Lindsay Purchase

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Andres Melendez (Photo by Ryan Hueglin).

WLUSU presidential hopeful submits resignation

Andres Melendez, one of the four candidates who submitted a nomination package for Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union presidential candidacy, officially dropped out of the race on Monday. While he informally resigned last week, he did not sign the form to officially resign his candidacy until this week, claiming that he was unaware of the process. Melendez said that he […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Graphic by Lena Yang.

Female ratio low in student elections at Laurier

This year’s  Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union elections has a noticeable lack of something: female representation. Out of the 15 candidates for the board of directors, only two are female and there is only one female candidate for senate among seven hopefuls. “It is kind of disheartening, though it not the biggest shock,” said Alicia Appleby, a candidate for senate. […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Local non-profit embraces bitcoin as currency

Local non-profit embraces bitcoin as currency

The idea of an unregulated, completely virtual currency took some time to work its way into public consciousness. And now, it’s in the Waterloo Region. Capacity Waterloo Region, a local not-for-profit organization, has begun accepting Bitcoins for donations. It is one of the first non-profits in the country to do so. “For us, it fits in perfectly because we want […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·

York University religion incident sparks national petition

The debate between gender equality and religious rights in Ontario sparked by an incident at York University is continuing to gain traction in the province. The controversy was created when the university decided to accommodate a male student’s request to not work with female students for a group project due to religious reasons. The professor for the class denied the […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · National ·
Andres Melendez (Photo by Ryan Hueglin).

Presidential candidate announces resignation

Andres Melendez, one of the four candidates who submitted a nomination package for Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union presidential candidacy, has officially dropped out of the race. While he informally resigned last week, he did not sign the form to officially resign his candidacy until yesterday, claiming that he was unaware of the process. Melendez said that he felt he […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·

DECA team brings home big wins at annual competition

Wilfrid Laurier University’s DECA U team made history twice at this year’s DECA U Provincials, winning the DECA U Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row and the Largest Chapter Award- which was the largest ever. The competition, which is part of a conference for DECA U members, took place Jan. 17-19 in Toronto. “We […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Students’ Union presidential candidates face off in debate

Students’ Union presidential candidates face off in debate

On Thursday evening, Wilfrid Laurier University students were given the opportunity to watch a live debate between the three presidential candidates running in this year’s Students’ Union elections. The debate was broadcasted by The Cord and took place at the university’s Waterloo campus. Over the course of an hour-and-a-half period, presidential hopefuls Sam Lambert, Chandler Jolliffe and Justin Tabakian engaged […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Candidates consider SBESS during election

Candidates consider SBESS during election

Following the announcement that the School of Business and Economics Students’ Society (SBESS) wished to secede from the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, the future of the relationship between the bodies has become a pertinent question for candidates vying for WLUSU president. Sam Lambert, a business student and one of the presidential candidates, has positioned in his campaign that he […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Elections see low Brantford representation

Elections see low Brantford representation

As of noon on Tuesday, there were officially two acclaimed Brantford candidates for the 2014-2015 board of directors. Applications had to be reopened on the Brantford campus as only one student had submitted their application package by the deadline on Jan. 21. “It would just be a problem because we’d have to acclaim all the Waterloo candidates and there wouldn’t […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
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Student senate candidate platforms

The Senate at Laurier deals with the academic operations of the university. Seven students sit on the senate with two-year terms.  Alicia Appleby This candidate did not submit a platform.         Frank Cirinna Since first year, I have taken on the charge of advocating for students and ensuring everything I can do in order to help them […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·