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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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 ·
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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 ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

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 ·
Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Despite the continued insistence that we are becoming a more body positive, sexually progressive society, vaginal health is still a topic that is looked at as uncomfortable, embarrassing or even taboo, of all things, to talk about openly. With puberty books that had basic diagrams of penises and vaginas and phrases like “what to do about the new hair down […]

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

Why don’t more men wear engagement rings?

Engagement rings haven’t exactly changed much over the past 100 years or so besides their prices, styles and the creativity that can be involved with personalizing them. The tradition attached to these rings has stayed relatively the same — and the concept is rooted primarily in a man presenting a woman with a decorated band or Tiffany-style rock to ask […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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First-year runner Devon Mundy competing with autoimmune disease

Devon Mundy, second-year environmental and geomatics student at Wilfrid Laurier University  and middle-distance runner, has faced one of the biggest challenges in his career so far on and off the track: living with an autoimmune disease. As a competitive runner in high school, Mundy experienced health issues early on in his adolescence when he was 14-years old. Originally diagnosed with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Sports ·
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Buying imperfect produce could be the answer to Canada’s food waste problem

  View this post on Instagram   We are selling these spotty fair trade organic bananas at a steep discount of $0.39/lb! 🍌 They’re the perfect ripeness for freezing for smoothies and banana nice cream! Huge thanks to @pfenningsfarm for collaborating with us to help us prevent these bananas from going to waste! Would you like to see us bring […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·