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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Pride flags vandalized at local elementary school

On Thursday morning, Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that pride flags were vandalized at two local school settings. Cherri Greene, WRPS spokesperson, said acts of vandalism and graffiti were reported at Sandhills Public School and the Waterloo Region District School Board’s main office. According to The Record, Greene could not comment on the content of the graffiti at the time, […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Graduate recognized after triumphant 10-year journey

Wilfrid Laurier University’s convocation ceremonies took place from June 12 to 16 on the Waterloo campus, and while the university honoured the many active members of their community, one graduate in particular was recognized for her courageous 10-year journey to earn her bachelor’s degree. Nairn Carter, a 27-year-old Laurier science student, and now graduate, is also a pediatric brain tumour […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
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UPDATE: Man wanted for Kitchener stabbing resurfaces on social media

Since the beginning of May, Waterloo Regional Police have been looking for accused killer Ager Mohsin Hasan, who is currently facing a second-degree murder charge for the death of 22 year-old Melinda Vasilije. On April 28, Vasilije was found in her Kitchener apartment with multiple stab wounds. According to the WRPS, Hasan fled to the United States after the incident. […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, National, News ·
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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 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
Laurier recognizes 100,000th graduate, 5,000th Brantford graduate

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 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, News ·