Lindsay Purchase

Lindsay Purchase

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This is your exam on drugs

This is your exam on drugs

Drinking excessive amounts of coffee or Red Bull. Splashing your face with cold water. Taking a power nap. Students pulling an all-nighter under the pressure of a deadline are well-versed in the techniques to rob your body of sleep. But along with the conventional methods, some are turning to a new stimulant, one which some argue gives them an unparalleled […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Features ·
Kathleen Wynne was in Kitchener-Waterloo Tuesday

Premier announces GO Train service increase

The Ontario Liberal government is set to increase GO Train transit between Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area—provided, that is, that the province is able to get its budget past the legislature this spring. Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Waterloo on Tuesday to announce the plan to bring “full-day, two-way” GO Train service between the areas. This would involve […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair visited a Kitchener home Tuesday morning. (Photo by Lindsay Purchase)

Mulcair visits local resident’s home

Federal NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, stopped by a Kitchener home on Tuesday morning to discuss the NDP affordability plan with area locals. The visit was part of a series of kitchen table talks nationwide that Mulcair is engaging in on his National Affordability tour, which started in January. The plan aims to reduce the pressures of household debt by capping […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
The Canadian government announced that it will be imposing sanctions on some Ukranian officials. (Photo by Will Huang)

UW prof reflects on conflict in Ukraine

Heated protests, chaos in Kyiv, the fall of one government and the rapid emergence of another—these are the images presented to the world of Ukraine today. But for John Jaworsky, a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, the conflict hits closer to home. An avid member of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Ukranian community, Jaworksy offered up his professional opinion and […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·

Lambert selects executive team members

Sam Deeming VP: finance and administration       Rick Camman VP: university affairs         Tom Ebeyer VP: clubs and associations           Heather Gaffney VP: programming and services, Waterloo         Darcee Carnes VP: programming and services, Brantford         Matt McLean VP: chair of the board and chief […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Foot Patrol is located in the FNCC. (Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Admin address recent Foot Patrol allegations

A ‘Dear Life’ submitted and published in The Cord two weeks ago about an alleged “assailant” on Foot Patrol has raised plenty of discussion—but led to no answers—for Wilfrid Laurier University’s student services. The ‘Dear Life,’ which was submitted anonymously in the Feb. 12 issue, read, “My assailant is on foot patrol. Well there goes feeling safe on this campus.” […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Last year's Ezra St. Paddy's Day festivities brought out more than 7,000 people (Photo by Shelby Blackley)

New St. Paddy’s event to be hosted on Seagram Drive

For the past few years, St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra Street has been a popular celebration for university students in Waterloo. But after a gathering of over 7,000 people last year—exceeding the street’s limit of 2,100—officials have been thinking of ways to spread out the crowd to deal with safety concerns. After a series of conversations between Wilfrid Laurier University […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
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University press co-op in financial crisis

The future of the Canadian University Press (CUP), a national co-operative of student newspapers, is in jeopardy. The organization needs to raise $50,000 in order to remain in operation beyond the end of its financial year, ending in April. The president of the 76-year-old organization, Erin Hudson, sent out an email to members last week informing them that its 12 […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · National ·
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Laurier in brief: Feb. 12

Brantford YMCA construction update Construction will begin in Brantford on a new athletics and recreation facility this summer. The Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic and Recreation Centre—supported by a $3.6 million contribution from Laurier Brantford undergraduate students and $40 million from various levels of government—will serve students, in addition to the surrounding Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations communities. The total […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·

Ontario jobs see slow increase

Figures reported by the Ontario government are showing an increase of 6,000 net jobs in the province for the first month of 2014. Drawing on data from Statistics Canada, the ministry of economic development, trade and employment released that employment in Ontario is 2.6 per cent higher than the pre-recession peak, which saw a labour force of 6,708,600 people in […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Archive ·