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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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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Commemorating the life of actor Luke Perry

On Mar. 4, beloved television actor, Luke Perry, tragically passed away at the age of 52. The internet collectively mourned the loss of the former 90s heartthrob and small-screen Riverdale star by expressing their shock and sharing their condolences across social media. And if social media can be good for something, it’s commemorating the work of someone who deserves to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

What Freshii’s declining sales means for the healthy fast food industry

Freshii, the Canadian fresh food establishment that serves a variety of healthy meal options, has suffered declining sales in recent years. The CEO is trying to combat these declining numbers by scaling back a number of their formerly planned ventures — but the question remains, can a restaurant like Freshii stay afloat with their current prices? Unlike other fast food […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Safina Husein

Bleeding for your art: FLOW exhibit uses menstruation for creative expression

On Mar. 6, THEMUSEUM will be unveiling a new art exhibition that intends to encourage an open conversation about menstruation and foster acceptance for a natural bodily function that’s been historically viewed negatively.  The project, “FLOW: The Menstruation Exhibit,” will showcase a collection of art installations which display the experience of periods through a variety of media including performance, dance, […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·