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LORIS registration ‘fairly smooth’

LORIS registration ‘fairly smooth’

Wilfrid Laurier University’s new time ticket method for course registration had its first run-through this year, and created multiple reactions. According to Ken Boyd, director of information and communication technologies services at Laurier, registration overall this year was a fairly smooth process. “A lot of time stamps were great. The ones that had trouble were sciences and anything after,” he […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus, Slider ·
Last year's Ezra St. Paddy's Day festivities brought out more than 7,000 people (Photo by Shelby Blackley)

Police Recognized for St. Paddy’s efforts

The Waterloo Regional Police Service received an award from the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police for their role in keeping the Waterloo community safe during St. Patrick’s Day this past year. The award was given at a meeting of the OACP at the end of June in Ottawa. The provincial award for community safety and crime prevention was given […]

by Connor Ward· · Local ·
$897,000 deficit for Students’ Union

$897,000 deficit for Students’ Union

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union budget was passed unanimously in May by the board of directors, reflecting a projected deficit of $897,000 for the 2014-15 year. Along with the deficit, the Students’ Union will be paying around $531,892 back for their loans and interest on their debt. This is a $2,000 increase in the deficiency from the year previous. […]

by Shelby Blackley· · Campus ·
Hindered healing

Hindered healing

When Benjamin Branscombe went to the University of British Columbia with his best friend Colin Rakusin in September 2009, he thought they would be roommates throughout their university career. He never imagined he would be burying his roommate a short three months later. “It’s still kind of hard to talk about,” Branscombe said. “We were supposed to be roommates all […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Features ·
Photo by Matt Smith

Changes made to university staff contracts

Bargaining for the new contract for staff members at Wilfrid Laurier University has ended. Negotiations ended on June 20 and the collective agreement, which will extend over the next three years, has been ratified. Allison Roberts, chief negotiator for the university at the bargaining table, described the process as being respectful and productive. “It was a really good example of […]

by Marissa Evans· · Campus ·
File Photo by Ryan Hueglin

Laurier student arrested in connection with incident on campus

On July 8, a man was reportedly engaging in an “indecent act” on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus. According to an e-mail sent out to Laurier students on July 10, the man was also seen following two female university employees at around 5 a.m Special Constable Service, in connection with the Waterloo Regional Police Service, pleaded for information from the […]

by Kate Turner· · Campus ·
Photo by Heather Davidson

Ish & Chips food truck hits the road

Nearly two years after a fire devastated Ish & Chips, the restaurant is back in Waterloo – this time on wheels. On Friday, June 27, the Ish & Chips food truck had its grand reopening, and was set up near the King and Bridgeport intersection for the afternoon. Kamil Mytnik, son of the restaurant’s owners, said it has been a […]

by Kate Turner· · Local ·
Construction accidents increasing in region

Construction accidents increasing in region

On May 6, a construction worker fell from a balcony on a work site in Kitchener, suffering non-life threatening injuries to his back and legs. This incident closely resembled the fatal fall of another construction worker from an apartment being built across from the Wilfrid Laurier University campus on Bricker Avenue on Oct. 11, 2013. These incidents reflect the regular […]

by Connor Ward· · Local ·
Laurier drops in OUAC rankings

Laurier drops in OUAC rankings

Wilfrid Laurier University is seeing a fall in students selecting the school as their first choice on their Ontario Universities’ Application Centre application. According to new data released by OUAC on June 12, out of the 20,511 secondary school applicants who applied to Laurier this year, only 3,390 selected it as their first choice. Of those 20,511 applicants, only 3,417 […]

by Kate Turner· · Campus ·
Graphic from Joshua Awolade

My first summer job

No one ever forgets their first summer job. Whether it began in high school or later, that first taste of making your own earned money is a memorable experience. Remembering that first summer job can be cringe-worthy, as we remember how we tried maneuvering our way through an unfamiliar work environment while also being under the tutelage of stereotypically scary […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Features ·