Hindered healing

Feature - Heather Davidson
Times of loss also mean times of help, no matter where it comes from.

When Benjamin Branscombe went to the University of British Columbia with his best friend Colin Rakusin in September 2009, he thought they would be roommates throughout their university career. He never imagined he would be burying his roommate a short…

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My first summer job

No one ever forgets their first summer job. Whether it began in high school or later, that first taste of making your own earned money is a memorable experience. Remembering that first summer job can be cringe-worthy, as we remember…

Graphic from Joshua Awolade

Summer in the City

  For many Wilfrid Laurier University students, the end of April marked the end of the school year and the beginning of summer holidays. However, while a large portion of students move back home for the summer, there are students…

Graphic by Lena Yang

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…

Feature - Lena Yang

Laurier’s first responders

It’s a crisp, clear morning on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus. The low throb of music and the silly, drunken laughter of students carry out from the residences onto the sidewalk, just giving a hint of the debauchery that will soon…

(Photo by Ryan Hueglin)

Breaking the binge: the impacts of some students’ favourite activity pastime

Having a few drinks every once in a while is fun. Ending up in the hospital because of reckless drinking is not. With St. Patrick’s Day dawning upon us, we are all anticipating a weekend full of day drinking and…

(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Fitting the Olympic mould

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The same thing can be said about athletes. With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia recently coming to a close, one can reflect on their favourite sporting event and…

(Contributed photo)

Time Well Wasted: 10 websites to help you through studying

Oh, the dreaded mid-term season — the one of two times this semester where caffeine levels spike, sleep becomes increasingly elusive and your diet consists of nothing but pizza and Ritz crackers. Reading Week is approaching, but the stress doesn’t…

(Photo by Heather Davidson)

And the Oscar goes to…

Best Picture: Who was nominated: American Hustle Nebraska Captain Phillips Philomena Dallas Buyers Club 12 Years a Slave Gravity The Wolf of Wall Street Her Our version: American Hustle Inside Llewyn Davis Saving Mr. Banks Dallas Buyers Club 12 Years…

(Graphics by Kate Turner and Lena Yang)

Global crafts: cultivating homemade consumerism

Amy Walbridge hasn’t had a proper dining room for six years. Reams of fabric and spools of thread now take up the space; a one-woman factory exists where the formal table and chairs once sat. Like a tiny assembly line,…

(Graphic manipulations by Kate Turner)