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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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 ·
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Are Ezra ‘darties’ overrated?

With homecoming just around the corner, Laurier students are getting emails and seeing posters reminding us to be respectful during “unsanctioned street gatherings,” better known to our first years as mattress and couch sacrificing ceremonies.  Based on last year’s St. Paddy’s bringing out crowds of 30, 000 people, combined with the media response to Ezra’s Labour Day shenanigans, it would […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Have a student housing concern? You have options!

In the last few weeks, student housing activists from the two Waterloo universities and beyond have rocked the boat with their calls for change in the housing and apartment market. Monday Sept. 23 saw the first of many demonstrations in the fight for fair housing, but the hustle and bustle around the Accommod8u scandal and KW4Rent allegations have left students […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
Taking a chance on student housing in Waterloo Region

Taking a chance on student housing in Waterloo Region

 It’s no secret that the student housing market in Waterloo has reached the point of crisis. To those who are currently renting, this is nothing new. In recent days, however, the “Fuccommod8u” scandal has done more than rock the boat. A recent data breach released over 6000 alleged maintenance complaints from within student property management company Accommod8u has capsized […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Features ·

Editorial: Voting informed as a post secondary student

Although the date of the upcoming federal election has been looming for some time, the dissolving of Parliament on Sept. 11 served as a reminder to Canadians that Oct. 21 is approaching very quickly. For most of us currently enrolled in university, this federal election will be the first in which we get to cast a vote. Voting at any […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Uncategorized ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

GRT bus route changes affecting how students travel

Students have returned to Waterloo region for the upcoming school year, causing increased use of Grand River Transit services throughout Kitchener-Waterloo. Despite the recent implementation of the LRT many users of the GRT’s other services are unaware of the changes this caused to bus routes. 32 transit routes and programs were modified as a result of these changes, many of […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Local, News ·
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Oh my God, they were roommates!

For most first years, moving away from home means moving into a new place with new people. Depending on the type of residence you’re placed in, you might have a no roommates. You might have four. Regardless of how many strangers you’ll be sharing your space with, how you get along with people can be the biggest driving force behind […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·