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Wilfrid Laurier University confirms that four students have tested positive for COVID-19

Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed that four Laurier students have tested positive for COVID-19, in a news release published on Sept. 20. The release stated that all four individuals are now in quarantine and that none of them live in a Laurier residence hall.  Two of the confirmed cases are being managed by Region of Waterloo Public Health while the remaining […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier announces that Winter term will be delivered online

Laurier has announced that the majority of the Winter 2021 term will continue to be offered in a remote and online format.  “Although this means that the Winter term will be similar to the Fall term, I want to assure you that the university is very carefully considering which courses could return to in-person instruction in winter term 2021,” Anthony […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
Editor’s note: Studying from home

Editor’s note: Studying from home

Students are gearing up for a new school year and with classes being delivered remotely this fall, it’s safe to say that the university experience will be drastically different.   Namely because students will be required to study from home and if you’re anything like me, you’re already dreading it.   While I only have one class left before I graduate with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Chemistry, skill and OHL experience headline Men’s Hockey recruiting class

Coming off one of their best seasons in recent memory, the Laurier Golden Hawks men’s hockey program announced 11 new additions to the team as part of their 2020-21 recruiting class.   In what will be his tenth season as head coach, Greg Puhalski knows he had a lot of work to do this offseason as the Golden Hawks lost some of their most […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Hockey, Sports ·
Editorial: Making the most of our time at Laurier

Editorial: Making the most of our time at Laurier

As I enter fourth year, and hopefully my last, I prepare for another awesome year at Laurier but one not like the others. Every year has had challenges but nothing has been as challenging as a worldwide pandemic. When challenges like this arise, I’ve learned how to overcome the big obstacles and look at the brighter side of things, especially […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
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How COVID-19 will affect Laurier for the foreseeable future

There’s no telling how COVID-19 will change university education for students in the long term. For the foreseeable future though, Laurier has undergone and will continue to undergo changes that align with the current public health standards.  In doing this, the school has had to proactively adapt, explained Dan Dawson, chair of the Pandemic Recovery Steering Group (PRSG).  “It’s [about] […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Getting involved virtually: what campus clubs will look like during COVID-19

On May 15, Wilfrid Laurier University announced its overall approach for the fall 2020 semester amidst continuing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic — with the majority of undergraduate and graduate courses planned to take place virtually. As many in-person classes will be shifted to remote-learning formats, there have been questions raised about the status of clubs and associations on campus and […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·
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The ‘untouchables’: Can tenured professors be fired for inflammatory comments?

In light of recent discussions around racial justice and equity, many students are calling on the school to reprimand professors and other faculty members who participate in and instigate harmful and inflammatory discussions around race and racial justice.  With these calls to action, many are also questioning whether professors who feel emboldened to speak against racial justice are doing so […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Students warn others of voyeurs in the university area

Students are using Spotted at Laurier, the anonymous submissions account on Twitter, to report on threats of voyeurism in the university area. One submission from a student on July 10 stated that a man was caught pleasuring himself outside of their house on Fir Street at 3 a.m.  “The police were called and he was charged, but ultimately let go […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Laurier students come forward with experiences of racism and discrimination on campus

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police on May 25 has sparked global and national protests.  These protests have been leading the way for discussions around racism, anti-Black racism, workplace discrimination and institutionalized racism. Within the past few weeks, students from Wilfrid Laurier University have used these discussions to share their experiences of racism on […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·