Kaitlyn Severin

Kaitlyn Severin

After three very long years at The Cord, Kaitlyn is now working as Senior News Editor (but denies taking the "Senior" portion too seriously). As a fourth year Communication Studies student, Kaitlyn is excited to bring more compelling stories to the Laurier community. If you ever want to find her, she'll be the redhead on campus laughing at her own jokes.

Articles by Kaitlyn Severin

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Kitchener apartment prices on the rise

According to a new report from PadMapper, rental prices in Kitchener are climbing fast than they are anywhere else in the country. PadMapper, an online apartment search tool, analyzes data on a monthly basis from rental listings. The aim of this report is to give users an idea of the economic rental landscape in Canada. Kitchener was ranked number 11 […]

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Former Laurier student receives 8-month sentence for residence break-ins

Hyun Jin Na, a former Wilfrid Laurier University student, was sentenced on May 10 for stealing various electronics and other items from numerous student residence buildings in Waterloo. Reported by CTV Kitchener, Na received an eight-month sentence, minus six days already spent in custody. According to CTV, Na had pleaded guilty in the fall to 12 counts of breaking and entering, […]

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BB gun fired at Laurier residence

BB gun fired at Laurier residence

A 19-year-old man has been seriously injured after being hit above the eye with a BB gun, as reported by CTV Kitchener. According to the Waterloo Regional Police Services, the man was hurt to the point where he needed emergency surgery. The unidentified victim was shot around 3 p.m. on Monday, April 3 at a Wilfrid Laurier University student residence […]

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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

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Revisiting feedback and responses to Robitaille’s cancelled keynote

After defence lawyer Danielle Robitaille cancelled her keynote presentation at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Criminology Student Association conference on the Brantford campus, the Laurier community, as well as numerous publications around Kitchener-Waterloo and the Greater Toronto Area, began the debate on what constitutes free speech on university campuses. On March 3, Danielle Robitaille was announced by the CSA as one of […]

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The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

The Cord’s top news stories of 2017

Veritas One of the most controversial events to occur on the Laurier Waterloo campus this year made headlines across the country. On Dec. 12, 2016, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, the former operator of the campus’s Veritas Café. Dosman’s termination happened as a result of a help wanted ad that he posted […]

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Two Laurier faculty members recognized with CMA awards

The Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo, a local organization which aims to enhance communication and understanding between Muslim and other communities through work-shops and interactive community forums, recognized two Wilfrid Laurier University faculty members with the Women Who Inspire Awards. One of the recipients of this award is Hind Al-Abadleh, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and […]

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Controversy arises over conference keynote speaker

Keynote speaker for the Wilfrid Laurier Brantford campus Criminology Student Association conference Danielle Robitaille has cancelled her presentation after open dialogue came out about the ethics of her appearance on the Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford campus. Robitaille stirred up controversy after taking on the role as a defence lawyer for former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi who was tried and […]

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Laurier Brantford assists in Police pilot project

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus plans to work with the Brantford Police Service to help properly respond to survivors of sexual assault when incidences are reported. Working along with the Laurier Brantford campus will be local community services such as the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant, Victim Services of Brant and the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Team Brantford General Site […]

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WRPS to invite community groups to task force

After an investigation by The Globe and Mail, it was found that approximately one in five reports of sexual assault are dismissed by police forces across Canada. The Waterloo Regional Police Services are taking action to review past sexual assault cases that were deemed unfounded. Police Chief Bryan Larkin announced earlier in February that the WRPS will be reviewing how […]

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