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Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

On Friday Feb. 10, the Beating The Odds conference was held in the Turret on the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. This event is dedicated to inspiring and educating black high school students in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area to pursue post-secondary education. The conference was created 12 years ago by Laurier alumnus David Green, as there were an alarming […]

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A new strain of gonorrhoea is sticking around: how to stay safe and aware

What is typically undetectable, extremely preventable and on the rise? Gonorrhea — and like chlamydia, it’s hard to spell but easy to catch. For those who slept through sex-ed in high school, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that you can get through oral, anal or vaginal sex. Recently, Public Health Ontario has noted a rise in sexually transmitted diseases and […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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V-Day on a budget – Optimizing the romance without breaking the bank

The Cafe Bookworm Date For couples who share a mutual interest of books and reading, why not head out for a bookstore crawl and some intimate conversation at a café. For those who like to read, spending a couple hours wandering around a bookstore can actually be pretty fun. Not only do you get to check out some books that […]

by Brittany Ditizio· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Daddy-Dom relationships: a ride on the older side

Innocently or not, the word “daddy” seems to send a shiver down the spines of most students these days — and not in a good way. There’s a lot to be said about daddy-dom relationships and it seems that the only side to the conversation that is being discussed is the negative views of outsiders. “Now that it’s more out […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Beta’s six year soundtrack finally came to an end this past Saturday

  Last Saturday, Beta, one of Waterloo’s most infamous nightclubs, closed its doors for the last time. The club’s final night — “The Final Chapter” — paid tribute to the artists who have played at Beta in the past and for the EDM fans who have been followers of the club since their beginning. As a way of paying respect […]

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