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How to respond if a loved one discloses to you they’ve been sexually assaulted

How to respond if a loved one discloses to you they’ve been sexually assaulted

Picture someone you love. It could be anyone — a friend, a family member, a co-worker. Now picture that person telling you that they’ve been sexually assaulted. How would you react? You may think you have a very clear picture in your head of how you would react to a loved one disclosing to you that they’ve experienced sexual violence, […]

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The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The dire state of the bee population and why it matters

The world is ending. Fish are being overfished; the polar ice caps are melting; bees are dying; and it’s all our fault. But what can we really do about this besides raise awareness? “Pollinator habitat is one of the most important things out there right now,” said Glen Ackroyd, owner of Acroyd Honey, a local commercial beekeeper. “Not only in […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · 0 comments · Features ·
Graphic by Will Huang

A guide to signing leases and avoiding housing hiccups

After meticulous research, investigations into unfortunate living experiences and personally managing to move into a new living situation every year of my four-year university-career, I have finally cracked the code. Listen up folks. Before you are the four rules of signing leases that will hopefully avoid epic screw-overs, financial detriment and shitty situations. Why? Because the best way to fix […]

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The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often associated with organization and cleanliness. We often see fictional characters with cutesy, obsessive habits and their OCD can be magically cured when they fall in love. The idealized version of the mental illness is far from the reality. “When you hear that someone has OCD, it’s like, “oh they clean all the time!” Well, no, […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 1 comment · Features ·
Investigating the threat of Fentanyls

Investigating the threat of Fentanyls

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is 50 to 100 times  more powerful than morphine. Like many opioids, the drug, with many variations of potency, has reached far beyond the boundaries of medical prescriptions. Unfortunately for students and the Kitchener-Waterloo community, these boundaries are unknown — potentially leading to a spike in overdose deaths and seizures throughout the […]

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Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

The thought of running for Students’ Union President came up in first year, actually, when I was a part of a campaign team. In the past four years…

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Best of Laurier 2016

Best of Laurier 2016

We asked the questions, 94 students responded and this is what they had to say.

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Virtual Reality: Advancing our Field of Vision

Virtual Reality: Advancing our Field of Vision

“People call virtual reality an empathy machine,” said Bernie Roehl, lab instructor and software specialist at University of Waterloo. The two of us sat down at a William’s café and dove into the possibilities of the emerging virtual revolution. Virtual reality is opening up countless possibilities and with its rapid growth, I found myself hungry to know how far this […]

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Delving into Waterloo’s housing crisis

Delving into Waterloo’s housing crisis

There’s a new trend in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and no, it doesn’t involve fashion, food or phone apps. Rather, it’s undeveloped student apartments. Over the past two years, four condominium buildings have failed to be completed on time for the beginning of the fall term. The first building was 1 Columbia in 2014. The second was the Sage 2 condo […]

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Surviving the Holocaust: Paula Goldhar’s Story

“I would like to thank everyone for coming,” Paula Goldhar said after the microphone’s technical difficulties were sorted out. The presentation was held last Wednesday in a University of Waterloo Mathematics Auditorium, hosted by Hillel Waterloo, for Holocaust Education Week. Paula sat between her two grandchildren, Dayna and Eli Goldhar, in between two projector screens at the front. “I am […]

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