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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The Paper Kites fly high at Maxwell’s

On the chilly evening of Nov. 23, a long line of people — primarily couples and small groups of friends — waited impatiently outside of Maxwell’s Concerts and Events to see The Paper Kites. Around 7:30 p.m., the reasonably sized crowd was ushered through the doors where I was able to meander around the space before the opening act. Having […]

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

The best winter boots to get you across campus

Living in Canada with the harsh and unpredictable winters that we are hit with each year, means that having the perfect pair of winter boots to wear through the cold, snow and ice is essential. Finding boots that don’t leak, slip on ice, fall apart after a year of use or are simply not warm enough, can be quite the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Nichole Grossman

Cold and Flu season hits Waterloo Region once again

Cold and flu season is upon us once again. With it comes the annual period where offices are filled with the sounds of sneezing and coughing, hospitals are packed with patients — and people, especially university students, underestimate the dangers associated with influenza. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Laurier hosted a public talk that focused on the flu, how to avoid […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Ariana Grande’s new song “thank u, next” is the self-love anthem we need

Ariana Grande is an artist whose image and music has grown along with her since she began her career in 2009. Her resilience is what has stood out to me over this past year and it truly demonstrates how strong she is, both as an artist and as a human being. She certainly comes from a place of immeasurable privilege […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Queer comedy show gets laughs and praise

On the night of Nov. 8, the warm atmosphere of Patent Social was a welcome treat after being out in the cold. The bar is a hidden gem in uptown Waterloo on Erb St. The classy, upscale venue had a small bar and was complemented with fun elements that bring out the child-at-heart, such as popcorn bowls which could be […]

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

Behind the rising popularity of “wellness” and health management

The wellness approach to a more balanced lifestyle is a trend that has taken over social media and health discussions in recent years. Countless health-related outlets promote “wellness” as being the most effective and positively advocated method to look after ourselves both mentally and physically — from Instagram pages to magazine articles, the way we feel is being prioritized more […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Nichole Grossman

Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb brings awareness and education to Waterloo

Holocaust Education Week, which was hosted by Hillel Waterloo and Hillel Laurier and ended last week, featured a Holocaust survivor testimony at the University of Waterloo campus on Nov. 8. Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb used the opportunity to discuss and share her personal experiences during the Shoah. “My grandmother … talked about her times during the war — she was […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Golden Hearth Bakery provides fresh, handmade goods to local community

Located on the corner of King and Cedar Street in Kitchener, is a local, 11 year-old confectionery that sells baked goods made completely from scratch with quality, organic ingredients. Providing a variety of fresh products for both the community and other localities in the area like Gilt Restaurant Bar and Lounge, Legacy Greens, Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters and Vincenzo’s — […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Thrifting in KW for sustainable fashion

Thrifting and vintage shopping have turned into a rising trend in a time where sustainable fashion and the ethics surrounding it are becoming more valued in terms of how and where we shop.  Fast fashion dominates a large portion of clothing sales, which multiple large corporations have been revealed to make in order to produce their products at massive rates.  […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Maddie Quest

Pumpkin patches that fit your seasonal needs

There are few things more seasonally appropriate during the month of October than pumpkin picking. Whether you bring them home to bake into a pie, display on your porch or carve into a spooky decoration, pumpkin picking is a fun activity no matter how old you are. Luckily for those of us who enjoy it, we aren’t just limited to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·