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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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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Why the amber alert complaints are so disappointing

On Feb. 14, a province-wide Amber Alert was issued across Ontario, and caused phones to loudly sound at 11 p.m., succeeding in what it was designed to do — get people’s attention. An 11-year old little girl, Riya Rajkumar, went missing and police reached out to the public to help them find her. The Amber Alert was successful in aiding […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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No host? No problem: the 2019 Oscars did just fine on its own

The ninety-first Academy Awards aired this Sunday and even though the show garnered controversy before it even aired this year, for the first time in years, it felt more refined and less drawn out than ever before. With Kevin Hart let go from his original position as host, due to previously-posted homophobic tweets and debate about whether or not the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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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 ·