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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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

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Laurier recognizes 100,000th graduate, 5,000th Brantford graduate

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be holding their convocation ceremonies for graduates starting on Monday, June 12. Taking place from June 12 to 16, 11 ceremonies will be held on the Laurier Waterloo campus. Since May 31, approximately 2,865 students met all program requirements and are now qualified to graduate. The university announced that they expect to confer 247 […]

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Noise complaints flood in as Ever After draws to a close

The Ever After Music Festival, which draws in crowds of thousands every year to Bingemans, also drew in hundreds of noise complaints from city residents, as reported by The Record. Kitchener residents filed 97 noise complaints on Sunday evening, the final day of the festival. June 2, the first day of the festival, police only received 17 complaints through phone […]

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BREAKING: Class action lawsuit filed against WRPS

Two former female constables have filed a class action lawsuit against the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) for systemic and institutional gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual harassment and sexual assault, as reported by 570 News earlier this morning. The former constables, Angelina Rivers and Sharon Zehr, reported that they were subjected to routine harassment and abuse from fellow male superiors […]

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Laurier science professor receives international teaching and mentoring award

A Wilfrid Laurier University assistant professor has just been selected as the first recipient of the Gail Jenkins Teaching and Mentoring Award by the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS). Richelle Monaghan, an assistant professor in health studies and biology at the Laurier Brantford campus, as well as the head of science programming in Laurier’s public health program, is being […]

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Kitchener apartment prices on the rise

According to a new report from PadMapper, rental prices in Kitchener are climbing faster 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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