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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Carol Burnett’s performance at Centre in the Square

On Sept. 25, the legendary female comedian, actress, singer and writer, Carol Burnett, graced the stage at Centre in the Square for “an evening of laughter and reflection where the audience asks questions.”  At 85 year-old, the unfailingly eloquent comic has had a career spanning over five decades on television, delivering her individual and beloved style of comedy primarily through […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Hardships and personal struggles shouldn’t be a competition

A trend I’ve been annoyed with recently is the tendency some people have to compare their suffering to others. I think it’s always important to acknowledge the validity and the severity of other people’s struggles — especially if your own are particularly difficult to deal with — and I’ve never understood the need some people have to rise above everyone […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Photo by Nicole Grossman

Breaking down the best smoothies in the KW region

Over the past few years, I’ve grown to love smoothies. I don’t really mind making them for myself if I need to, but when it comes to purchasing my own, it’s best to find the one that’s worth it in terms of taste and price.  Smoothies can be expensive depending on where you buy them from, so after a lot […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

I have lived in downtown Kitchener (DTK) for roughly 14 years of my life, residing steps away from central DTK spots like Victoria Park, Charles Street Terminal and City Hall. I’m also located near the less acknowledged, yet imperative, markers of social assistance that provide our city with places of refuge and much needed support for those in need. I’m […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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Serena Williams faces controversy at the U.S. Open

Serena Williams is considered by many around the world to be one of the best professional female tennis players. The 36-year-old athlete holds multiple Grand Slam titles and has established herself as a respected woman in tennis. Despite her illustrious sports career, however, Williams has made headlines over the past few weeks regarding her clothing choices and a $17,000 fine […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Subscription services that are useful and budget friendly for students

I’m always hesitant to spend money on an app or a subscription service, since you never know how well it will work out and it can be difficult to cancel it depending on what you choose to sign up with. I’ve gone through an unending trial and error process with subscriptions and there are definitely some standout options that are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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The problems with the CNE this year

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual two week event that has become synonymous with summer in Toronto. It was founded in 1879 and has evolved into a signifier of Canadian culture and experience. As the largest fair in Canada, the CNE has changed overtime to reflect the innovations and diversity of our country, making it a popular yearly […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Finding consistent happiness when multiple aspects of your life are uncertain can be challenging at times, especially during your time in university. I’ve changed my mind about what it is I want to do with my life after I’m finished school too many times to count and spent more time than I’d like to admit panicking about the unpredictability of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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 ·