Sophia Cole

Sophia Cole

Articles by Sophia Cole

COVID-19 Updates as of March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily basis, sparking constant change across Canada and the Waterloo region as the community struggles to contain the virus and adapt to a new way of living. According to Public Health Canada, as of 11:30 a.m., March 31, there are 7695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, with 1966 of those […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
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COVID-19: A summary of major Canadian and local news

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, more extensive measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians and prevent further spread of the virus. In a public statement on March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government would be allocating $192 million in funding toward developing and mass producing a COVID-19 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, National, News ·
Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.  Those are words that I never imagined myself writing in any context other than a science fiction novel, yet here we are.  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, its presence within Canada is becoming more threateningly apparent. What seemed like somewhere else’s problem months ago is now […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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Local and nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak continue to grow as protective actions are extended across the country

The recent progression of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has impacted both Wilfrid Laurier University, and Canada as a whole, in a way that was unimaginable just one week ago. As of March 17, there are 180 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario alone, making it the province with the highest number of cases in Canada. There is a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, National, News ·
Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Wilfrid Laurier University’s most infamous holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, is on the horizon and both Laurier and the Waterloo community are preparing for the annual unsanctioned street party which takes place on Ezra Avenue. “Unsanctioned street gatherings are dangerous. Laurier continues to actively discourage them and to urge our students not to participate,” said Kevin Crowley, director, communications and public […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier celebrates ninth annual Indigenous Education Week

Mar. 2 marked the beginning of Wilfrid Laurier University’s ninth annual Indigenous Education Week, a time devoted to recognizing the many contributions that Indigenous people bring to education and sharing Indigenous knowledge. “I want people to know that it is a chance and an opportunity to engage in connections and relationships with the Indigenous community on campus,” said Melissa Ireland, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

Waterloo launching new campaign to warn against sex trafficking

It Happens Here, a new campaign surrounding the topic of human trafficking in the Waterloo region, is drawing attention to the disturbing reality that human trafficking isn’t quite as far from home as many people believe. The project aims to dispel the myth that human trafficking is something that only happens elsewhere and to provide the community with information and […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Stedman Prize awards $10,000 to young writers

The second-ever biennial Laurier Stedman Prize competition for young writers came to a conclusion on Friday, Feb. 7, awarding 10,000 dollars in prize money over the course of the evening. Six prizes were given throughout the night, a first place prize totaling at $3000, two second place prizes totaling at $2000 each and three third place prizes of $1000 each. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Wine and junk food pairings for Valentine’s day!

Wine: the best way to get drunk while also maintaining the illusion of class. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, most of us are looking for ways to make ourselves and/or your significant others feel special. But being on a student budget can really narrow down your options — most of us can’t afford to splurge on a fancy night […]

by Sophia Cole· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Cheerleading: competitive sport or not

When most people think of cheerleading, a certain image comes to mind. They think of skinny blonde girls, pom-poms and dancing on the sidelines at a football game. A cheerleader’s purpose is to amp up the crowd and motivate their team to win; they are the backbone of the teams they cheer on, holding them up when they are slipping, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Features ·