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: Casting an informed vote

Editor’s note: Casting an informed vote

After voting in a federal election for the second time in my life on Monday, I walked away from the polling station with a different feeling than I had back in 2015. I have always “cared” about politics, the state of our country and the world we live in, to an extent — meaning that I didn’t put as much […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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El Camino is a successful extension of the Breaking Bad franchise

This article contains spoilers for Breaking Bad and El Camino I firmly believe that Breaking Bad ended on an incredible — if not perfect — note. Jesse Pinkman, the emotionally damaged little criminal with a heart stronger than any of the bullshit he was put through finally escaping and driving off with nothing but presumed freedom ahead of him? Yeah, […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Editors Note: Treating yourself with kindness

Editors Note: Treating yourself with kindness

As we approach the fall Reading Week, I’ve been starting to think more and more about the ways that I can begin cramming as many productive hours and simultaneous chunks of relaxation time into my schedule as humanly possible. I’m the kind of person who can’t stand the possibility of “wasting” my precious week off from my full course load […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Appreciating your parents

As I get older, the more I that I’m realizing just how much of a sentimental person I really am. And to acknowledge that I’m becoming even more of a sap is truly saying something—I regularly cry over innocuously trivial things like holiday commercials and videos of baby sloths—so aging into my mid-twenties has clearly started to take its emotional […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Living with an invisible illness

Editor’s Note: Living with an invisible illness

As someone who lives with an “invisible illness” — type 1 diabetes — I have gone through a lot of trouble in order to ensure that it is, in fact, invisible to other people. With the exception of very close family and friends, I purposefully hide the aspects and realities of living with this disease when I’m out in public, […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square attracts local activists of all ages

An estimated 5,000 people attended the Global Climate Strike at Waterloo Town Square on Sept. 27 to fight for climate change justice in Waterloo Region. Attendees ranged in age, with children and teens notably present among older generations in the massive crowd that was present. Many were holding creatively constructed signs that voiced their outrage and discontent with the current […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Geo’s Anticafe offers a unique experience for students

With midterms fast approaching, the Laurier Library and nearby cafés will soon be filled with groups of students looking to cram in some extra study time, which means that finding a quiet spot to look over your notes might become a bit more difficult as the semester progresses. Geo’s Anticafé promises to provide an alternative working space for those looking to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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On-campus roommate conflict resources

Living independently while going to school often means having to navigate one aspect of university life that many students aren’t prepared for — roommates. Sharing your space with other people — in many cases, complete strangers — can be challenging, especially when conflicts arise with the people you’re expected to share your space with. And while your first instinct may […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Ariana Grande sues Forever 21

Forever 21, a company rife with its own problems and a looming path to bankruptcy, has recently found itself on the receiving end of a 10 million dollar lawsuit courtesy of Ariana Grande. The fast fashion retailer is facing the consequences of using the singer’s likeness in various Instagram posts without her permission, and, given the information available about her […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day pic.twitter.com/89V3uShDnr — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·