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

Scott Helman blows Laurier away

Scott Helman blows Laurier away

On Sept. 10, excited music-goers lined up for a Saturday night concert to welcome back Laurier students to a new year at the Athletic Complex. With the opening act slated to begin at 10 p.m., the performance didn’t start until nearly an hour later — but it was worth the wait. Rich Aucoin — a Nova Scotia born indie rock […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Putting your well-being first should always be a priority

In an effort not to sound like a broken record or an after school special harping about all the ways young adults don’t look after themselves, I’ll make it clear that I’m far from a beacon of health and balance. The beginning of university is a lot to take in. It’s fun, stressful, there’s things to do every single day, […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Buck a beer isn’t as popular with breweries

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has garnered both praise and controversy regarding his decision to work towards lowering beer prices to just one dollar, an announcement which he has been proud to stand by since it was released. One criticism surrounding the ‘buck-a-beer’ campaign has been voiced by many local breweries who have seen this as an impractical policy to follow […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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Canada doesn’t need Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A is a beloved and highly popular fried chicken American fast food chain that has a legion of dedicated consumers who seem to do their best to overshadow the controversial viewpoints associated with the restaurant. The franchise recently released its plans to expand to its first international location in Toronto, and it’s planned to open its first set of Canadian […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

E3 2018 announces an exciting roster of new games

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s more commonly referred to as amongst the gaming community, recently held its 24th annual conference in Los Angeles from June 12 to 14. The heavily advertised and eagerly anticipated event focused on the upcoming products being introduced by software developers, hardware manufacturers and publishers in the video game industry. The event had […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Caring about family separations at the border and what happens to them next

The evolving events and information that have been the focus of countless news outlets regarding the separation of parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border have revealed polarizing and unsettling sides to opinionated people all over the internet — from average nobodies to notable names in power. Sifting through directionless tweets from the president, continuous news updates from endless […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Why your vote really matters in this election

With the provincial election right around the corner, the fate of our province and its leadership will be placed in the hands of the Ontarians who actually show up to the voting polls on June 7 — and that can be a daunting thought. According to the Toronto Star, Ontario’s election turnouts are at an all time low  — with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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How ‘This is America’ challenges modern society

Donald Glover — the Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning artist known as the critically acclaimed talent behind the moniker Childish Gambino — recently released a music video for his latest hit single, “This is America.”  The video currently holds 172,189,383 million views on YouTube and has garnered a significant amount of attention on social media. Rife with relevant […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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March for Our Lives students protest for stricter gun regulations

On Saturday, March 24, 200,000 protestors gathered in Washington DC for the March for Our Lives demonstration to enact stricter gun laws in the United States. It was created and organized by #NeverAgain, a group of students who survived the mass shooting that occurred at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

Books, movies and music, oh my!

As a kid growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s, life was pretty good. Jumbo Video was our local movie rental place of choice and going there was always a treat. My dad would take me into the dimly lit, slightly dusty VHS paradise and I’d be handed a small paper bag of popcorn to snack on while […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·