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Lindsay Purchase

About Lindsay Purchase

4th year, Global Studies major with political science and French minors, 4th year with The Cord. Lindsay Purchase began her love affair with news writing in 2010 as a volunteer writer for the World section. After spending two years writing for and then overseeing the Local/National section, she is broadening her horizons to include Campus as the Senior News Editor for 2013-2014. Other interests include international affairs and all kinds of eating.
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This is your exam on drugs

Drinking excessive amounts of coffee or Red Bull. Splashing your face with cold water. Taking a power nap. Students pulling an all-nighter under the pressure of a deadline are well-versed in the techniques to rob your body of sleep. But…

Kathleen Wynne was in Kitchener-Waterloo Tuesday

Premier announces GO Train service increase

The Ontario Liberal government is set to increase GO Train transit between Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area—provided, that is, that the province is able to get its budget past the legislature this spring. Premier Kathleen Wynne was in…

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair visited a Kitchener home Tuesday morning. (Photo by Lindsay Purchase)

Mulcair visits local resident’s home

Federal NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, stopped by a Kitchener home on Tuesday morning to discuss the NDP affordability plan with area locals. The visit was part of a series of kitchen table talks nationwide that Mulcair is engaging in on…

The Canadian government announced that it will be imposing sanctions on some Ukranian officials. (Photo by Will Huang)

UW prof reflects on conflict in Ukraine

Heated protests, chaos in Kyiv, the fall of one government and the rapid emergence of another—these are the images presented to the world of Ukraine today. But for John Jaworsky, a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo,…

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Lambert selects executive team members

Sam Deeming VP: finance and administration       Rick Camman VP: university affairs         Tom Ebeyer VP: clubs and associations           Heather Gaffney VP: programming and services, Waterloo        …

Foot Patrol is located in the FNCC. (Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Admin address recent Foot Patrol allegations

A ‘Dear Life’ submitted and published in The Cord two weeks ago about an alleged “assailant” on Foot Patrol has raised plenty of discussion—but led to no answers—for Wilfrid Laurier University’s student services. The ‘Dear Life,’ which was submitted anonymously…

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

New St. Paddy’s event to be hosted on Seagram Drive

For the past few years, St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra Street has been a popular celebration for university students in Waterloo. But after a gathering of over 7,000 people last year—exceeding the street’s limit of 2,100—officials have been thinking of…

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University press co-op in financial crisis

The future of the Canadian University Press (CUP), a national co-operative of student newspapers, is in jeopardy. The organization needs to raise $50,000 in order to remain in operation beyond the end of its financial year, ending in April. The…

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Laurier in brief: Feb. 12

Brantford YMCA construction update Construction will begin in Brantford on a new athletics and recreation facility this summer. The Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic and Recreation Centre—supported by a $3.6 million contribution from Laurier Brantford undergraduate students and $40 million from…

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Ontario jobs see slow increase

Figures reported by the Ontario government are showing an increase of 6,000 net jobs in the province for the first month of 2014. Drawing on data from Statistics Canada, the ministry of economic development, trade and employment released that employment…