Features

Sophistication on a budget

If you love pre-drinking, there is a good chance you’re a fan of wine. Who doesn’t love being thought of as extremely mature (pronounced mat-toor) and wonderfully sophisticated? Getting joyously smashed off of a single bottle is alright too. Whether you’re a fan of chardonnays, rieslings, gewürztraminers, sauvignon blancs, pinot grigios, fusions or simply enjoy anything with an alcohol percentage […]

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Realities of a global water crisis

A few weeks ago, this features editor had the bright idea to write a story on water. “How unlike anything we’ve published this year,” I thought. I envisioned a unique and informative piece addressing the ways in which water functions in our body and our environment. Not only was it going to be fresh and original, it was going to […]

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Supporting survival

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one person worldwide dies by suicide every 40 seconds, and despite having a high incidence, particularly among those of a university age, the issue is treaded tentatively by the media and remains widely taboo. “If we don’t talk about [suicide] then we continue to sweep this under the carpet,” said Rory Butler, founder […]

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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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