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Waterloo Brewing loses 2.1 million in cyber attack

Waterloo Brewing was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyber-attack where the thief impersonated a creditor employee and requested fraudulent wire transfers resulting in over $2 million in losses for the company. The brewery, which is located in Kitchener off of Bingemans Centre Drive, has also initiated analysis of all other activity and transactions across all the bank account involved with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Laurier named among North America’s most “green” universities

In the Princeton Review’s recent addition, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition, Wilfrid Laurier University was named as one of the top green universities in North America. The green guide includes 413 post-secondary institutions across North America which have been measured as the most sustainable of the 689 surveyed. Of the 413 schools included on the list, […]

by Sophia Cole· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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Ontario Divisional Court deems Ford’s Student Choice Initiative unlawful

On Nov. 22 it was announced that the Student Choice Initiative was deemed “unlawful” by the Ontario Divisional Court and a violation of university autonomy. The initiative, which was brought to life for the first time during the 2019-2020 school year, allowed students to opt out of fees from the university that the government deemed “non-essential” including students’ union programming […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Student associations come together to support the Movember movement

Over the course of November, the “Movember” spirit has been strong on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.  A global movement devoted to raising awareness and funding for Men’s testicular and prostate cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention, Movember lasts the duration of the month of November and encourages men to grow out their facial hair to draw awareness […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Laurier Food Services spearheads Zero Waste Bin pilot project

Laurier Food Services, in partnership with Laurier’s Sustainability Office, has created a zero-waste bin pilot project that currently sits in the Terrace Food Court to help Laurier students properly get rid of their food waste. “We were definitely influenced by the sustainable impact of Carleton University because they have a very large waste bin themselves, so we wanted to integrate […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Transgender Awareness Week honoured by Laurier’s Rainbow Centre

The second week of November marks this year’s annual Transgender Awareness Week, with Nov. 20 being Transgender Day of Remembrance for those who have been victimized and lost due to acts of transphobic violence. On Nov. 20, Laurier’s Rainbow Centre will be boothing in the concourse in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event will be in collaboration […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Brixton’s closure shocks students

Brixton Social, located near the University Shops Plaza on University Avenue, will be closing at the end of November after six years of operations in Waterloo. The nightclub, finding inspiration from the Borough of Lambeth in South London, hence the name Brixton, opened in 2013 and was the only club in the university area that offered a premium experience with […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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City of Waterloo sets up temporary winter shelters for the homeless

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
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Kitchener Public Library joins the Period Project in order to make menstrual products more accessible

Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL) main branch in Downtown Kitchener recently announced that they are joining The Period Project, an initiative designed to make menstrual products more accessible to those who need them. The library began offering these products in their washrooms for patrons to use on Nov. 4. “We are trying to provide more inclusive access to menstrual products, which […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·