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King Street opens after construction closures just in time for the holidays

  Dec. 1 marked the last day of construction for 2017 in Uptown Waterloo. King street has finally reopened, a sign of relief for many of the businesses in the affected area. The section between Willis Way to Bridgeport Road reopened just in time for the city’s holiday market that took place over the weekend. Although this year has been […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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LGBTQ+ friendly church is target of vandalism

On Thursday Nov. 30 a local Waterloo church was vandalized with threatening  biblical verses. Parkminster United Church is an affirming congregation which means they are educated on topics such as inclusivity. Parkminster is known by the community to be an LGBTQ+ friendly church. “The latest occurrence happened last Thursday Nov. 30 on church property, it was discovered in the morning […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
Cross-country head coach hospitalized

Cross-country head coach hospitalized

On Nov. 20, Peter Grinbergs, the head coach for Laurier’s cross-country and track teams, was found in his apartment by emergency services, unable to move and without food or water for four days. A campaign listed by Grinberg’s daughter on crowdfunding site, GoFundMe, explained that doctor’s have speculated the cause might have been a severe gout attack. The description goes on to […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, News, Sports ·
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President of Laurier appears on The Agenda to discuss free speech on campus

This evening at 8 p.m., Deborah MacLatchy, president of Laurier, made a guest appearance on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikan. The segment featured discussions surrounding the limits of free speech on campus — a controversial topic throughout the Laurier campus since teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd showed a clip of a Jordan Peterson debate in her first-year tutorial. The clip […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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UPDATED: Controversy on campus: a comprehensive timeline

  Nov. 1 – Lindsay Shepherd plays a clip from TVO’s The Agenda, which showcases a debate featuring controversial University of Toronto professor, Jordan Peterson, discussing “genders, rights and freedom speech.” Ensuing the clip was a class debate surrounding the use of they as a pronoun. The class she showed it in was a first year tutorial for a course […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, National, News ·
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Student groups create collaborative report to enhance student mental health

A collaborative report, In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health, was recently released as a call to the Province for greater action regarding the challenges and difficulties pertaining to mental health which continues to increase among students in Ontario. The report was compiled by four partners: the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Colleges Ontario […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Waterloo Region increases new minimum wage for 2018

The Living Wage Waterloo Region released their most recent report on the hourly wage for 2018 last week. The new living wage for the Waterloo Region sits at 16 dollars and 10 cents per hour for 2018. The living wage is the hourly wage an employee needs to earn to cover their family’s basic expenses within their community. Since the […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Legalization of marijuana brings forth boycott event

On July 1, 2018, marijuana will become legal in certain quantities across Canada. Because of the conditions of the bill, the specific details regarding quantities, enforcement and distribution have been left to the individual provinces to decide. While the project is unto itself divisive among Canadian citizens, the results of the 2015 federal election – with the enormous success of […]

by Karlis Wilde· · National, News ·
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Laurier Students for Pro-Choice fight for rights on campus

Representatives from Laurier Students for Pro-Choice recently met with the Student’s Union on Tuesday Nov. 30 to discuss the chalking demonstrations displayed by Laurier LifeLink. On Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. a message was sent from Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing (CPAM) to Laurier waterloo campus students regarding a Laurier LifeLink demonstration taking place on the public sidewalks in front […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Campus, News ·