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: New year, same me

Editor’s Note: New year, same me

With each passing year, I’ve always set impossible standards and “resolutions” for myself to meet in order to improve myself. Inevitably, these resolutions have been too broad and grand so that I can never accomplish them for more than a month or a few weeks at a time. I’ve typically seen this as a failure, and I give up entirely […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Stick to tamagotchi if you can’t take care of a real pet

Editor’s Note: Stick to tamagotchi if you can’t take care of a real pet

Different holidays seem to inspire people to buy or adopt animals as gifts, often to the detriment of their unexpectedly time-consuming four-legged purchases. Easter sees an increase in pet-store bought bunnies and chicks, while Christmas seems to fuel people’s desires to buy puppies and kittens when The Bay and Walmart just won’t do for someone’s (usually a kid’s) wishlist. I’m […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Underrated festive flicks for the holiday season

Jingle, All the Way People often sleep on the true greatness of this 90’s holiday movie starring Arnold Schwarznegger and I’ve never understood how that was possible. Is it expertly done? Absolutely not. Is it a creation of comedic genius through the pure fact that it’s so bad, it’s good? Absolutely.  What more could you want in a festive movie […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Charcuterie boards that are affordable to make with a student budget

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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The Victoria’s Secret show is cancelled

The social climate of the world is evolving, and the people behind the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show seem to have realized that the place for their once infamous, televised night focused on supermodels showcasing their lingerie line, has come to a close for good. Victoria’s Secret (VS) has faced a myriad of criticisms over the past few years, notably last […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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BREAKING: Ontario Divisional Court rules Doug Ford’s Student Choice Initiative “unlawful”

The Student Choice Initiative, which was announced by Premier Doug Ford in January, was met with intense backlash and concern surrounding the future of campus newspapers and other student services that would be considered “non-mandatory” ancillary fees that students would have the ability to opt-out of when paying for their tuition. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and the York […]

by Emily Waitson· · National, News ·
Editor’s Note: Let people enjoy things

Editor’s Note: Let people enjoy things

Widespread popularity of the latest television and movie streaming service, Disney+, there have been countless memes praising the new entertainment subscription. But with that praise, I have also seen quite a fair share of critcisim about it. Not regarding the quality of the new service, but rather, the age of the people who seem to be using and talking about […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye gives a demonstration

The Wilfrid Laurier campus was truly blessed this past Tuesday night with a visit from television foodie, model and delectable dish himself, Antoni Porowski. On Nov. 19, the Students’ Union hosted, “An Evening with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski” in Laz 1001 that was open to Laurier and non-Laurier students. Falling in line with the Students’ Union’s promotional campaign, #SUdoesThat, to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Kitchener Public Library joins the Period Project in order to make menstrual products more accessible

Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) main branch in Downtown Kitchener recently announced that they are joining The Period Project, an initiative designed to make menstrual products more accessible to those who need them. The library began offering these products in their washrooms for patrons to use on Nov. 4. “We are trying to provide more inclusive access to menstrual products, which […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·