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(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Women’s curling cruises to semifinal at OUA championships

GUELPH, Ont. — The Wilfrid Laurier women’s curling team is in a little bit of a different situation this year. Last year, the Hawks were fighting for that quarterfinal spot at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship, coming down for a final round robin game against the Carleton Ravens. They finished third in their pool and did not advance to […]

by Shelby Blackley· · More Sports ·
(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Men’s curling advances to semifinals Monday morning

GUELPH, Ont. – The Wilfrid Laurier men’s curling team found themselves in a winner-takes-all scenario Sunday afternoon as they faced the Carleton Ravens in their final round robin game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships. With both teams sitting at a 4-1 record, the winner would take the pool and have a direct bye to the semifinal. And after an […]

by Shelby Blackley· · More Sports ·
Dani Saad is the new president and publisher of Student Publications (Photo by: Kate Turner)

New faces of Student Publications

Dani Saad has been given a second shot at presidency. Last Thursday, Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP) held their annual general meeting, where Saad was elected as the president and publisher, just one year after an unsuccessful presidential campaign in the Student’s Union elections. However, this time around the campaign proved to be much different. “When I ran for […]

by Marissa Evans· · Campus ·
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‘I chose to be here along the way’

Carson Kolberg may have just graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, but he and his business are preparing to take off. Kolberg, along with his co-partner Irene DiVaris, sells mason jars full of salads and  entrees as a means to promote portion control and maintaining a healthy lifestyle at various locations in the Waterloo Region. The meals range from salads such […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·
Moving forward through letting go

Moving forward through letting go

Do you ever walk on campus and see people you don’t like and vice versa? Do you ever just roll your eyes mentally because you have locked eyes with someone that despises you? I am talking to you ladies! I’m sure there are men out there that deal with this issue too so regardless feel free to read on. It […]

by Dani Saad· · Archive, Opinion ·
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Powderpuff creates sense of community

Don’t ever challenge a Powderpuff girl to a fight — and no we’re not talking about the late 1990s children’s show. Powderpuff has to do with football, athleticism and braving -30 degree weather. The sport is an annual charity flag-football tournament consisting of nine all-female Wilfrid Laurier University student teams, which are coached by some of the campus’ varsity athletes. […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · More Sports ·
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High heels, inclusivity and drag queens

The Turret Nightclub at Wilfrid Laurier University got a little more fabulous as the Rainbow Centre held their fourth annual Drag Domination on Thursday Jan. 30. The Rainbow Centre, which can be found in the Macdonald House Residence at Room 104, offers a safe and secure atmosphere for both students and faculty members on campus to find acceptance and to […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
Elections see low Brantford representation

Elections see low Brantford representation

As of noon on Tuesday, there were officially two acclaimed Brantford candidates for the 2014-2015 board of directors. Applications had to be reopened on the Brantford campus as only one student had submitted their application package by the deadline on Jan. 21. “It would just be a problem because we’d have to acclaim all the Waterloo candidates and there wouldn’t […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Campus ·
Communitech is located at the Tannery building in Kitchener and is one of four businesses locally that received government funding. (File photo by Mike Lakusiak)

Tech funds growing in Kitchener-Waterloo

On Jan. 21, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener to announce the establishment of the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, an initiative that aims to invest capital into the province’s technology sector. The fund is based on the Canadian government’s Venture Capital Action Plan and Ontario’s Venture Capital Fund. The Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund aims to […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · Local ·
Laurier student and independent hip-hop artist, Joey Onabolu (Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

From basketball to hip-hop

When you think of Wilfrid Laurier University, a few things come to mind: the business program, athletics or even the tight-knit community feel. What may not come to mind is hip-hop music. Hip-hop music has become extremely popular these days with more and more people taking up rapping not only as a hobby, but as a passion. Someone who is […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·