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

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day pic.twitter.com/89V3uShDnr — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Jamie Mere, Graphics Editor

Ontario’s new student education costs and you

In Jan. 2019, the Ford government announced changes that would be made to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and unveiled “the Student Choice Initiative” — a policy designed to provide students with the ability to opt out of fees that were once deemed essential ,such as student unions and clubs. The adjustments that have been made to post-secondary education […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Laurier Waterloo campus appoints new dean of students

Wilfrid Laurier University announced today that Kate McCrae Bristol has been appointed as the new dean of students for the Waterloo campus, effective Sept. 16, 2019. The statement that was released detailed McCrae Bristol’s experience working in student services and with academic faculty. McCrae Bristol is the current manager of student experience at the University of Waterloo, where she oversees […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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 ·