Post Tagged with: "health"

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The vices with vaping: A dangerous habit that’s taking over teen and young adult culture

“Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” I remember this poster hanging up in my high school health classroom. If you smoke, no one will want to kiss you. Oh, the horror.  In reality though, every kid had it drilled into them that smoking cigarettes was more or less like slowly nailing your own coffin closed. Lung cancer, heart […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
Finding answers: the debilitating journey of women who seek solutions for their pain

Finding answers: the debilitating journey of women who seek solutions for their pain

“We were all just too sensitive. Fatigue too thick to make sense of phone, Trader Joe’s, Laundromat, let alone meeting, party, dance floor. We go away. Sick.”  — Dirty River Girl [Bodymap], Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Standing in the line at Starbucks, I feel it. It creeps up on me — slowly at first. As the list of drinks on the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Features ·
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Kitchener receives twelve month exemption to open safe consumption site

On July 26, Kitchener received a federal exemption from Canadian drug law to open a safe consumption site in the downtown sector. The exemption will last for a duration of 12 months before a renewal is needed. 150 Duke Street West was chosen as the concrete location for the safe consumption site and rented out by the city. The interim […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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All of Laurier’s campuses are now smoke-free

On Monday, July 1, Wilfrid Laurier University implemented their new smoke-free policy across all campuses, replacing the interim cannabis policy that was instituted when cannabis was legalized in Canada, as well as replacing the existing smoking policy. The new policy prohibits smoking of all types across Laurier campuses, including smoking cigarettes, vaping or using electronic cigarettes and other inhalant devices […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Fighting Islamophobia at Laurier starts through transnational conversations

On Jan. 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, the Faculty of Arts, Muslim Studies, Religion & Culture and Office of Research Services organized a “Transnational Dialogue on Islamophobia” event, evaluating how Islamophobia is continuing to impact America, the United Kingdom and Canada. Speakers at the panel included Salman […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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Breaking out of the imposter syndrome mentality

Impostor syndrome, for those of you who are blissfully unaware of it, is quite literal to the term. It means that you feel like you’re going to be exposed as a fraud, a phony or a fake in a job, at school or in a variety of things that are typically meant to be positive endeavours. I’ve battled with this […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Laurier’s Intramural program among the elite in the OUA

Intramurals play a huge role in shaping the student body at Laurier. They give students who aren’t part of varsity sports a chance to get involved in athletics. The variety of sports offered gives everybody a chance to choose whichever sport pleases them. The inclusivity is what makes intramurals so special and at Laurier, the program is arguably more expansive […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·