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Perfecting your pitch

Students gathered for a UW Toastmasters meeting.

Mark Twain once said, “There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.”

The Water Boys sing their way to historic success

The Water Boys pose with an award.

In 2008, eight engineers from the University of Waterloo joined together to create a platform from which they could actively pursue one of their many passions – singing! It was then that the Water Boys, UWaterloo’s first all-male a cappella group, was officially formed.

Step aside Shakespeare - there are new wordsmiths in town

A Battle of Waterloo was played out via poetry and spoken word this past term as one of UWaterloo’s youngest clubs hosted the Battle of Waterloo Poetry Slam.

Becoming a Team Canada dragon boater

Success is a process; it takes time and effort to achieve great things. For five UWaterloo students who were just named to the Under 24 Canadian National Dragon Boat Squad, success was a process that took time, effort, dedication and teamwork. And paddling. Lots of paddling.

The start of something new

UWaterloo Rotaract club comes to campus

Guest blog by Anna Giesbrecht

Rotaract stands for peace, health, community and education; it offers opportunities in the community, workplace, and internationally; and it’s a place where people who are looking to be challenged, make a difference, and have fun can come together.

Champions of safety

University of Waterloo Lifesaving Club earns first national championship banner

Adrian Cossu, the UWaterloo Lifesaving Club president has been training for and competing in lifesaving sport competitions for almost 10 years, and this year he and his team brought the national championship banner home to Waterloo for the first time.

It’s raining talent

The Barometer Boys heat up Waterloo’s Got Talent

Last Friday, the Federation of Students hosted Waterloo’s Got Talent and a capella group The Barometer Boys took home the $500 grand prize for their rendition of “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls.

Teaching with turbans

uWaterloo students run educational Turban Tying Day

March is Sikh Awareness Month and the University of Waterloo Sikh Students Association (UWSSA) is hosting their annual Turban Tying Day for the third year in the Student Life Centre today, March 6 from 10am until 3pm.

The Greek fight for life

uWaterloo fraternity and sororities surpass fundraising goal

Ian Pinnell, a third-year International Development student, began planning a University of Waterloo fraternity and sorority “Derby Days” fundraising event last summer. What he couldn’t have planned for when he chose to raise money for the Hunstman Cancer Institute was that his Sigma Chi fraternity, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Sigma Lambda Gamma sororities would surpass their $2,500 fundraising goal on day one of the week-long event. By the end of the week, Ian and his group had raised $17,000, almost seven times their original goal.

A little compliment goes a long way

Speech Communication students spread happiness on campus

What does it take to make a change? Six Speech Communication students started “Project Happy Power” this term when they were challenged in their Leadership course (SPCOM 227) to prove that a small gesture can accomplish big things. The goal was to show that advocacy is easy, for anyone.

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