Shaun Fitl

Shaun Fitl

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Articles by Shaun Fitl

UW program aims for first-year integration

UW program aims for first-year integration

The transition from high school to university is not easy and orientation week isn’t always enough to help first-year students adjust. But the University of Waterloo has taken the next step and introduced a program called Dear First Year You, which shares upper-year students’ advice, as well as answers questions, providing transitional assistance to new students. Focusing on topics such […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Local, News ·
(Graphic by Stephanie Truong).

Impaired driving sees rise in 2011

For the fourth year in a row, the frequency of impaired driving incidences in Canada is on the rise. Numbers recently released by Statistics Canada show that 90,277 impaired driving incidents were re- ported in Canada in 2011, which is about 3,000 more than in 2010. These statistics include both drugs and alcohol when referring to impaired driving cases. The […]

by Shaun Fitl· · National, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Changes coming to GRT

The Region of Waterloo has recently released its 2013 budget, which includes several changes to the Grand River Transit (GRT) system. The transit service, which only last May increased the cash fare from $2.50 to $3.00, will be experiencing an additional seven per cent fare increase this year, effective July 2013. Ken Seiling, chair for the Region of Waterloo, noted […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Local, News ·
(Graphic by Adele Palmquist)

A Parisian wears Chanel

I gained a lot of things during my exchange in Paris, but three things stick out: weight — too many macaroons and baguettes; a new language — parlez-vous Anglais? — and most importantly, a new fashion sense. Living in Paris has taught me a lot about culture, art and history. Fashion here is not just a ‘hobby’, it’s a culture […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Life ·

Talking Mental Health: Setting Goals in 2013

New year, new term and new classes —this is the reality of beginning the winter semester at Laurier. Perhaps this is a time for reflection or there are things in your life that you’d like to change. Perhaps the ways you’ve been handling your academics, relationships, finances or health haven’t been working as well as they used to. In order […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Opinion ·

Zero Dark Thirty is an epic thrillride

With awards season in full swing and the Oscars right around the corner, every movie earning nominations and recognition is under the microscope now more than ever. In particular, the recently released Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow whom many remember for her wildly successful and similarly themed film The Hurt Locker. Though it has been well-received, the film does not come […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Arts ·

Apatow falls flat

The Apatow family will have a strange chronicle of their professional lives as Judd Apatow continues to include his wife, Leslie Mann, and two daughters in several of his feature films, including Knocked Up, Funny People, and the recently released This Is 40. The latter, also featuring Paul Rudd, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox and Jason Segel, is the sequel to […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Arts ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson)

A tea-licious alternative for energy

Everyone notices when someone is holding a cup of coffee from Starbucks. But the little tea bag labels that have been popping out of the travel mugs have become increasingly more noticeable. Tea culture has been evolving, creating a lifestyle culture that’s been increasing within the student body. “More and more people are realizing the expense and health concerns related […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Life ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Got Veg?

A new year has begun and this is the time when we might make a resolution or two. For many, one resolution is to eat healthier. It’s why more and more people are asking themselves: To be or not to be vegetarian? It can be a daunting choice but don’t despair. I’ve gathered some information that will assist you on […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Life ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

Water stations finally see repairs

The filtered water refill stations on campus were out of order from the end of September until the break between semesters, when they were said to have been repaired. The filtered water refill stations are a recent addition to the Wilfrid Laurier University campus with the intended purpose of reducing the waste of water bottles as well as providing the […]

by Shaun Fitl· · Campus, News ·