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Taking a look at the top moments of the year in sports

Taking a look at the top moments of the year in sports

Sports Editor Pranav Desai looks at the best moments from Laurier athletics in 2017-18 Women's Curling It was a great end to the year for Laurier athletics as the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s curling team took home their tenth OUA championship to cap off a great year. Beating some tough teams on their title run, the Hawks proved that their […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Emily Ferguson honoured with 2018 Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

On March 28, 2018, Emily Ferguson was announced as the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) award. The OWL award is given out annually to a female Laurier student who embodies unprecedented athletic and academic achievement while exemplifying a commitment to leadership within the Laurier community. This year marked the 13th year of the annual event. “[Winning […]

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What to do with a degree? Life after university for Laurier athletes

Lives of student athletes can be quite misconstrued in society. This is especially the case when it comes to the goals they have, their aspirations and what lies ahead of them. When you consider the type of commitment they put into their respective sports and teams, it can be quite hard to imagine that some student-athletes may have dreams and […]

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Bettina Boucher receives a one year suspension for violating doping regulations

Wilfrid Laurier University’s middle-distance and cross-country runner Bettina Boucher has been handed a one-year suspension for violating doping regulations. On March 28, 2018, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced that there was ephedrine, a stimulant that can boost a runner’s capabilities, found in Boucher’s urine in January after a tournament in Windsor. Although the use of a […]

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Hawks end successful season with an impressive showing at the Nationals

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s curling team were looking to add a fifth national title to their collection as they competed at the U-Sports National Curling Championships from March 24 to March 28 in Leduc, Alberta. The team consisted of Kaitlin Jewer at skip, Riley Sandham at vice, Kelly Middaugh at second, Bridget Ribeau at lead and Susanna Wright […]

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Researchers at UW develop a method to optimize Paralympic wheelchair designs

Sometimes we lose sight of those who are underrepresented when looking at ways to improve our society. Whenever we are positioned to directly assist others, especially regarding innovation, it is quite beautiful. In this case, we may soon witness the departure of mass-produced wheelchairs and the grand entrance to optimized wheelchairs customized to Paralympic athletes. Enter, Brock Laschowski. Laschowski is […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
Hawks fall behind at U-Sports National Curling Championships

Hawks fall behind at U-Sports National Curling Championships

Wilfrid Laurier University began day three of the U-Sports National Curling Championships against the red hot Thompson Rivers WolfPack. The WolfPack had a 3-1 record going into the game, coming off of three consecutive wins after losing their opener. The game started off as a back-and-forth affair, as both teams exchanged one-point leads. However, things started going downhill for the […]

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Hawks finish day two with a 2-2 record at U-Sports National Curling Championships

Hawks finish day two with a 2-2 record at U-Sports National Curling Championships

The Hawks’ up and down start to the U-Sports National Curling Championships continued on in day two. Laurier took on Memorial in the first game of the day and the Hawks showed their superiority in a game where they never lost control. The Hawks took an early 4-1 lead after three ends and never looked back from there, winning by […]

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Hawks kick off U-Sports National Curling Championships

The Wilfrid Laurier University women’s curling team are looking to win their fifth national title as a program as they will compete at the U-Sports National Curling Championships in Leduc, Alberta from March 24 to March 28. The Hawks have tons of momentum going into the tournament, coming off their tenth OUA championship. Things have gotten off to a good […]

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RinkWatch gives people an opportunity to make a difference

With climate change becoming a bigger issue every year, it is becoming more important than ever to measure and study its potential long-term impacts. RinkWatch, an initiative launched at Laurier in 2013, has provided people who enjoy outdoor skating an opportunity to make a change. Individuals who like to skate outdoors can contribute towards helping scientists measure the impact of […]

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