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Why Waterloo Should Further Improve Its Cycling Infrastructure

For most university students, the idea of commuting to school by car is nothing but a daydream. Barring the costs of buying and owning...

My Roommates Posed a Public Health Hazard

Almost everyone has a bad roommate story — it seems like it’s an inevitable part of student housing. This is just one story; a...

High school didn’t prepare me for this  

High school was the best four years of my life. I spent it in the city I grew up in for the last 18...

Boy, girl, alien: chronicles of gender attribution

 “So, what are you?” “You have a beard. Are you a boy?” “Only boys wear belts. Girls wear dresses. You must be a boy because you...

LEARNING, LABOUR, AND LEGISLATION: Unionisation and how the government affects student workers

The provincial government has considerable influence on universities and can use its power to cause harm to both students and university workers (instructors, TAs,...

Children are the future — so why do we undermine them?

Today, an increasing number of young people are abstaining from raising children, pointing to reasons such as the ongoing climate crisis, overpopulation, personal aspirations,...

I’M A TA…  SO WHAT?

The University of Waterloo has a Teaching Assistantship problem: TAs and their labour are not taken seriously. Currently, UW is the only university in...

Politicians can’t ignore us by Michelle Angkasa Why every student needs to get out...

The provincial election is coming up on June 2, and it’s a critical opportunity for us as youth to hold our elected officials to...

Rediscover your love of reading

Like many voracious young readers, my childhood and early teens were consumed by books. I read constantly, devouring anything and everything that came my...

The Oscars are alienating their audience in their bid to appeal to a ‘wider...

Every year when the Oscar nominations roll out, public discourse around the ceremony fills up with a barrage of some people asking, “Who cares?”...
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