Opinion

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Can dating apps be effective for long term relationships?

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many single people turn to dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge to fill what they feel is a void in their life not having a relationship, because nothing screams loner like not getting flowers and overpriced chocolate on a random February Friday. The question that lingers to many is if these hookup […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
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KW one of the worst safe places for women

Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault and violence. I recently read a news story in The Record titled “Kitchener man sexually assaulted two high school students” that reaffirmed the fears that I’ve had since I was a young teenager. The article discusses a 39-year-old male who attacked a female student just two months after being released from […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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When it comes to summer jobs, connections aren’t everything

It’s February. For some of us, the hunt for a summer job is well underway. For others, like myself, it has just begun. Securing solid summer employment is difficult for most students, unless you’re one of the lucky few who have a connection that can get you a job without the stress of multiple interviews and months-long application processes. Thankfully, […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
Editorial: The hype for TikTok is real

Editorial: The hype for TikTok is real

In the span of the past few months, TikTok has taken off. The most popular videos have surfaced on other platforms via Instagram and Twitter which helped market the app. Although, at first glance, it was quite easy to roast the app by what kind of viral dances and the types of teens who were becoming famous. Eventually, many of […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
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#MeToo movement has had a positive influence on the workplace environment

The #MeToo movement has been in the press for a few years and has allowed many victims of sexual assault to come forward and address what has happened to them by saying ‘me too.’ Unfortunately, most cases of sexual harassment will not receive the same amount of attention as cases that involve famous people, like the Harvey Weinstein trial that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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A case for natural deodorant

Deodorant is one of those products that everyone — or almost everyone — uses. It’s such an automatic part of our routines that it hardly crosses our minds most of the time — that is, until you forget to put it on and realize you stink like body odor halfway through the day. And while most people reach for their […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Today is #BellLetsTalk day, meaning your social media feeds will most likely be full of people sharing stories about their mental health struggles or simply posting the hashtag. Every year for the past nine years on Jan. 29, Bell has donated five cents to mental health initiatives in Canada for every use of the hashtag #BellLetsTalk in tweets, snapchat filters […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Why you need to vote in student elections

When voting federally, provincially and municipally us, as young people, hear the same thing repeatedly: make an informed vote, or that our vote matters. This logic does not just apply to voting for our governments every four years but also voting for student leaders every school year. With the Laurier Students’ Union (WLUSU) elections currently happening, I think it is […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Respecting people’s choices

Editorial: Respecting people’s choices

If you know me, you know one of the things I say almost everyday is simply “let people live their lives.” I am big on letting people do the things that make them happy as long as it is not hurting anyone else, and that is something I really want to get across in my writing. If people want to […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·