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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Canada’s new and improved Food Guide is a step in the right direction for healthy eating habits

An ongoing discussion regarding what and how we eat has taken over news outlets and social media comment sections since the government recently released an updated version of Canada’s Food Guide. The last time changes were made to the Food Guide was in 2007, with the newest advisement breaking away from the well-known rainbow visual that has become synonymous with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

It’s that time of year again, Golden Hawks. Election season is in full swing — and that means Presidential Dishes are ready to try. Created by each candidate, every option is available to order off the Wilf’s menu for $13.99. A group of The Cord’s staff gathered together to taste test each dish and give them a rating out of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Stalking, social media and how the Netflix hit “You” has effects in real life

The Netflix show You has taken over Twitter conversation and has amassed a dedicated following of 40 million viewers who can’t get enough of the creepy but captivating Joe Goldberg and his developing obsession with Beck, a woman he briefly encounters in his bookstore.  Praised for its pulpy dramatics and dark writing, You stands as a strong example of what […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Starting a health and fitness routine during the winter months

During the winter months, I notice that I tend to fall into a cold weather “funk” — I’m more moody, I have less energy and my motivation to eat well and exercise regularly is almost non-existent. Basically, I want to ride out the gloomy weather and lack of sunlight until spring in my bedroom watching Netflix and relying on Uber […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is full of surprise twist and turns

Black Mirror, the British science fiction anthology series that portrays dark depictions of an alternate present-day and near future, surprised Netflix viewers with a “movie” released on Dec. 28, after the trailer was released just one day before. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an interactive, build-your-own adventure style psychological thriller that places the viewer in control of the storyline and the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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The Paper Kites fly high at Maxwell’s

On the chilly evening of Nov. 23, a long line of people — primarily couples and small groups of friends — waited impatiently outside of Maxwell’s Concerts and Events to see The Paper Kites. Around 7:30 p.m., the reasonably sized crowd was ushered through the doors where I was able to meander around the space before the opening act. Having […]

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

The best winter boots to get you across campus

Living in Canada with the harsh and unpredictable winters that we are hit with each year, means that having the perfect pair of winter boots to wear through the cold, snow and ice is essential. Finding boots that don’t leak, slip on ice, fall apart after a year of use or are simply not warm enough, can be quite the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Cold and Flu season hits Waterloo Region once again

Cold and flu season is upon us once again. With it comes the annual period where offices are filled with the sounds of sneezing and coughing, hospitals are packed with patients — and people, especially university students, underestimate the dangers associated with influenza. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Laurier hosted a public talk that focused on the flu, how to avoid […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Ariana Grande’s new song “thank u, next” is the self-love anthem we need

Ariana Grande is an artist whose image and music has grown along with her since she began her career in 2009. Her resilience is what has stood out to me over this past year and it truly demonstrates how strong she is, both as an artist and as a human being. She certainly comes from a place of immeasurable privilege […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Queer comedy show gets laughs and praise

On the night of Nov. 8, the warm atmosphere of Patent Social was a welcome treat after being out in the cold. The bar is a hidden gem in uptown Waterloo on Erb St. The classy, upscale venue had a small bar and was complemented with fun elements that bring out the child-at-heart, such as popcorn bowls which could be […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·