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Made in Romania

For centuries, Romania was home to a collection of self-sufficient and successful rural communities. The country was a picturesque homestead akin to the likes of any agricultural powerhouse: adorned with rolling hills and great plains, home to vast tracks of fertile countryside and traversed by plentiful waterways. At one time, Romania was recognized as the breadbasket of Europe. The once […]

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The lifestyle of leaders

A student’s abrupt transition into the chaos of residence has the ability to shock, frustrate and upset even the most adaptable individual. But one upper-year Laurier student is supposed to have the comprehensive skill set to help all first-years adapt to new homes in residence – their don. Dons work around the clock in an attempt to ease first-year concerns, […]

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Talking grades with WLU profs

1 Do the readings and do them at the right time. This may seem like common sense, I know. But according to English professor Michele Kramer and professor emeritus of psychology Don Morgenson, it’s not just doing the readings that gets you that elusive A; when you do your readings will really make that difference in your marks this term. […]

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Smuggling to survive

Victoria Isadrru, now a middle-aged woman with five children, was born in the “Pearl of Africa:” Arua District, Uganda. Vicky witnessed Uganda’s most recent war firsthand as a teenager and barely lived through it. She reflects, “When they came, they were killing everything that was alive.” She traveled between Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) […]

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Travel advisory

Examining how many students abroad are underprepared for the hardships of overseas volunteering and how Laurier’s global studies department is working to change this hazardous trend For many, volunteering overseas provides the perfect mixture of travel, adventure and self-sacrifice. But traveling as a volunteer abroad is full of unforeseen hurdles and obstacles. Many university students have realized too late that […]

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The evolution of Laurier O-Week

There are considerable differences in the Orientation Week experience as you journey through your years at Laurier. O-Week tends to be one of the best times of the year, regardless of what year you’re about to embark on. When else is everyone free to indulge in life’s simpler pleasures (like keg stands and body paint)? More importantly, when else can […]

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A giant’s wasteland

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA – Two decades ago, the elephant was the poster child for conservationists worldwide when the ban on ivory was initiated in 1989. Today, the African elephant is again at the centre of another heated conservation battle that surrounds the culling of the world’s largest land mammal. The culling of elephants means the highly supervised killing of entire […]

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Words of advice

Your first year at Laurier has the potential to be the first in the best four (or five) years of your life. This collection of thoughts and advice from some of Laurier’s most seasoned veterans is a good jump-off point; but in the end, first year is defined by what you learn – not just inside Laurier’s lecture halls. Get […]

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