Maddy Cutts

Maddy Cutts

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Students’ Union Board of Directors discuss plans for O-Week

Students’ Union Board of Directors discuss plans for O-Week

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Board of Directors has begun preparing for the fast approaching beginning of fall semester. With training completed over the past weekend for the upcoming year’s cohort of O-Week ice breakers, attention at the July 9 Board of Directors meeting turned to the directors’ involvement with orientation activities. The primary opportunity for interaction is at […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
Photo courtesy of  Ama Sechere, Bell Media

Laurier alumna wins Masterchef Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, Mary Berg, was recently crowned the winner of the third season of CTV’s Masterchef Canada. Berg was one of 14 hopefuls chosen to compete on this past season of Masterchef Canada, where they were pitted against each other in weekly cooking competitions, with contestants systematically eliminated leading up to the finale on June 19. “It is […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, Local, News ·
Waterloo remembers Orlando at candlelight vigil

Waterloo remembers Orlando at candlelight vigil

Hundreds gathered late Thursday night for the Waterloo Region Candlelight Vigil for the Orlando Shootings, held in Waterloo Town Square. The event was a response to the mass shooting carried out early Sunday morning, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooting, carried out on the club’s Latin themed night, resulted in the death of 49 individuals, […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Fan Hsieh

Gender option on form made to be more inclusive

This coming fall will be the last cohort of high school students forced to define themselves using a binary gender system while applying for university within the province of Ontario. The fall 2017 Ontario University Application Centre form, through which students must submit applications to any of the province’s 20 institutions, will feature “another gender identity” as an option under […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·
Photo by Daniella Okezie

Staff begin moving into Lazaridis Hall

Faculty and staff have finally been given the go-ahead to begin moving into the new Lazaridis Hall building. Though this is not the first opening date planned for the building, this is the first instance where university staff and faculty have been told to begin packing up their belongings for the move. “We’re hearing that the faculty move should take […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·
New term for Graduate Students’ Association

New term for Graduate Students’ Association

The 2016-17 management team has been announced for the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association. Following the election of current president Samantha Deeming in February, vice-president positions were opened to candidates. The process included an online application, where candidates submitted a resume and cover letter, explaining their vision for the GSA in the upcoming year and culminated in an interview […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

Laurier integrates sustainable projects on campus

Wilfrid Laurier University unveiled a bike sharing station on its Waterloo campus on May 13, just one of numerous recent projects Laurier has recently launched in its bid to develop itself as an increasingly environmentally friendly institution. The station is part of the Community Access Bikeshare program, run by The Working Centre, and includes seven other stations throughout the uptown […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Jessica Dik

Supporting Laurier through donations

Posters sprung up around Wilfrid Laurier University filled with facts and anecdotes related to donating to the institution. Tag Day, where students can post pictures of themselves with the numerous tags posted around campus for a chance at winning prizes, is part of a yearly initiative to bring awareness to the Laurier community about the importance of philanthropic donations. Many […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus ·
Photo by Will Huang

Celebrating Chinese culture at Laurier

“We hope you see something you’ve never seen before, hear something you’ve never heard before, and taste something you’ve never tasted before” — these words, repeated by multiple speakers, came to represent the Chinese Culture Festival held at Wilfrid Laurier University on March 21. The event, sponsored by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Students’ Society and Laurier International’s […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus ·

Pay to learn, pay to test

How much does a class cost? We’re all familiar with the number that appears on our invoice every semester, but is that it? The majority of university classes will at the very least require students to purchase a textbook or course readings, but that’s not always the end of it. Tactile textbooks have long circulated around university campuses on a […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Opinion ·