with it and being content with what I have. Taking on this job as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord and moving on from another year of relative comfort into a bunch of new things […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Students’ Union Board of Directors approves summer 2019 budget

On Apr. 22, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors held an emergency board meeting on the Waterloo Campus. The emergency meeting was called after the board requested to be given more information about next year’s operational budget, which was not finalized during their last meeting on Apr. 5.  The primary goal of the meeting was to approve […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

How to tackle taxes as a university student

Although adulthood has been categorized as a milestone you reach when you turn 18, for many people the responsibilities that are expected and associated with that title aren’t defined and learned until you’re much older. As a student in university, I’m surrounded by other people who consistently have similar difficulties with adult tasks. There’s a reason why there have been […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Looking at how St. Patrick’s Day affects local bars in uptown Waterloo

When the smoke clears and the empty bottles and cups have been cleaned up the St. Patrick’s Day assault upon local drinking institutions comes to a conclusion for another year. But the important question remains: How do many of these bars and clubs prepare for such an overwhelmingly busy night? For some, such as Stark & Perri, Night School and […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Eva Ou

Spielberg is concerned about Netflix movies winning Academy Awards

Steven Spielberg is a multi-billionaire movie director who has made an enormous impact on cinema and is likely one of the most well-recognized names in film history. But, given his prolific status and understanding of the film industry, I find it incredibly disappointing that he recently made his disdain towards Netflix movies known — specifically, that they shouldn’t be considered […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Your intuition is a valuable tool

Editorial: Your intuition is a valuable tool

For most of my life, before I was even in high school, I was always taught and repeatedly told to trust my instincts about things. My parents went out of their way to make me feel like my intuition was a valuable tool that I should learn to trust more often than not.It’s something that I have been able to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·