Walk for mental health

Nearly 500 people participated in the second annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sept. 27, which aims to raise awareness about mental health. “Why not put together mental health support [by] bringing it out of the shadows with a big event?” said Susan Lewis, race chair for Minds in Motion. The event featured a five and 10 km […]

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Clinic for injured musicians expands

The Guidonian Therapy Clinic in Uptown Waterloo held an open house on Friday, welcoming their clients and the community to re-launch the newly expanded clinic. Guidonian offers highly focused therapy, treating injuries that musicians suffer as a result of the strain of playing their instruments. All of the staff members are musically trained, ensuring that they are able to fully […]

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Social justice through art

The week-long Expressions of Social Justice Film and Arts Festival got underway on Sept. 25 with the screening of the movie Waltz with Bashir. Proceeds from this year’s festival support the Family Violence Program (FVP) of Waterloo Region. “In general we’re trying to promote any social justice cause, whether it be labour rights, peace, anti-war or women’s rights,” said Matthew […]

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Trudeau engages youth in politics

Yesterday afternoon, Justin Trudeau, Liberal MP for Papineau, Quebec, spoke to students on the topic of political engagement at the Student Life Centre at the University of Waterloo. “We have now, in the 21st century, an opportunity to rethink a lot of the habits and assumptions that got us here,” said Trudeau. In viewing this period of history as a […]

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Laurier offers eco-friendly food containers

Over the summer months Wilfrid Laurier University worked on the development of an eco take-out container project that students can utilize when purchasing food from any vendor on campus. “It’s a way for students to save some money while helping the environment and contributing to a greener Laurier community,” said Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Laura Sheridan. Students pay […]

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KW in brief: Sept. 30, 2009

Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre re-opens after fire The Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre (KWLT), located on Princess Street in Uptown Waterloo, re-opened on Sept. 24 after burning down in July, 2002. KWLT operated without a fixed location since the fire. The restoration of the building marks the continuation of a Waterloo theatrical tradition that was established during the 1920s and 1930s. […]

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Attack on Albert St.

This week the Waterloo community was rattled when two women fell victim to attacks during daylight hours. The first attack took place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 22 and the second followed on Wednesday Sept. 23 sometime between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. Police are currently investigating the possibility that the perpetrator in each case, the first a robbery and […]

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U of T to charge outside academics $200 for library use

TORONTO (CUP) – Ryan Weston couldn’t believe he could be charged up to $200 to use resources at the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto (U of T). As a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had often traveled to the U of T to use its superior library resources. But now, thanks to a new library usage […]

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Sept. 23, 2009

“There is a lot of educational research that basically says that size does matter.” –Laurier professor Garry Potter, speaking about the increasing class sizes and how, in this context, smaller is actually better. “The guitar that I play is 45 years older than me … my girlfriend is very jealous because it gets a lot of action.” –Wade MacNeil, guitarist/vocalist […]

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Ignatieff speaks at campus rally

“Go Hawks!” said Michael Ignatieff, leader of Canada’s official opposition, to a crowd of cheering students at the Young Liberals’ rally held in Wilf’s this past Saturday. Students from across southern Ontario crammed into the pub to hear the Liberal leader discuss the engagement of youth in Canadian politics and the current political climate. “Your presence in the room this […]

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