Post Tagged with: "Ezra"

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Are Ezra ‘darties’ overrated?

With homecoming just around the corner, Laurier students are getting emails and seeing posters reminding us to be respectful during “unsanctioned street gatherings,” better known to our first years as mattress and couch sacrificing ceremonies.  Based on last year’s St. Paddy’s bringing out crowds of 30, 000 people, combined with the media response to Ezra’s Labour Day shenanigans, it would […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

On Sept. 2, nearly 1000 people gathered on Ezra Avenue, causing significant community disruption while setting furniture ablaze. Around 10 p.m., members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Waterloo Fire Department and Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services arrived on scene in response to the unlawful street party, diverting their attention from other matters. This event […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·

Unsigned: Street parties are out of hand

On September 2, a street party on Ezra Avenue caused a huge disturbance to the Laurier community and the surrounding area as 1,000 participants gathered together. Ezra Avenue has become very notorious as the “street party capital” of Waterloo as the St. Paddys and Homecoming festivities occur there. A couch and a mattress were burned on the street, which is […]

by Cord Staff· · Uncategorized ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

“Project Safe Semester” in full effect in Waterloo, WRPS cracks down on Ezra street party

As the Waterloo region has seen an increase in the transient student population in late August and early September, the Waterloo Regional Police saw an influx in student arrests, charges and ticketing. Waterloo Regional Police Services, being aware of this causation, launched Project Safe Semester in the last week of August and will continue until Homecoming at the end of […]

by Margaret Russell· · Local, News ·
Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party drew crowds of thousands today in spite of increased preventative measures taken by Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). “It’s been a year of planning with a whole bunch of stakeholders from our perspective,” Mike Haffner of Waterloo Regional Police told The Cord. This planning included collaboration with various emergency services in Waterloo, both the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

St. Patrick’s Day party on Ezra Avenue brings 12,000 partiers

Last year, an estimated 5,000 people were on Ezra Avenue in mid-afternoon, but this year, the numbers have more than doubled. According to The Record, an estimated 12,000 people have joined the crowd on Ezra Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Right before noon, Ezra appeared to be quieter than usual. “We have a significant operational plan in place, we’re […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Campus, Local, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Safety should be the focus of St. Paddy’s, not reputation

As students prepare for the upcoming festivities of March 17, there has been a fan on the flame of controversy regarding the day of public celebration. Wilfrid Laurier University’s administration has been at the head of this controversy after being quoted as trying to cancel St. Patrick’s Day, arguably one of the biggest days on the drinking calendar. Their intentions […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·