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The politics of pipelines

The environmental movement has become such a mixed bag of idiocy that it has begun to turn me against the crucial issue of environmental protection.

Graphic by Lena Yang

Rad Week ‘filling gaps’

For the fourth year in a row, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group is putting on Rad Week, which offers alternative orientation programming to first-year students. LSPIRG’s programming runs in tandem with the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Orientation Week,…

File photo by Ryan Hueglin.

Five fresh faces added to women’s basketball

With the sound of bronze still ringing freshly in their ears from the previous season, the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s basketball team looked to refurbish their roster by adding five new recruits. Last year’s successful season was led by four…

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Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs had a season full of ups and downs, and as they watch the playoffs wrap up from a golf course somewhere in Florida, it might be worth taking a look at how exactly they faired this past…

Photo by Will Huang

An award for what you love

Shohini Ghose doesn’t view teaching as a job — she views it as a privilege. So when the physics and computer science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University claimed the prize for education at the Women of Waterloo Region Awards, she…

Graphic by Adele Palmquist

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…

Photo by Will Huang

ION gets provincial boost

The Region of Waterloo’s Ion Light Rail Transit system is seeing yet another milestone. On March 28, Ontario minister of transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray reaffirmed the provincial government’s contribution of $300 million to the project. The province initially committed…

Rami Said, 25, announces bid for mayor

Young candidate puts name in race

Waterloo’s newest—and youngest—mayoral hopeful has some ideas to put students front and centre in this year’s election. “The students are part of our ecosystem; we can’t just give them ‘here’s what you get, deal with it,’” said Rami Said, the…

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Students ask for more participatory learning options

Some students in Ontario today aren’t seeing the same value in the conventional lecture setting anymore. Instead, they are seeing the value outside of the classroom. In a recent survey released by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), almost half…