Articles by: Shyenne MacDonald

Accepting and living with an eating disorder

Accepting and living with an eating disorder

No one will love you if you don’t love yourself. These are the words that loop in my head as I stand in my kitchen. The words aren’t a reminder for me to celebrate myself, it just tells me that no one can love me. I’ve eaten once over the span of two days and the thought of eating churns […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
New science course offered at Laurier

New science course offered at Laurier

A new course is being offered this summer at Wilfrid Laurier University. The course, named physics for medicine and biology, will be held by the department of physics and computer science and will be taught by Ioannis Haranas, adjunct assistant professor. This is the first time the course is being offered and will act as a test-run for a permanent […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

E(RACE)r work reviewed after a year of action

“Until the philosophy that holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war.” These are the words that framed the e(RACE)r summit on race and racism on Canadian university campuses post-summit report. Above, Laura Mae Lindo, director of the Diversity and Equity Office, quoted the words of civil rights activist Bob Marley […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Female award empowers international community

On March 8, the Women’s Executive Network announced nominations for Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. The award will recognize women in leadership roles in Canada. The Women’s Executive Network hopes to inspire current and future generations of women and men. The Top 100 Awards, which will be open to nominations until May 19, is presented to women in […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · News ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

Feminist poetry slam emphasizes the importance of an inclusive agenda

“Understand that the poets are giving all that they’ve got. There’s going to be blood, but that’s okay,” Samantha Estoesta, University of Waterloo alumna and former executive director of LSPRIG, said on March 6 during a poetry slam at the University of Waterloo’s pub, The Bombshelter. “Spoken word, as a medium, is meant to be very community orientated. It’s very […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Shyenne MacDonald

Province to assist those with low income in region

As part of a new movement towards financial literacy in the province, Ontario has increased funding to support free tax clinics and financial coaching which is also meant to assist those in Ontario surviving on low income. At an event on March 7, Minister of the Community and Social Services, Helena Jaczek, and MPP Kitchener-Centre, Daiene Vernile, along with others, […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Local, News ·
Graphic by Meaghan Ince

Bursary fund aids students in times of crises

There are numerous bursaries and funds available to students studying at Wilfrid Laurier University, one of the bigger ones being the Student Emergency Bursary Fund, which, as its name suggests, aids students in times of crises. “The Student Emergency Bursary Fund is a fund that exists and is used at the discretion of the dean of students, who is Leanne […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

‘Fight for $15 and Fairness’ advocates for change in WLU

On Feb. 14, in the Wilfrid Laurier University concourse, a campaign called $15 and Fairness had a booth promoting awareness for their cause, as well as to hand out some Valentine’s Day candy. The campaign’s goal is to raise minimum wage to fifteen dollars and provide fairness and stability within the workplace. “This is about the community and the groups […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · News ·
File Photo by Moyo Arewa

Hall of Nations opens at Laurier Brantford

On Feb. 15, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus will be celebrating diversity with the grand opening of a Hall of Nations, which will be located on the Davis Fuels Walkway. “For the most part, it’s been an empty hallway with a vending machine and some tables that people could use as a quiet study space,” said Nick DeSumma, chair of […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Photo by Alex Trkulja

A new strain of gonorrhoea is sticking around: how to stay safe and aware

What is typically undetectable, extremely preventable and on the rise? Gonorrhea — and like chlamydia, it’s hard to spell but easy to catch. For those who slept through sex-ed in high school, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that you can get through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Recently, Public Health Ontario has noted a rise in sexually transmitted diseases and […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·