Opinion

Are men academic?

When it comes to matters regarding gender inequality, I consistently side with a devout feminist standpoint. Knowing where I stand on most issues due to this personalized ideology of feminism, I find it odd that I am concerned with the uncertain future of men within post-secondary institutions. Statistics Canada indicates that women make up to 58 per cent of the […]

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Laurier is not a small school anymore

Re: “Student-faculty ratio still missing,” Jan. 13 Laurier is no longer a small university. It’s hard to imagine and to believe but the small university we all came here for no longer exists. Sure, we may still be a campus that is slightly larger than a city block with a student body much smaller than other universities like Toronto or […]

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Relationship support from friends is essential

The further I progress into my 20s, the more the path my friends and I plan to take becomes intrinsically linked with our partners’. I have come to terms with the fact that at some point I’ll have to grow up and stop living with roommates. But this doesn’t mean that everyone I know accepts that. For some students at […]

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Harper: swift to initiate a second prorogation?

When Harper slipped into prorogation for the second time during his term as prime minister, opposing parties and Canadian citizens expressed anger. What many might not understand is that prorogation is simply a part of the parliamentary cycle; however, the instances in which Harper has used it to his political advantage are questionable. Let’s compare Canadian politics to boxing. If […]

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Winter Carnival has a questionable purpose

Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Wilfrid Laurier University for the past 50 years. The week-long event has attracted a significant amount of students and attention from the university: this year there are 21 teams participating, with between 20-40 members on each team. The appeal of this week is the fun and ridiculous activities that take place and the […]

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Unavailable grades an inconvenience

Even though second semester is already underway, some students have still not received their marks from the fall semester. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem for Laurier students. Professors are supposed to adhere to guidelines set out in the collective agreement, which states they must submit grades to the registrar’s office within 96 hours of the final examination. Though […]

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Students treated poorly by WLU

University students have long been on the front lines of political and social change. They played a key role in the civil rights movements during the 1960s and were influential in political uprisings such as Prague Springs or Tiananmen Square. With such an important historical role one would expect that university students would be entitled to some respect. However, I […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Carter G. Woodson is the founder of what is marked today as Black History Month; it commenced in 1926 as Negro History Week, held in the second week of February to mark the significance of President Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’s birthdays. Frederick Douglass, a once-enslaved man turned abolitionist, became an immense contributor to the elimination of the slave trade […]

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Bookstore should help students save

As a student at WLU, I spend a lot of money on my textbooks. In previous years, when the booklist was released, it contained the ISBN number of every book, and I saved myself about one month’s worth of rent by purchasing my textbooks used. This year however, the policy has been changed, and the list contains only the title […]

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Music faculty represented correctly

Re: “Music faculty consistently neglected,” Letters to the Editor, Jan. 6 I have been a student a Laurier now for five years, and I consider myself proud to be studying music at such a fine institution. Laurier’s music faculty boasts talented staff and students and without my studies here I could have not become the musician that I am today. […]

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