Opinion

Steroid use is a problem that exists beyond the University of Waterloo

RE: CIS continues war on steroids, August 10th Problem is they found 9 players at Waterloo by testing all the players. Until they test all players at all schools nobody should point fingers at Waterloo alone. Guaranteed that you test ever player at every school you will find at least 9 players if not more on something, at each of […]

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9/11 mosque sparks controversy

Point – it’s about freedom, stupid Eric Merkley A debate is currently raging in the United States which is being used by Republicans and their allies in the Tea Party as a wedge to stir popular support in advance of the midterm elections: the construction of an Islamic Cultural Centre two blocks away from Ground Zero. Before embarking on this […]

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Immigration in Toronto is a debate worth having

Toronto mayoral candidate Rob Ford’s response to a question asked of all candidates during a televised debate as to how Toronto should welcome Tamil migrants sparked significant controversy.  After Ford’s declaration that Toronto cannot even “deal” with its own population at the moment, let alone new migrants that would lead to “chaos,” his opponents united together, calling the candidate’s remarks as a […]

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A new breed of terrorist

They have been living and walking among us for years and we have never suspected a thing. They go from town to town, traveling in cells (sometimes referred to as their “entourages”).   They are quick to blow things up, causing pain and misery to innocent bystanders, all to further their own cause. They aren’t afraid to take hostages: cities, groups of people, […]

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Students need to learn to manage their finances

While students should be rightly concerned about escalating tuition fees as a source of concern for their financial wellbeing, it is becoming very clear that students aren’t doing themselves any favours. A recent poll by RBC Royal Bank and Ipsos Reid found that 74 per cent of students do not spend time budgeting their finances for the coming year. This […]

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New sign leads to questions about wasteful spending

As Laurier students arrive on campus after a summer back at home, they will be greeted with an atrocious display of red obnoxiousness in front of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre. Next to the construction of the new and expensive extension of the Terrace, is yet another symbol of the fiscal discipline of Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU) that […]

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World Cup football means something different to everyone

As World Cup fever dies out and fans look forward to the 2014 tournament in Brazil, kits and scarves go back into the closet and the world disunites to its respective corners, looking forward to the next reunion down the road. Everyone knows the World Cup is important. It is the global apex of sports competition and it has a […]

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Research post-grad studies before you apply

With the beginning of the school year comes the slow inevitable panic of fourth year students not sure what lies beyond April exams for them. Students will scramble to determine whether they want to find work, supplement their university education with a college diploma or apply to graduate or law school. Students increasingly are finding themselves out of work upon […]

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Canadian government fails on promises to Haiti

Six months after a massive earthquake hit Haiti, foreign aid dollars have still not been delivered to the country, which continues to be wracked with destruction, impoverishment and grief. At the beginning of the month the United Nations reported that only 60 per cent of pledged aid has actually been spent on the ground as part of the reconstruction effort. […]

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Ignorance prevails in census decision-making

It is not rare to see the government emitting complete and total ignorance about a topic on which it has crafted public policy. It is, however, exceedingly rare to have so many different groups from across the political spectrum united to oppose a government action as with the abandonment of the mandatory long-form census. This change is opposed by evangelical […]

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