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: Let people enjoy things

Editor’s Note: Let people enjoy things

Widespread popularity of the latest television and movie streaming service, Disney+, there have been countless memes praising the new entertainment subscription. But with that praise, I have also seen quite a fair share of critcisim about it. Not regarding the quality of the new service, but rather, the age of the people who seem to be using and talking about […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jaime Mere

Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye gives a demonstration

The Wilfrid Laurier campus was truly blessed this past Tuesday night with a visit from television foodie, model and delectable dish himself, Antoni Porowski. On Nov. 19, the Students’ Union hosted, “An Evening with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski” in Laz 1001 that was open to Laurier and non-Laurier students. Falling in line with the Students’ Union’s promotional campaign, #SUdoesThat, to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·
File Photo / Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Image by Kash Patel

Kitchener Public Library joins the Period Project in order to make menstrual products more accessible

Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) main branch in Downtown Kitchener recently announced that they are joining The Period Project, an initiative designed to make menstrual products more accessible to those who need them. The library began offering these products in their washrooms for patrons to use on Nov. 4. “We are trying to provide more inclusive access to menstrual products, which […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
Editor’s Note: T.I. isn’t fatherly, he’s creepy

Editor’s Note: T.I. isn’t fatherly, he’s creepy

American rapper T.I. recently made headlines and regained some of his lost relevance since 2010 for the troubling comments he made regarding his teenage daughter on the podcast Ladies Like Us. During the episode, he told the two hosts that he accompanies his daughter to her annual gynecologist appointments to make sure that her “hymen is still intact.” T.I.’s bizzare […]

by Emily Waitson· · Uncategorized ·
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Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet for problematic remarks

After a bigoted rant directed at new immigrants during “Coaches Corner” on Saturday night, Don Cherry aligned himself perfectly with the “O.K. Boomer” meme, and has since been fired by Sportsnet. The Hockey Night in Canada host criticized immigrants in the Toronto area who he claimed did not honour Canada’s veterans, angrily stating, “You people … you love our way […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Image by Aaron Waitson

No need to chase your own tail when you can destress with dogs

As the semester progresses and students balance midterms, looming assignment deadlines and the fast approach of exams, school becomes more and more stressful. Luckily, there are resources and events on campus that are designed to help students manage their stress and unwind, even if it’s just for a few minutes out of their day. On Friday, Nov. 8, Laurier’s Career […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier looking to form a union for teaching assistants

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been actively working towards organizing a union for teaching assistants (TAs) to improve their current working conditions — which include better wages and benefits, increased support, transparency with hiring and contracts and addressing ongoing issues with TAs going over hours. This comes as a result of a group of Laurier students who are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Finding answers: the debilitating journey of women who seek solutions for their pain

Finding answers: the debilitating journey of women who seek solutions for their pain

“We were all just too sensitive. Fatigue too thick to make sense of phone, Trader Joe’s, Laundromat, let alone meeting, party, dance floor. We go away. Sick.”  — Dirty River Girl [Bodymap], Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Standing in the line at Starbucks, I feel it. It creeps up on me — slowly at first. As the list of drinks on the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·