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Final projects set in motion

The final third of the Student Life Levy (SLL) funds has been approved for the 2013-14 year and distributed to multiple projects on the Waterloo campus. And for the first time, student-at-large projects have been funded. Three projects of the…

Brandon Chow and Andrew Paladi won Canada’s Business Model Competition at Dalhousie University. (Photo by: Jessica Dik)

Start-up helps web design

Thanks to a new Wilfrid Laurier University student start-up, businesses will be able to better design their websites. First-year students and Teknically co-founders Andrew Paradi and Brandon Chow recently won Canada’s Business Model Competition at Dalhousie University on March 15….

(Photo by Heather Davidson)

A personality revealed by lipstick

The right lipstick has the power to change your entire look. This is a bold claim, but one that I believe wholeheartedly to be true. The right shade can make you look put together when you don’t have time to…

(Photo by Heather Davidson)

Chaput named Outstanding Woman of Laurier

Bree Chaput knows how to capture a room. At the ninth annual Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) luncheon, Chaput, a fouth-year women’s basketball guard, took home the honour for 2013-14 and captured the room full of sponsors, athletes, donors and…


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‘End the Silence’ Facebook page opens up conversation

On March 21, a Facebook group emerged entitled End the Silence: Laurier. The group was created with the intent of allowing a safe place for students and survivors of sexual assault within the Wilfrid Laurier University community to anonymously share…

Students’ Union board, president and chair under review

In comparison to board meetings in previous years, this year was rather calm and collected. The meetings ran efficiently and stayed on schedule under the leadership of the Students’ Union chair and CGO, Jordan Epstein. Most directors conducted themselves with…

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Students find home in Waterloo Region post-graduation

For some, four years in Waterloo just isn’t enough. An increasing number of students have decided to call K-W their new home once they have reached alumni status. In fact, Wilfrid Laurier University’s alumni services revealed that out of a…

Vigil remembers Canada’s lost women

Not many people remember  Aboriginal woman, Candice Sollen, but Lila Bruyere does. Bryere’s niece was found on a Toronto sidewalk on December 11, 1998. She had been stabbed in the chest. Two days later, Sollen would succumb to her injury…

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Stabbing at UofC house party leaves 5 dead

A tragic stabbing in Calgary earlier this week left many heartbroken, confused, shocked and in disbelief. Matt de Grood, a 23-year-old graduate from the University of Calgary, has been accused of committing one of the worst mass killings to ever…

Amnesty International critical of pipeline impacts

Amnesty International Canada has expressed growing concern for the protection of Indigenous peoples’ rights, as plans for the Northern Gateway Pipeline draw closer to being finalized. The proposed pipeline intends to transport a daily average of more than a half-million…

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Cord-o-scopes: April edition

Aries (March 21 – Apr. 19): It’s okay to hand in that essay a few days late. What’s the worst that could happen? Two per cent a day is nothing? Oh. It’s 20 per cent? Shit. Taurus (Apr. 20 –…

‘Dear Life’ for April 2

Dear Life, I don’t call my country a cunt, so please don’t call my Fraternity a frat. Sincerely, Sorry About The Vulgarity Dear Life, I should’ve learned some Hindi when I had the chance. I love English, but would’ve been…



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First revue a success for LMT

Laurier Musical Theatre hoped to shine a light on the world of college stereotypes with their March 29 production of “What Our Parents Think We Do.” The performance was an hour-long Broadway show held in the Turret. The show highlighted…

In review: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

There are few filmmakers who can consistently project the kind of love for their craft that Wes Anderson does. Even in his less revered films (The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited) there is the kind of radiant warmth and passion…



(Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Laurier Lettermen donates $10,000

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lettermen Club presented a $10,000 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday, following a successful PowderPuff tournament earlier this year. The 24 registered teams raised the money with registration fees and donations, Laurier Lettermen president…

Laurier basketball’s Bree Chaput named 2013-14 OWL recipient

“You’re outstanding because you choose to be.” Kelly Murumets, president and CEO of Tennis Canada, let a room full of motivated young women at this year’s Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) luncheon know that they’re outstanding because they make choices…

(Photo by Heather Davidson)