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.

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Prime minister Trudeau announces $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, including changes to student loans

Prime minister Justin Trudeau announced an $82-billion aid package today to help Canadians and their businesses cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has been drastically impacting the day-to-day lives of people across the globe.   This package aims to help Canadians pay for rent and groceries, as well as assisting businesses with paying bills. The proposed […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
Photo by Darien Funk

Important publication updates

Dear valued readers, Whether you are a current or past student, a member of Laurier’s staff or faculty, an individual in the community, a former Cordie or simply a person who picks up this paper and reads our articles each week, I want to extend my immeasurable gratitude to you for supporting student media. In a frightening time that generates […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

Preventative measures put in place against Ezra Avenue street parties

After an alleged bomb threat that referred to Ezra Avenue in an online post, countless pleas over social media for students to participate in social distancing, and a letter from president and vice-chancellor, Deb MacLatchy, asking students “to do the right thing” this St. Patrick’s Day, it seems that the infamous Laurier street party may not occur this year. In […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
File Photo / Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

UPDATED: Laurier campus closures and altered operating schedules

As of March 17, Wilfrid Laurier University has updated its list of campus facility closures and altered operating schedules. At this time, the university remains open. Laurier students have been asked to move out of all school-operated residences by March 18 at 11:59 pm. The Department of Athletics and Recreation is closing all recreational facilities on the Waterloo campus, while Laurier […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Apartments on Ezra, Bricker and Hickory were purchased by the university in spring 2012 (Photo by: Heather Davidson)

Laurier students asked to move out of school-operated residences as soon as possible

Wilfrid Laurier University announced in a news release posted today that students are required to be moved out of all school-operated residences by Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 pm.   This mandatory move-out decision was made in response to the growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and was released only a few days after Laurier cancelled in-person […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Darrien Funk

UPDATED: Laurier cancels in-person classes amid COVID-19 concerns

After back and forth decision-making that initially included cancelling or postponing all events not part of courses or academic requirements from March 13 to Apr. 30, Wilfrid Laurier University has just announced their decision to suspend on-campus classes effective Monday amid growing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. President and vice-chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy, stated in a press release that […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·

Season 12 RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant disqualified after sexual misconduct allegations

Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race has barely started, and one of its contestants has already been disqualified and will no longer be appearing in the finale. Joey Gugliemelli, who goes by the drag persona Sherry Pie, is a New York queen who was an initially-entertaining competitor on the popular reality show, but has since been accused by eight theatre […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Image of blood-stained underwear on Laurier campus sparks controversy

For a campaign promoting menstrual equity and education on Wilfrid Laurier’s Waterloo campus, a series of posters with black-and-white images of period blood-stained underwear have sparked noteworthy controversy and debate online. The posters include a series of messages, such as “ain’t no shame in menstruating,” as well as other promotional sayings that are working to dismantle the belief that only […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Student Voices on Sexual Violence: Overview of Selected Survey Results from the University Sector

Student Voices on Sexual Violence: Overview of Selected Survey Results from the University Sector

Canadian universities, and post-secondary institutions across the world, are being faced with increasing criticism and scrutiny surrounding the prevalence and subsequent treatment of sexual violence on their campuses. In a Maclean’s article entitled “Canadian universities are failing students on sexual assault,” dozens of survivors were interviewed regarding the routine abandonment of victims from universities across the country.

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
Image by Brit Kovacs

“A Talk with Miss J.”: Celebrity comes to University of Guelph event for Black History Month

Runway coach, model and reality television personality, Miss J. Alexander, delivered a keynote address, “A Talk with Miss J.” on the University of Guelph’s campus on Monday, March 2nd. University of Guelph’s Cultural Diversity Office and Gender and Sexual Diversity Office, in collaboration with Laurier’s Student Affairs and Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·