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

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Out of all of the experiences I thought I would have during my undergrad, I never thought I would be completing my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s difficult to find the right words to conclude a year that’s been challenging in more ways than I could have ever imagined but […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Laurier announces option to convert final grades to “credit” or “withdraw”

In a statement released on behalf of Maureen Mancuso, interim provost and VP academic, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to offer undergraduate and graduate students the option to convert their final winter semester grades to a “credit” or a “withdraw.” Normally, this process would require the approval of an academic petition, however, Laurier has waived this former requirement […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Premier Doug Ford announces closure of all non-essential services

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the closure of all non-essential services across the province in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).   As of today, services that have remained open include manufacturing and supply chain providers, grocery stores, pharmacies, takeout restaurants and LCBO outlets. More information on the businesses that are going to be affected will […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, National, News ·
Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

Laurier shifts spring, intersession and summer courses online due to COVID-19 crisis

In a news release shared today, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced their decision to continue online learning for the spring, intersession and summer (“sprummer”) terms. When Laurier originally decided to shift all in-person classes in the remaining academic semester online on March 13, the proposed plan stated that face-to-face instruction would return to normal by May 1. However, with heightened […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Qaio Liu

Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
Photo by Darien Funk

Important publication updates

Dear valued readers, Whether you are a current or past student, a member of Laurier’s staff or faculty, an individual in the community, a former Cordie or simply a person who picks up this paper and reads our articles each week, I want to extend my immeasurable gratitude to you for supporting student media. In a frightening time that generates […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

After an alleged bomb threat that referred to Ezra Avenue in an online post, countless pleas over social media for students to participate in social distancing, and a letter from president and vice-chancellor, Deb MacLatchy, asking students “to do the right thing” this St. Patrick’s Day, it seems that the infamous Laurier street party may not occur this year. In […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
File Photo / Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

UPDATED: Laurier campus closures and altered operating schedules

As of March 17, Wilfrid Laurier University has updated its list of campus facility closures and altered operating schedules. At this time, the university remains open. Laurier students have been asked to move out of all school-operated residences by March 18 at 11:59 pm. The Department of Athletics and Recreation is closing all recreational facilities on the Waterloo campus, while Laurier […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Apartments on Ezra, Bricker and Hickory were purchased by the university in spring 2012 (Photo by: Heather Davidson)

Laurier students asked to move out of school-operated residences as soon as possible

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release posted today that students are required to be moved out of all school-operated residences by Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 pm.   This mandatory move-out decision was made in response to the growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and was released only a few days after Laurier cancelled in-person […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Darrien Funk

UPDATED: Laurier cancels in-person classes amid COVID-19 concerns

After back and forth decision-making that initially included cancelling or postponing all events not part of courses or academic requirements from March 13 to Apr. 30, Wilfrid Laurier University has just announced their decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Monday amid growing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. President and vice-chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy, stated in a press release that […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·