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WUSC sets up mock refugee camp

Wilfrid Laurier University’s chapter of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) held a refugee awareness event in the concourse on Dec. 5. The event included a “simulated refugee camp,” according to the club’s Facebook event and was inspired by a similar event held at Laurier’s Brantford campus last year. According to WUSC’s director of events, Jennifer Thompson, the event had […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Campus, News ·
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Grand River Hospital working to get more emergency physicians

Kitchener’s Grand River Hospital has launched a fundraising initiative in order to recruit more emergency department physicians to help reduce long wait times. The goal of the campaign is to accumulate $365,000 from donations given by Waterloo Region community members. The sum will be split into three years. Each year, a third of the money, approximately $120,000, will be put […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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The Paper Kites hold second largest show at Maxwell’s

The Paper Kites brought a dreamlike beauty to Waterloo’s Maxwell’s Concerts and Events on Friday night, inviting the audience to enjoy an intimate experience. Horse Thief warmed up the crowd with their greatest hits, most notably ending their performance with their latest song, Another Youth.

by Kira Gelbard· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Succulents: Are these the new pet rocks?

You’ve seen them at grocery stores and garden centres and chances are, you now have one on your bedside table. The Tamagotchi of your youth has now turned into a leafy, cacti-looking plant, a succulent to be exact. Succulents are plants with thick stems and leaves that help them retain water, quite similar to plants you would find in the […]

by Brittany Ditizio· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Former University of Waterloo VP charged with fraud

Former University of Waterloo vice-president, Kenneth McGillivray, has been charged with fraud. McGillivray has been accused of taking numerous personal trips over a two year span under false pretenses, while acting as the university’s vice-president, advancement. The former VP is alleged of being reimbursed for over $12,000 after submitting personal expense claims to the university. Robert Cowan, Waterloo Regional Police […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Bingemans hosts drive thru light display

This year, Bingemans is hosting a two kilometre drive-thru light display in partnership with the Gift of Lights. Located just off of Bingemans Centre Drive, the light show includes 30 animated and static light displays that consist of over one million twinkling lights. The Gift of Lights has arranged similar displays in throughout the states, however this is the first […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney’s Queen of Katwe: a twist on the classic fairytale

Disney has been releasing rags-to-riches tales since the dawn of time, though its latest addition, Queen of Katwe, is a far cry from the Cinderella of our youth. While the film opens to a scene of the heroine, Phiona, smartly dressed as she enters a chess tournament, the film quickly rewinds years earlier to Katwe, an area in the Ugandan […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·