Opinion

Editorial: Mark Cascagnette

In today’s highly-divided world, where society is seemingly never in agreement and the news is full of tragedy, there is one truly unique activity that has a powerful way of uniting one another. That activity is sports. In a very special way, sports are meant to bring people together! Regardless of all other factors including; one’s race, personality, economic status, […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Opinion ·
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Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet for problematic remarks

After a bigoted rant directed at new immigrants during “Coaches Corner” on Saturday night, Don Cherry aligned himself perfectly with the “O.K. Boomer” meme, and has since been fired by Sportsnet. The Hockey Night in Canada host criticized immigrants in the Toronto area who he claimed did not honour Canada’s veterans, angrily stating, “You people … you love our way […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·

Editorial: Balancing a hectic schedule

I have three, no — wait — four calendars on the go at all times. One in my bag, my fridge, my phone and one that floats around all willy-nilly. Each day is separated into five categories; kids, work, school/homework, ex’s work schedule, and elusive free time. Subsequently, my brain is also subdivided into those same five categories. I am […]

by Darien Funk· · Opinion ·
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Why the bike lanes in Waterloo are problematic

The summer of 2019 meant many changes for the Waterloo community — one of the biggest and most well known being the road changes that occurred. King Street from the intersection of Columbia and King to Bridgport Road used to be two car lanes, but during the summer months the City of Waterloo changed to make the road one lane […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

Let your guilty pleasures no longer be guilty

A lot of the things I enjoy in life may be things that the average person might find strange or weird. To fall asleep every night, I love listening to YouTube videos of people tapping on random items, also known as autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. I don’t like listening to people eat, but other people do, and that’s […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

I love conspiracy theories. I could go on and on about ones that many people are well aware of like the Mandela effect or how Avril Lavigne died and was replaced by a clone named Melissa. I can also go on and on about older conspiracies like how Shakespeare didn’t write any of his plays or how the moon landing […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Here’s why the “Quebec values test” won’t work

Quebec is the Canadian province that would be most likely to make “I’m not like most girls” their Instagram bio. It’s always been a little different, and has been recognized as such – but in the last few years, the province has taken a sharp turn towards increasingly tight secularist laws. So you can get some background information, here are […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·