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

Padding the path to menstrual equity

Padding the path to menstrual equity

Menstruating individuals spend an average of 2,535 days — nearly seven years — of their life on their period, and Canadians will expend up to $6,000 over the course of that time on menstrual hygiene products. The push for menstrual equity, which refers to the provision of equal access to period products and furthering the improvement of reproductive education, has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always strived to be a people-pleaser. It’s an aspect about myself that I’ve accepted without much critical thought or question, even if it means that I expend more mental energy, effort and time than I can realistically deliver in a given day. I’ve only just started to see how detrimental this quality […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Aaron Waitson

Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

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

Laurier student arrested after posting shooting threat on social media

According to the Waterloo Regional Police, a Wilfrid Laurier University student has been charged in connection to a threat that was made on social media about a campus shooting. Police allege that a post was made by a man, which was published on Feb. 6, which indicated that he was going to commit a shooting at Laurier. As a result […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
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KW one of the worst safe places for women

Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault and violence. I recently read a news story in The Record titled “Kitchener man sexually assaulted two high school students” that reaffirmed the fears that I’ve had since I was a young teenager. The article discusses a 39-year-old male who attacked a female student just two months after being released from […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Humanizing homelessness in the KW region

Humanizing homelessness in the KW region

Last year, the region of Waterloo set an ambitious goal to end chronic homelessness by Jan. 2020. That objective could not be met by their projected timeline, as the issues that people experiencing homelessness are facing are far more complex than what can be solved in a matter of months or a year. As well, shelters are seeing longer stays […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
Photo by Darrien Funk

Understanding the GRT strike

Following the Grand River Transit (GRT) bus strike, which began last Tuesday, Jan. 21, after the breakdown of discussions, talks to resume transit services began once more on Tuesday, Jan. 28 — with a tentative agreement being reached until Thursday, Jan. 30.  The union representing Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS operators, Unifor Local 4304, made the decision to strike last week due to an […]

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

The best skincare products to use in the winter months

One of the biggest drawbacks of the winter months that can be frustrating to deal with is the damage that the cold air and indoor heating can do to my skin. With drier air, both inside and outside, our skin is directly impacted, and as a result, can cause cracking, dullness, lack of hydration and inflammation. Lately, skincare has become […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Why is it such a big deal for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) to essentially move out on their own?

Whether you love the Royal Family, you can’t stand them or you’re somewhere in the middle, it’s been impossible to avoid the constant barrage of recent news surrounding Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. After announcing that they have decided to step away from their duties as official senior members of the Royal Family and split their time between […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Kash Patel

Uptown staple Harmony Lunch to close its doors Jan. 24

For its last week in business, Harmony Lunch, uptown Waterloo’s iconic local eatery, has been saying goodbye to the community that has supported it for almost 90 years. The decision, which was reached sometime in mid-December, came following a series of deliberations and discussions regarding Uptown construction and the impact it would have on the business long-term. “We had hoped […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·