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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier looking to form a union for teaching assistants

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been actively working towards organizing a union for teaching assistants (TAs) to improve their current working conditions — which include better wages and benefits, increased support, transparency with hiring and contracts and addressing ongoing issues with TAs going over hours. This comes as a result of a group of Laurier students who are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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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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Laurier men’s basketball team ranked sixth in the nation

After the opening weekend of the OUA basketball season, Laurier’s men’s basketball team has achieved their highest U SPORTS top 10 rankings in over six years. Two decisive wins for Laurier coming against Toronto and Windsor this past week have the Golden Hawks ranked as the sixth-best team in the country, which is their highest ranking since being ranked fifth […]

by Mark Cascagnette· · Basketball, Sports ·
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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 ·
Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

Remembering Leanne Holland Brown and her Laurier Legacy

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Wilfrid Laurier University held a memorial event in the Turret on the third floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre in memory of Leanne Holland Brown, former dean of students who passed away on Apr. 24 of this year in a tragic accident that deeply affected the Laurier community. Holland Brown spent nine years as the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier celebrates Fair Trade Week with sustainable campus coffee

All across Canada higher education institutes are celebrating Fair Trade Week, promoting the fair trade food and drink products that are available to students on campuses around the nation to support ethical consumption. Laurier Food Services held the event for Laurier at Frank’s Coffee Haus, which opened earlier in the year. Samples were given out of Planet Bean coffee which […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Wilfrid Laurier and University of Waterloo to receive upgrades to their athletic facilities

The city of Waterloo has committed to a $5 million donation to split between both of the universities in the city, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in order to upgrade their athletic facilities. The University of Waterloo will be putting its half of the funding towards enhancing the Columbia Ice Field, a $23 million expansion, while Laurier’s […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·