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Are you happy with the term holiday? Another look at word choices this winter

“I hate when they say that. Just say Merry fucking Christmas.” I remember this man from my hostessing job when I was in grade 12. This time of year, I always wished my customers Happy Holidays as they left for the night.  This man didn’t seem to like that very much, and made that loudly clear to the woman he […]

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Finding your festive flare at holiday markets

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Finding funds for your future: Hints and tips for looking past undergrad

I think I speak for a lot of us considering post-graduate education when I say one of the scariest parts is the cost. After building up debt — and maybe some bad spending habits — throughout our undergraduate degrees, the price tag attached to further education, be it through university or college, is not a small one. Like everything else […]

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Waterloo Region’s municipal election candidates

Features Editor, Madeline McInnis, talks to all of the candidates for Laurier’s ward and for Waterloo’s mayor this election season. Answers have been printed verbatim from interviews with the candidates but have been cut off at approximately 100 words per answer. Are you for or against expanding the ION? Why or why not? How can you ensure student retention in […]

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Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

Putting a face to the homeless in Waterloo Region

I have lived in downtown Kitchener (DTK) for roughly 14 years of my life, residing steps away from central DTK spots like Victoria Park, Charles Street Terminal and City Hall. I’m also located near the less acknowledged, yet imperative, markers of social assistance that provide our city with places of refuge and much needed support for those in need. I’m […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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A decade of change in uptown Waterloo

Editor-in-Chief, Safina Husein, discusses the transformation of Waterloo’s core before, during and after construction Change — the one word that comes to my mind when I think back to uptown Waterloo a decade ago. Ten years ago, uptown Waterloo was a local-oriented location. The core held a certain small-town charm. Janice Welch, owner of Just For You Fine Lingerie, described […]

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When does giving an apple turn into getting coffee?

Features Editor, Madeline McInnis, examines the relationship rules and essential etiquette for professor/student relationships  Starting high school, my biggest fear was losing my footing and falling down the forum stairs in the main hall. Starting university, my biggest fear was, well, falling into a sea of students and never really finding my footing at all. I was friends with some […]

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Suck it Up: Laurier’s Sustainable take on straws and plastics

“I’m sure you’ve seen the video of the sea turtle that gets a straw stuck in its nose and it’s just so sad.” Jenna Steadman, a recent Laurier graduate who convocated in June, explained to me her reasoning for cutting plastic straws out of her life. Like most of us who have ditched the old devices, her reasoning for the […]

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