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Laurier student launches PPE company to protect Canadians

Laurier student launches PPE company to protect Canadians

In early June, a first-year student in Wilfrid Laurier University’s business program tackles the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by starting his own company, PPEOnDemand.ca. Nineteen-year-old Cole Starkman knew he wanted to start a business, so with the help of his education and his drive to contribute to the economic community, Cole is helping PPE be accessible and readily […]

by Marina Black· · Campus, Local, News ·
To mask or unmask: mandatory face-covering bylaws spark unrest

To mask or unmask: mandatory face-covering bylaws spark unrest

On July 13, Waterloo Region municipality made face coverings mandatory to any individual travelling on public transit or entering enclosed spaces such as retail stores, grocery stores, and indoors restaurants.  This face-covering bylaw has been spreading throughout the province and making its way to each municipality, leaving mixed feelings amongst residents. These varying emotions are not unique to this bylaw […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
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Behind the scenes, Musk and Grimes welcome their baby boy. In the spotlight, Musk refuses to be controlled

Over the long weekend, Elon Musk tweeted, “Take the red pill,” referencing the notable film The Matrix, to which Ivanka Trump replied, “Taken!” This use of the film’s symbolism has since spread across the internet as a contentious political metaphor. For those who haven’t seen the film or are unfamiliar with this scene, the red pill versus blue pill scenario […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
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While Laurier and other universities have finished their winter semester, elementary and high schools are still ‘in session’

From grocery shopping to entertainment, everyone is faced with the opportunity of adaptation; and thanks to recent innovations, we are adapting to virtual methods of communicating. As students, our lives are largely affected by the changes made to study at a post-secondary institution. While their spring semester is virtually underway, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that the majority of classes […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·