Victoria Marshall

Victoria Marshall

Victoria is in her third year of Communications and North American Studies at WLU. When she isn’t relentlessly checking everyone’s spelling and grammar, she enjoys going to concerts, re-watching Forensic Files and stress baking for her friends.

Articles by Victoria Marshall

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Arkells give away free merch in support of local news

The legendary Canadian band Arkells has come back in recent weeks to promote their newest single “Years In The Making.” In a press release from Feb. 25, frontman Max Kerman described the song as an “A+ banger,” and that it certainly is. The band broke their silence following the winding down of the tour for their 2018 album Rally Cry. […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Arts and Life ·
Editorial: It’s okay to love your friends

Editorial: It’s okay to love your friends

At this time of year, it seems as though everyone is fixated on finding somebody to love. The world around us makes us feel as though finding your ‘person’ is a necessary thing — or at least that’s what I thought, anyway. Lately, I’ve realized that I have plenty of people around me to love. Something even better is that […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Tolerating mixed signals does you no favours

In any respect, feelings are complicated. And they can become even more so when you’re in a situation with someone – not a committed relationship – that allows for things to get a little twisted. And with these tricky scenarios come the possibility of being stringed along. This isn’t just a problem for ladies, I’m sure – but I’ve definitely […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

When it comes to summer jobs, connections aren’t everything

It’s February. For some of us, the hunt for a summer job is well underway. For others, like myself, it has just begun. Securing solid summer employment is difficult for most students, unless you’re one of the lucky few who have a connection that can get you a job without the stress of multiple interviews and months-long application processes. Thankfully, […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Photo by Darien Funk

New year, new situation? Laurier and UW hope to give student housing a new face in 2020

Students in the Waterloo Region have known for some time that housing across the city is growing to be increasingly unattainable for students and lucrative for corporations. After this fall’s Accomod8u scandal and a number of online exposées against popular student rental company KW4Rent, student housing in Waterloo became a hot button issue yet again. Both companies came under fire […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
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Here’s why the “Quebec values test” won’t work

Quebec is the Canadian province that would be most likely to make “I’m not like most girls” their Instagram bio. It’s always been a little different, and has been recognized as such – but in the last few years, the province has taken a sharp turn towards increasingly tight secularist laws. So you can get some background information, here are […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Founder of Canada’s first Indigenous-owned cosmetics company shares success at open house

It’s open house season – and to mark it, Laurier ran a multitude of campus-related events this past weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Indigenous Student Centre welcomed Jenn Harper, CEO and founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to speak to current and prospective Indigenous students about entrepreneurship. The event, hosted in The Turret, began at 3 p.m. with light […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Jaime Mere

All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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The death of fast fashion

Last week, fast fashion giant Forever 21 announced that it would begin closing all of its Canadian locations effective immediately. 44 locations in all will be closing their doors as a result of the company’s bankruptcy, and thank goodness for that. Although hundreds (if not thousands) of jobs will be lost, as our society moves towards becoming more environmentally conscious, […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·