Post Tagged with: "street parties"

We shouldn’t celebrate people for doing what they should have been doing anyway

Another March has come, and subsequently, another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. This one, however, was slightly different than how Laurier typically sees the holiday celebrated. On March 13, Laurier announced that due to COVID-19, the remainder of classes would be completed online. Shortly after this, on March 16, the school announced that the whole campus would shut […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Waterloo community prepares for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day street parties

Wilfrid Laurier University’s most infamous holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, is on the horizon and both Laurier and the Waterloo community are preparing for the annual unsanctioned street party which takes place on Ezra Avenue. “Unsanctioned street gatherings are dangerous. Laurier continues to actively discourage them and to urge our students not to participate,” said Kevin Crowley, director, communications and public […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
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Are Ezra ‘darties’ overrated?

With homecoming just around the corner, Laurier students are getting emails and seeing posters reminding us to be respectful during “unsanctioned street gatherings,” better known to our first years as mattress and couch sacrificing ceremonies.  Based on last year’s St. Paddy’s bringing out crowds of 30, 000 people, combined with the media response to Ezra’s Labour Day shenanigans, it would […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Opinion ·
17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

17 year old male arrested in connection to Labour Day street party fires

On Sept. 2, nearly 1000 people gathered on Ezra Avenue, causing significant community disruption while setting furniture ablaze. Around 10 p.m., members of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Waterloo Fire Department and Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services arrived on scene in response to the unlawful street party, diverting their attention from other matters. This event […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·
Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day pic.twitter.com/89V3uShDnr — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·