Erika Ymana

Erika Ymana

Articles by Erika Ymana

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Rhapsody Barrel Bar is perhaps Kitchener’s chameleon restaurant

Rhapsody Barrel Bar is an inconspicuous restaurant and music venue situated in the heart of downtown Kitchener. I describe the place as inconspicuous because it’s difficult to predict what this place can offer. I remember walking by and feeling confused. The restaurant is attached to a clothing store, hosts its own café at the front and if you peer in, […]

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Wilf’s testing new app through Kik

Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus restaurant, Wilf’s, is currently in the process of beta-testing their online take-out system or “app” through Kik Interactive. It is currently in its third week of testing with specific groups on campus, such as Residence Life and the BU111 and BU121 teaching assistants. The system of ordering takeout essentially works by the consumer putting their order […]

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Change through disruption at anti-racism summit hosted by Laurier

On March 21, the anti-racism summit, which is also the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Kitchener to discuss and explore ways which university and college campuses can be more efficient in addressing the concerns of racialized students. The focus of this summit was to develop strategies that […]

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Gender parity problems most prevalent in economics

Research project will be conducted this year to investigate the underlying reasons for the lack of interest in economics for women

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Support available for creative writing through Laurier’s Writer-in-residence

The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-residence is a three-month residency program at Wilfrid Laurier University for accomplished Canadian writers. Drew Hayden Taylor is a fiction writer and playwright and is currently filling the role this year. In this role, the writer focuses on their work as well as community engagement, which includes holding public talks, workshops and conducting one-on-one sessions with […]

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Acquiring a Laurier bursary

Acquiring a Laurier bursary

More students are accessing Laurier’s tuition bursaries

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Research to study handling of sexual assault disclosures

Sexual assault research will soon be at the forefront as Ginette Lafreniere, associate professor for the faculty of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University, received $50,000 to explore the conduct and responsiveness of Special Constables Services and Waterloo Regional Police Services. The research, provided by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, will look at how the services […]

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Fighting for uncertainty

Fighting for uncertainty

In a terse tone paired with a thick Filipino accent, my father once said, “Education is your only way out. You only have one shot at a prosperous life. Be smart.”

by Erika Ymana· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Changes pending to Laurier operating budget

Changes pending to Laurier operating budget

President Blouw alludes to potential layoffs and budget cuts in Students’ Union meeting

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Emotional complexity is based on focus, according to University of Waterloo research paper

Emotional complexity is based on focus, according to University of Waterloo research paper

Graphic by Fani Hsieh People who are able to differentiate their mixed emotions tend to be more emotionally sophisticated and in-depth, according to a research paper conducted at the University of Waterloo. Igor Grossmann, assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Waterloo and lead author of the paper, along with his colleagues, wondered what it meant […]

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