Kaitlyn Severin

Kaitlyn Severin

After four very long years at The Cord, Kaitlyn has returned once again for a stint as summer reporter. 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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Paul Heyer receives the Walter J. Ong Award from the Media Ecology Association

Paul Heyer, a long-running educator and researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Media Ecology Association’s (MEA) Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship. The award was presented to Heyer at the 18th annual convention of the MEA, held from June 22 to 25 in San Francisco. The MEA, created in […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

The Graduate Student Association plans for graduate student O-week

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Graduate Student Association is kicking off their annual ‘Graduate Student Orientation,’ which is set to begin on Sept. 6. This year, graduate students can look forward to a day of sessions, activities and a keynote presentation from social media celebrity, Lego Grad Student (LGS). Natalie Gleba, the GSA’s vice president: student experience, said they are expecting approximately […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

Abortion pill freely available with prescription in Ontario

Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination also known as RU-486 or as the “abortion pill”, will be available in the Waterloo Region starting today, Aug. 10. The medication was first approved by Health Canada back in 2015, but become available in the country this past January. On Aug. 3, the province of Ontario announced that Mifegymiso will be freely available with a […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Kurtis Rideout

Streetscape project leaves sections of Erb and King closed

Beginning On Monday July 24, stage two of the King Street streetscape project closed sections of Erb Street and King Street in Waterloo. The closure will take place for approximately 10 weeks, as reported by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. King Street has set to close from Erb Street to the LRT tracks, as well as Erb Street from Albert Street back to […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
Heather Davidson, File Photo

Local police issue reminder after increase in robberies

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) has put out a reminder for anyone walking at night in the region to take proper safety precautions, as there has been an increase of person-on-person robberies in the area. On the nights of July 8 and July 9, two robberies took place on Albert Street and Young Street. In July 9 robbery, WRPS reported […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

MacLatchy eases into role of president and vice-chancellor

Wilfrid Laurier University’s new president and vice-chancellor Deborah MacLatchy officially took over the role from former president, Max Blouw, on July 1. Since 2009, MacLatchy served as Laurier’s provost and vice-president: academic, and was appointed as president and vice-chancellor of the university on Jan. 11. Before taking over the role, MacLatchy and Blouw worked closely together until his last day […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
Heather Davidson, File Photo

UPDATE: Man accused in fatal Kitchener stabbing captured in Texas

Ager Mohsin Hasan, a 24-year-old Hamilton resident who is charged with the second-degree murder of Kitchener resident Melinda Vasilije, was arrested in Texas on Tuesday. In May, a user on the website Reddit claiming to be Hasan authored a post implicating himself in the fatal stabbing of Vasilije, claiming that the act was in self-defence. The post was later removed […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, National, News ·
Photo by Alex Trkulja

Woman struck and killed by GO Train in Kitchener

A woman was struck and killed by a GO Train on Monday night at 8 p.m. in the area of Lancaster and Victoria streets in Kitchener. The Waterloo Regional Police Services reiterated that the woman’s death was not suspicious. As reported by 570 News, the GO Train was headed into Kitchener from Union Station in Toronto. Passengers were then forced […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
Photo by Will Huang

Laurier launches programs in public safety

Wilfrid Laurier University is officially offering their students new programs in public safety, including a master’s degree program and five graduate diploma programs. The programs are offered at Laurier’s Brantford campus by the faculty of human and social sciences. The programs aim to provide working professionals with the skills and education they need to further continue their progress in their […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·
Courtesy of Mick Oakley – Corus Radio Kitchener

Giant Canadian flag vandalized at Themuseum in Kitchener

A giant Canadian flag located the building of Themuseum, located in downtown Kitchener, was vandalized on Canada Day after an unknown individual climbed on top of the building and poured black paint or ink over the face of the flag. According to David Marskell, the CEO of Themuseum, black paint or ink was dropped over the flag with the banner […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·