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Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Stedman Prize awards $10,000 to young writers

The second-ever biennial Laurier Stedman Prize competition for young writers came to a conclusion on Friday, Feb. 7, awarding 10,000 dollars in prize money over the course of the evening. Six prizes were given throughout the night, a first place prize totaling at $3000, two second place prizes totaling at $2000 each and three third place prizes of $1000 each. […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier names new acting dean of arts

Laurier’s faculty of arts has announced that the current dean of arts, Richard Nemesvari, will end his five-year term and associate dean of student affairs and learning Gavin Brockett will replace him as acting dean for a one-year term starting on Jul. 1, 2020. Brockett, an associate professor in the department of history as well as the department of religion […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier student arrested after posting shooting threat on social media

According to the Waterloo Regional Police, a Wilfrid Laurier University student has been charged in connection to a threat that was made on social media about a campus shooting. Police allege that a post was made by a man, which was published on Feb. 6, which indicated that he was going to commit a shooting at Laurier. As a result […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier Moot Court rises to the top at McGill Moot Court Case Competition

Laurier’s Moot Court Club stood out against competitors at the sixth annual McGill Moot Court Invitational as competitors Madeleine Cleland and Laura Goldfarb took home first place, a first-time feat for Laurier. Goldfarb also placed first individually for her oral advocacy skills, and teammates Sam Stewart and Gabriel Wilson placed just behind Goldfarb and Cleland taking home the second-place honour. […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Novel Coronavirus sparks concern across campus

The recent outbreak of a novel Coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China has become a cause for concern across not only China, but the world. The novel Coronavirus is a new form of Coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system and displays evidence of limited human-to-human transmission. Symptoms include coughing, difficulty breathing and fever, similar to that of the flu and other […]

by Sophia Cole· · National, News ·
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Brantford campus launches new podcast studio and podcaster in residence program

Laurier Brantford’s Creativity Hub is getting new programming in the form of a podcast studio and a podcaster-in-residence program featuring Avery Moore Kloss as the first podcaster. Laurier’s Creativity Hub, located inside the newly opened OneMarket space on the Brantford campus, offers a space for both those in the Laurier community as well as members of the community to access […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Sobeys eliminates plastic grocery bags as a first step in reducing plastic waste

As of Jan. 31, popular grocery chain Sobeys has discontinued the use of plastic grocery bags in its 255 Canadian stores, making them the first national grocery chain in Canada to do so. Sobeys Inc. announced their plan to eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags on July 31, 2019, and have followed through with their goal, meeting the January […]

by Sophia Cole· · News ·
Devyn Kelly elected Students’ Union president and CEO with 1872 votes

Devyn Kelly elected Students’ Union president and CEO with 1872 votes

The Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union election season came to a close Thursday night as Devyn Kelly was announced the incoming Students’ Union 2020-2021 president and CEO. Kelly received 69.02 per cent of the vote with 1,872 student votes and Leah Xuereb received 30.98 per cent of the vote with a total of 855 votes. Voter turnout was lower than last […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Laurier International rings in the Year of the Rat with Lunar New Year celebrations

This past Saturday, Jan. 25, was the day of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, a holiday widely celebrated in many Eastern Asian countries and considered by many to be the most important holiday in China. The Lunar New Year is the new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which operates […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, News ·