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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 ·
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All treats, no tricks: The Laurier Halloween experience

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. As a kid, the best part (other than candy, of course) was planning and sewing my costumes with my mom. Being able to pull the last few stitches together and head out with my younger brother and neighbourhood friends year after year was definitely a highlight of my childhood.  As I grew up, handing out candy […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
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Bingeman’s Screampark incites fright and delight

On Oct. 25, a few of my friends came up for the weekend, and for some unknown reason, I agreed to go to Bingeman’s Screampark (and I say “some unknown reason” because I am very scared of a lot of horror-related things). Screampark is an event put on at Bingeman’s in Waterloo each year that resembles something like Halloween Haunt […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Bridges of Hope returns to Waterloo

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bridges of Hope Project will be hosting an event at Waterloo Park in hopes of bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Waterloo community. The Bridges of Hope Project was founded by Olivia Miller and Greta Dotzert in 2018, during their final year of high school. It was created with the […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes slays the stage at The Turret

She sashayed, she shantayed and she was a panther on that stage last night.  On Sept. 23, Laurier hosted a drag show featuring drag queens from the KW region and special guest, runner up in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, Brooke Lynn Hytes.  From the moment you stepped into The Turret, the energy was something to behold. It appeared that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

Climate change protests raise awareness in Kitchener-Waterloo Region

As global protests surrounding the issue of recognizing climate change continue to grow, students and climate change advocates in the Kitchener-Waterloo region arranged their own protest alongside the global “Fridays for Future” climate strike that took place on May 24.    Over a hundred activists collected on the steps of Waterloo City Hall to participate in the conversation that began with […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Local, News ·
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The inside scoop on KW’s top ice cream shops

Although the weather isn’t showing it yet, summer is fast approaching, and what better way to prepare for those hot summer days than by making a trip to a local ice cream shop?  There is a multitude of options for ice cream in Kitchener-Waterloo, so narrowing down the top contenders was no easy task.  The following article includes three of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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BREAKING: Stampede Corral announces closing after 35 years in business

Stampede Corral, a country bar located in Kitchener, has announced they will be closing their doors next month after 35 years of business. According to Andrew Mackay, owner of Stampede Corral since 1999, the bars lease is set to expire on this upcoming June 30. Mackay and his business partner, Lauren Buckley, were unable to negotiate a new lease with their […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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K-W to see improvements in transportation options

Ontario’s provincial government recently announced that they will be boosting funding and support in the Region of Waterloo in order to improve transportation options. The support, which will start in 2019, will provide the Region of Waterloo with long-term and reliable funding to ultimately enhance and expand local transit while offering more travel options for families and individuals who commute. […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·