Sophia Cole

Sophia Cole

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City of Waterloo changes development fees in hopes to diversify housing market

The City of Waterloo is hoping to diversify the housing market in the city with a recent change to building development fees. While previous development charges for two and three-bedroom units had been more expensive that development of single bedroom units, the city has decided to equalize the costs of building units with anything from one to three bedrooms as […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo tech team named one of ten finalist in fight against fake news

On Jan. 10, local Waterloo team, the Traveling Wilburys, was announced as one of the finalists in the first phase of a competition in effort to combat fake news using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Out of the 150 teams across the country who entered the competition, the Traveling Wilburys are one of only ten teams who will be moving forward. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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The Drink in uptown Waterloo makes headlines for sign displayed at the bar

The Drink Uptown, a popular nightclub in Uptown Waterloo, has recently come into the public eye and faced scrutiny due to a video posted on social media of a sign with concerning content displayed at the establishment. The video, which was posted to Facebook on Dec. 29 by Spencer Harrison, showed a group of people laughing at the signs content. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Editorial: Think before you buy

Editorial: Think before you buy

In a capitalist culture, our economy succeeds based on supply and demand. In order for it to thrive, stores need to sell and people need to purchase. In North America, we are incredibly lucky to live with the privilege of nearly instantaneous accessibility to all the things we need and want. Need groceries but don’t feel like taking a trip […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jaime Mere

Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Student associations come together to support the Movember movement

Over the course of November, the “Movember” spirit has been strong on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.  A global movement devoted to raising awareness and funding for Men’s testicular and prostate cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention, Movember lasts the duration of the month of November and encourages men to grow out their facial hair to draw awareness […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Hot Takes: Is the Toronto Christmas market worth the hype?

Sophia Cole: Yes, it’s worth it The Toronto Christmas Market is a staple trip for any holiday enthusiast. Not only is it full of amazing treats, cute gifts and Instagram-worthy views, but it is an embodiment of holiday spirit at its finest. The Toronto Christmas Market brings together everything we love about the holidays in one place to create the ultimate […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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Transgender Awareness Week honoured by Laurier’s Rainbow Centre

The second week of November marks this year’s annual Transgender Awareness Week, with Nov. 20 being Transgender Day of Remembrance for those who have been victimized and lost due to acts of transphobic violence. On Nov. 20, Laurier’s Rainbow Centre will be boothing in the concourse in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event will be in collaboration […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo hosts information session on student tenancy rights

On Nov. 12 the University of Waterloo hosted a student tenancy rights information night with the goal of equipping students with the tools they need to navigate the often treacherous student housing market. The event was open to students of all institutions and was held in the Engineering 7 building on the University of Waterloo campus from 6 to 8 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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New Kitchener bylaw allows for addition of tiny houses and granny flats

On Oct. 28 the Kitchener city councillors ruled to approve a new residential bylaw that will allow up to three residential units on a property. The bylaw will permit adding units like tiny houses, granny flats and above-garage apartments to a property. “We have been working on updating our zoning bylaw for over five years, so this has been a […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·