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Why support varsity athletics?

10) Something different to do on a weekend We know that the bars in Waterloo are well occupied almost every night of the week, but if you’ve walked up and down King Street one too many times, then perhaps you’re looking for a change of scenery. Varsity sports give you options to do something aside from going back to the […]

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Laurier’s top ten moments of 2012

10) Men’s soccer defeats Western in OUA playoffs In a surprising turn of events, the men’s soccer team finished the 2012 season 5-6-5 and headed into the playoffs as the underdogs against the 3rd-place Western Mustangs. In a thrilling game, the Hawks completed a last-minute come-from-behind victory to eliminate the Mustangs from the post-season. 9) Recreational program wins fifth outstanding […]

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Canada’s ‘other’ ice sport

Erika Kiviaho has been on skates since she was four years old. But one of the newest members of Laurier’s women’s hockey team wasn’t raised with a hockey stick in her hands. The Sudbury native instead has been playing ringette since she was young, and found a great deal of success in Canada’s ‘other’ ice sport. “My older sister started […]

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Swimming in style

Wilfrid Laurier’s swim team will be welcoming a little bit more experience to the squad this year, in the form of new assistant coach Joe Bartoch. Bartoch brings with him experience from ten years on Canada’s national swim team and two appearances at the Olympics, including the London 2012 games. He will help coach not only the Golden Hawks swim […]

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Men’s rugby finishes season on high note

It was a case of all or nothing for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s rugby team on Saturday. The Golden Hawks were on the brink of a winless season and had to fend off a feisty Toronto Varsity Blues squad to avoid finishing last in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings. Laurier achieved this in a big way, as they tasted […]

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Athletes reach out to youth

Recently, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in hopes to develop an anti-performance enhancing project set to tour Kitchener-Waterloo high schools. Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and the Kitchener Rangers have collaborated with the CCES to introduce the topic of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (PED) into […]

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Men’s golf focuses on OUA title

With the fall schedule about to wrap up for the Wilfrid Laurier men’s golf team, they’ll get a chance to win a title in their own backyard. Next week, Waterloo’s Grey Silo Gold Course will play host to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals, pitting the provinces best university golfers against each other. “Fall golf is tough, enough said,” third-year […]

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Chirping Hall of Fame

This past Saturday, Wilfrid Laurier University welcomed its returning veterans and newcomers with a parade of Golden Hawk spirit and a nice glass of beer. Yes, the festivities of Homecoming this year proved to be no different than previous years. Celebrating Homecoming here at Laurier means also celebrating the rowdy students decked out in purple and gold, the houses tapping […]

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Rugby scores first try in loss to Mac

After being shut-out through their first three games of the season, Laurier’s men’s rugby team finally found a breakthrough Friday night versus the visiting McMaster Marauders. When rookie Andrew Thomson plunged over the try line with 19 minutes left in Friday’s game, it gave the Hawks their first points of the season. Then in stoppage time second-year Jeffrey Dinsmore added […]

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Rugby left winless

Wilfrid Laurier University women’s rugby team was defeated Saturday afternoon against a very tough visiting Western Mustang squad by a score of 57-15 at University Stadium. Western found the board early, scoring three tries in the first 21 minutes, but the Hawks managed to score a penalty goal and then a try before the end of the half. However, another […]

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