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ISOW hosts Middle Eastern cultural evening

On Nov. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m, International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) hosted a Middle Eastern Cultural Evening at the Senate and Board Chamber. The event, which was free to attend, was held to encourage students to celebrate and participate in Middle Eastern culture. “The scholars help us plan it, just to help us show Laurier what their culture is about. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Startup Laurier celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Startup Laurier is celebrating their tenth anniversary as a club as they host a new flagship event, Innovation Alley. This is to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in collaboration with many start-ups in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. “I’ve been on Startup since my first year and I’m in my third year right now. I joined because they put on events that actually […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, 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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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, 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 ·
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Waterloo hosts information session on student tenancy rights

On Nov. 12 the University of Waterloo hosted a student tenancy rights information night with the goal of equipping students with the tools they need to navigate the often treacherous student housing market. The event was open to students of all institutions and was held in the Engineering 7 building on the University of Waterloo campus from 6 to 8 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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No need to chase your own tail when you can destress with dogs

As the semester progresses and students balance midterms, looming assignment deadlines and the fast approach of exams, school becomes more and more stressful. Luckily, there are resources and events on campus that are designed to help students manage their stress and unwind, even if it’s just for a few minutes out of their day. On Friday, Nov. 8, Laurier’s Career […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Lead levels in water in Ontario schools found to exceed legal limits

Reports that came out this past week has released data that over 2,400 Ontario schools and daycares have exceeded the provincial limit for lead levels in drinking water, affecting students across the province. 29 per cent of schools were in an exceedance between 2016 and 2018, with some schools exceeding 1,000 parts per billion, a level of lead so high […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·