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

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Breaking down the stigma surrounding genital piercings

Piercings of any kind — with the exception of ear piercings perhaps — have historically gained a certain amount of stigma depending on their body part placement and style.  There probably isn’t a more controversial piercing of choice, however, than the different variations you can get on male and female genitals.  These can range from the Prince Albert, a piercing […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Despite the continued insistence that we are becoming a more body positive, sexually progressive society, vaginal health is still a topic that is looked at as uncomfortable, embarrassing or even taboo, of all things, to talk about openly. With puberty books that had basic diagrams of penises and vaginas and phrases like “what to do about the new hair down […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Why don’t more men wear engagement rings?

Engagement rings haven’t exactly changed much over the past 100 years or so besides their prices, styles and the creativity that can be involved with personalizing them. The tradition attached to these rings has stayed relatively the same — and the concept is rooted primarily in a man presenting a woman with a decorated band or Tiffany-style rock to ask […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Eva Ou

First-year runner Devon Mundy competing with autoimmune disease

Devon Mundy, second-year environmental and geomatics student at Wilfrid Laurier University  and middle-distance runner, has faced one of the biggest challenges in his career so far on and off the track: living with an autoimmune disease. As a competitive runner in high school, Mundy experienced health issues early on in his adolescence when he was 14-years old. Originally diagnosed with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Sports ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Buying imperfect produce could be the answer to Canada’s food waste problem

  View this post on Instagram   We are selling these spotty fair trade organic bananas at a steep discount of $0.39/lb! 🍌 They’re the perfect ripeness for freezing for smoothies and banana nice cream! Huge thanks to @pfenningsfarm for collaborating with us to help us prevent these bananas from going to waste! Would you like to see us bring […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Christy Regalado

Canada’s new and improved Food Guide is a step in the right direction for healthy eating habits

An ongoing discussion regarding what and how we eat has taken over news outlets and social media comment sections since the government recently released an updated version of Canada’s Food Guide. The last time changes were made to the Food Guide was in 2007, with the newest advisement breaking away from the well-known rainbow visual that has become synonymous with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

It’s that time of year again, Golden Hawks. Election season is in full swing — and that means Presidential Dishes are ready to try. Created by each candidate, every option is available to order off the Wilf’s menu for $13.99. A group of The Cord’s staff gathered together to taste test each dish and give them a rating out of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Stalking, social media and how the Netflix hit “You” has effects in real life

The Netflix show You has taken over Twitter conversation and has amassed a dedicated following of 40 million viewers who can’t get enough of the creepy but captivating Joe Goldberg and his developing obsession with Beck, a woman he briefly encounters in his bookstore.  Praised for its pulpy dramatics and dark writing, You stands as a strong example of what […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Starting a health and fitness routine during the winter months

During the winter months, I notice that I tend to fall into a cold weather “funk” — I’m more moody, I have less energy and my motivation to eat well and exercise regularly is almost non-existent. Basically, I want to ride out the gloomy weather and lack of sunlight until spring in my bedroom watching Netflix and relying on Uber […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is full of surprise twist and turns

Black Mirror, the British science fiction anthology series that portrays dark depictions of an alternate present-day and near future, surprised Netflix viewers with a “movie” released on Dec. 28, after the trailer was released just one day before. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an interactive, build-your-own adventure style psychological thriller that places the viewer in control of the storyline and the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·