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

Photo by Yitian Cai

Behind the rising popularity of “wellness” and health management

The wellness approach to a more balanced lifestyle is a trend that has taken over social media and health discussions in recent years. Countless health-related outlets promote “wellness” as being the most effective and positively advocated method to look after ourselves both mentally and physically — from Instagram pages to magazine articles, the way we feel is being prioritized more […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Nichole Grossman

Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb brings awareness and education to Waterloo

Holocaust Education Week, which was hosted by Hillel Waterloo and Hillel Laurier and ended last week, featured a Holocaust survivor testimony at the University of Waterloo campus on Nov. 8. Holocaust survivor Berthe Cygelfarb used the opportunity to discuss and share her personal experiences during the Shoah. “My grandmother … talked about her times during the war — she was […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Golden Hearth Bakery provides fresh, handmade goods to local community

Located on the corner of King and Cedar Street in Kitchener, is a local, 11 year-old confectionery that sells baked goods made completely from scratch with quality, organic ingredients. Providing a variety of fresh products for both the community and other localities in the area like Gilt Restaurant Bar and Lounge, Legacy Greens, Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters and Vincenzo’s — […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Thrifting in KW for sustainable fashion

Thrifting and vintage shopping have turned into a rising trend in a time where sustainable fashion and the ethics surrounding it are becoming more valued in terms of how and where we shop.  Fast fashion dominates a large portion of clothing sales, which multiple large corporations have been revealed to make in order to produce their products at massive rates.  […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Maddie Quest

Pumpkin patches that fit your seasonal needs

There are few things more seasonally appropriate during the month of October than pumpkin picking. Whether you bring them home to bake into a pie, display on your porch or carve into a spooky decoration, pumpkin picking is a fun activity no matter how old you are. Luckily for those of us who enjoy it, we aren’t just limited to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

What’s so basic about liking fall?

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte season is upon us. Girls everywhere are posting pictures of Instagramable pumpkin patches and Bath and Body Works is likely rubbing their metaphorical hands together with glee over the number of people who are buying their seasonal candles by the basketful. These are typically mocked aspects of fall weather that are connected to girls and their […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Meow! Boutique in uptown Waterloo closes its doors for good

Meow! Boutique, the beloved uptown Waterloo vintage fashion retailer located at the corner of King and Bridgeport, recently announced that they will be closing at the end of October. In an Instagram post published to their page on Oct. 2, the store addressed their customer base — fondly referred to as their “Cat Club” — to express their disappointment with […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Weight Watchers sheds its name for a new look

Weight Watchers, the American weight-loss support group that was founded in 1963 by homemaker Jean Nidetch, has recently taken a slightly different direction with their approach to weight management. The company officially changed their name to WW in late September, shifting their brand and focus towards “health and wellness” rather than just dieting and shedding pounds. Seemingly moving away from […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Phot by Yitian Cai

THEMUSEUM celebrates 15 years in KW with multiple events honouring diversity and culture

On Saturday, Sept. 29, THEMUSEUM hosted a celebration in honour of their fifteenth anniversary which featured special announcements, interactive exhibits and of course, birthday cake.  After 15 years in Downtown Kitchener, the now well-known hub for arts and culture has big plans for the upcoming months and even years to come.  David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM, talked about the exhibits […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Manraj Singh

Looking at the local tradition of Miss Oktoberfest

Miss Oktoberfest is a title that dates back to 1969, when the first young woman — Christine Orendi — was crowned and graced with the responsibility of representing the beloved Kitchener-Waterloo festival.  Since then, the role has served as a cultural point of significance to Oktoberfest.  Each woman to assume the position has served as a sweetly smiling figurehead, known […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·