Features

Profiling the president

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union president and CEO may be a symbol of representation at the school, but he or she follows strict guidelines that govern whether the platforms they ran on to be elected can actually be accomplished. “The president is the head of the entire corporation, so they technically have the ability to change whatever they want,” said […]

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Do your self a favour: Get some shut eye

It’s only the first week of February, so chances are you haven’t had to pull any all-nighters yet this semester, but give it another week or so and I’m sure your sleep schedule will be even more out of whack than it already is. With midterms approaching and essay season not far behind, sleep is about to get moved to […]

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Can men and women be just friends?

So why does this question spark such heated conversation? Regardless of whether you say yay or nay rest assured that someone within shouting distance feels the complete opposite. The fact is everyone has had different experiences when it comes to close friends of the opposite sex, but some things remain constant. For many of us, it is perfectly natural to […]

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New media, blogging and podcasts

Chances are if you spend anytime online you read weblogs. If you don’t, you surely know someone who reads them. You might even know someone who has one. If you don’t, congratulations. You are impervious to new media and obviously possess some form of magical powers. Popular sites such as blogger.com, wordpress.com and livejournal.com have made online publication an accessible […]

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A global view

Education has the power to liberate, empower and mobilize. With our ever-changing world and the increase in globalization, issues pertaining to any region of the world are closer to our doorstep than ever before, which is why it is important to observe international events with a watchful eye. The following are ongoing world events that few know about, despite their […]

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‘There is no such thing as a stupid question’

It is only natural to seek out acceptance from others. Universities are well known as havens for difference and diversity. As centres for progressive thinking, inclusive attitudes and open-mindedness, they often attract a broad spectrum of individuals. Here at Laurier, consistent efforts are made to ensure that as many people as possible feel as though they belong and are fundamental […]

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Emotional abuse

Slideshow created by Alanna Wallace. Photos by Nick Lachance and Yusuf Kidwai

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‘I am trapped here’

Women everywhere show the marks of abuse, though not all their scars are visible. Violence takes many forms and can be conducted in several ways. But when an individual suffers at the hands of a partner who is supposed to embody love and devotion, the experience is detrimental to their emotional and overall health. Emotional violence is rarely a centerpiece […]

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Stimulating ethical economics

Coffee. We all know it, most of us drink it and many of us cannot function without it. But coffee is far more than a comforting stimulant. It touches the lives of millions, possibly billions, every day. It is one of the most exported goods coming out of the global south and it has the power to shape the lives […]

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Managing the distance

Love is worth a lifetime of dedication. It is the rare light at the end of the dreary tunnel on the banal journey through life. One would not have an epic love story without the necessary physical distance between two lovers challenging their devotion and tearing their hearts into pieces every second they are apart. However, in a contemporary context, […]

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