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Morrissey’s breaks vow to boycott Canada until seal hunting is banned

After his 13 year vow to never tour Canada again, The Smith’s former frontman Morrissey has scheduled a tour across the country, starting in April. Steven Patrick Morrissey, known primarily as Morrissey, vowed to never perform in or buy products from Canada back in 2006, right around the time Stephen Harper was elected into office. He claimed his vow to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Indigenous ceremony and community protests held on campus in response to LSOI event

Indigenous ceremony and community protests held on campus in response to LSOI event

The familiar campus controversy surrounding Lindsay Shepherd and the polarizing debate around freedom of expression was present once again this evening on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The controversy stems from another event in the “Unpopular Opinion Speaker Series” hosted by Shepherd and her new club, Laurier Society for Open Inquiry (LSOI) — an unofficial campus club whose focus, as […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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UW’s Indigenous Student Association aims to emancipate from Federation

The University of Waterloo (UW) Indigenous Students Association (ISA) released a statement earlier this week expressing their intent to separate from UW’s Federation of Students and create their own Indigenous Student Union. The statement comes in correspondence to action taken by the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Students’ Council who took similar steps by creating their own Indigenous Student Union in […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Celebrating Canada’s 150 from an Indigenous perspective

This year, Canada is going full throttle to celebrate its 150th birthday. On July 1, 1867, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia entered into Confederation, which is why Canada’s anniversary is celebrated annually on July 1. To commemorate the milestone, the federal and provincial governments have implemented various signature initiative and grant programs in order to invest in a […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
Salt Baby missed the mark

Salt Baby missed the mark

On one of the stops on their nationwide tour, the play Salt Baby made a stop at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener, this past weekend. It follows the journey of an Indigenous woman and her struggle to identify her ethnicity. She debates having her DNA tested, but is afraid of the result. Meanwhile, she experiences the hardships of a fair-skinned […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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Change through disruption at anti-racism summit hosted by Laurier

On March 21, the anti-racism summit, which is also the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in Kitchener to discuss and explore ways which university and college campuses can be more efficient in addressing the concerns of racialized students. The focus of this summit was to develop strategies that […]

by Erika Ymana· · News ·