Opinion

Editor’s note: Should a professor be able to call students out?

Editor’s note: Should a professor be able to call students out?

Last week, I was sitting in one of my english classes and was startled by my professor abruptly stopping her point in the lecture to clap her hands and call my name, asking that I “stop daydreaming.” I was so taken aback by the comment that I ended up spending most of the class — not paying attention — and […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Why shopping local outweighs the cost

Editor’s note: Why shopping local outweighs the cost

For the past 11 years, I have watched my mom run a successful small business in uptown Waterloo. Since I was young, I’ve spent much of my time at her shop, and now, I even work there part-time. Having this personal connection to uptown Waterloo often encourages me to support local as much as I can and to make the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Morality differs from person to person

Editorial: Morality differs from person to person

We don’t often think too deeply about moral dilemmas, and I imagine you couldn’t care less about what I have to say on any given moral issue. That’s alright. What I’m interested in is the fact that we undoubtedly have different views — the fact that, presented with the same set of moral dilemmas, you and the person closest to […]

by Kash Patel· · Opinion ·
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Brazil’s new president is making changes for the worse

Starting in the new year, Brazil’s new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro will take office. Elected in late October, Bolsonaro is a member of the Social Liberal Party, a right-wing conservative party in Brazil. This is the first time since 1985 that Brazil has elected a far-right candidate. Bolsonaro is a former military officer, and has served on Brazil’s chamber of deputies. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Ariana Grande’s new song “thank u, next” is the self-love anthem we need

Ariana Grande is an artist whose image and music has grown along with her since she began her career in 2009. Her resilience is what has stood out to me over this past year and it truly demonstrates how strong she is, both as an artist and as a human being. She certainly comes from a place of immeasurable privilege […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Readjusting after coming home from exchange

In a lot of ways, I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite as out-of place as I do now. A few short months ago, I was spending my weekends gallivanting around Britain to various stage plays and museums, mostly for free through my work with University of Birmingham’s student newspaper, Redbrick. Now I spend my weekends in Waterloo, desperately attempting […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editorial: The best years of your life; so far

Editorial: The best years of your life; so far

I’m seven months away from graduation and even though that seems like a long time, I’m already starting to feel anxious, nervous, excited, and curious — basically what everyone feels when they are about to go through a major change in their life.  The one cliché that I have constantly heard during my four years so far at Laurier has […]

by Pranav Desai· · Opinion ·