Karlis Wilde

Karlis Wilde

Articles by Karlis Wilde

NEWSFLASH: Biodiversity in university makes students thirsty

NEWSFLASH: Biodiversity in university makes students thirsty

In 2007, Kate Middleton and Prince William ended their relationship after nearly four years in the spotlight. The BBC reported on this end of an era, claiming that the breakup was due to the grounding and locale of their relationship. William and Kate were university sweethearts. As per the article’s author, university relationships are often crushed when the members leave […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
A walk down Ezra: The history of Laurier’s most resilient party

A walk down Ezra: The history of Laurier’s most resilient party

“There will be no big street party this year, next year, or any other year, because it will be broken up…” Tricia Siemens, Waterloo councillor, in an interview with The Record, April 19, 1995. In The Cord’s 1995 coverage of the Ezra Street party, Amanda Dowling wrote about “the largest, wildest version of the annual Ezra Street Party.” The event […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
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Cooking for one can still be fun

Student life is busy, and constantly filled to the brim with more and more assignments than most find they can keep up with. That’s why — as far as I can tell — most folks choose not to cook a great deal. They’ll order in, or they’ll throw a bit of frozen food in the oven. But everyone has their […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Library of Things promotes community sharing

On Saturday Feb. 24, the KW Library of Things opened its doors to the public for the first time. Partnered with Extend-a-Family in the Waterloo Region, the library operates out of a small space in Kitchener. For a $40 annual fee, individuals within the community are given a membership to the program, which will then allow them to borrow important […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Local, News ·
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Breaking down this year’s Oscar predictions

On Sunday, March 4th, televisions across the continent will be graced with the brilliant beard of Jimmy Kimmel as we settle in and watch inconclusive history be made with the 90th Academy Awards. Let’s not kid ourselves; the Oscars are dumb. History has proven that they always get it wrong. In 1994, Forrest Gump somehow beat out the immaculate Shawshank […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Opinion ·
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A look at textbook costs in the era of #textbookbroke

The cost of textbooks has been a topic of discussion and debate more or less since they were first invented, but the conversation has taken a significant turn lately as the #textbookbroke hashtag began trending earlier this year. The textbook industry is a strange one, without many direct comparisons. It is synergistically powered by the education industry to a point […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
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Me, Myself and I Do: taking a look at sologamy, the unusual phenomenon of people marrying themselves

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” It’s unusual how much the modern world looks to Jane Austen. Whether or not you’ve studied English at any level, it’s likely that you’ve heard or read these words — the opening line to Pride & Prejudice […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
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Jasmine Raines continues her great season at the OUA championships

Following a series of enormously competitive races, as well as some adequate results across the board, Golden Hawk Jasmine Raines made a number of impressive splashes at this weekend’s OUA Swimming Championships, held at Western University. The event, as has been the case for the past 15 years for men and five years for women, was dominated by University of […]

by Karlis Wilde· · More Sports, Sports ·
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Sustaining Indigenous groups despite environmental change

Forest fires and receding water levels are just a couple of the obvious ways in which climate change is having direct, adverse affect on the land and thereby on the Indigenous people inhabiting Kakisa, a small community in the Northwest Territory with a population of 45 people. This is the inspiration behind the Ka’a’gee Tu Atlas, a project between the […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
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Presidential: a retrospective of the last ten years of Students’ Union presidents

2008 – 2009 Colin Le Fevre Following a messy voting period — one of the presidential candidates was disqualified from the race on the day of the election — Le Fevre ultimately won a vote that only 11.01 per cent of the student body participated in. His term was marked by several features, including the need to deal with a […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·