• Last But Not Least

    Welp, Here it is. The last and final blog post of the 2013-2014 year. Roxi here, your Vice President of Communications for the past school year. I have been behind the scenes managing our online presence, including the three lovely bloggers whose posts you…

  • Lend Your Leg Day!

    On Friday, April 4th, 2014 CICDA helped to fund the Global Studies Association’s Lend Your Leg Day. This event was organized to help bring landmine awareness to Laurier. This year began the “Fill Your Sock” campaign, in which socks with cash donations were collected…

  • Eat, Sleep, Study, Repeat..

    Golden Hawks… Yet another week of endless studying and paper writing has passed and a new week has begun. It blows my mind that we have only two weeks left of school. Where did the time go? The struggle is real, but just know…

  • Break a Take

    Er.. I mean Take a Break. It’s clearly time for one. Hello again Hawks, Week 9 – Beginning the blogs this way has an apocalyptic feel, doesn’t it? Week 9. Still moving forward. Need food. Coffee has replaced air. Send money so we can…

  • Global Engagement Week

    From February 23-28th Global Engagement Week at WLU, organized by Laurier International, refers to a set of events intended to celebrate the diversity of Laurier’s community. Participants were given the opportunity to explore food, engage with cultures, and connect with communities. Laurier International describes…

  • Essay Season- The Struggle is Real

    Hey Hawks, Week 8 – things are becoming crazy. I’d say we have successfully made it to what I call ‘Essay Season’. It’s a little cold (cause, you know, OSAP is running out and heat is a luxury); it’s a little busy (but we…

  • Events, Events, Events!

    Welcome back Golden Hawks, I hope you had a safe and relaxing reading week. I definitely did not get as much work done as I anticipated but it was nice to relax for a week and catch up on sleep, but for now I…

  • Drop-kicks and Chocolate

    Another week has gone by. I cannot believe that today we start week 5 – time really does fly. However, CICDA has some events planned for the upcoming months. Have you ever felt unsafe on campus or even walking around Waterloo? I definitely have….

  • Omigod, You Guys!

    Legally Blonde performed by Laurier Musical Theatre Some of you might have heard of Legally Blonde, but for those who have not, it is a play about a blonde, love struck girl (Elle Woods) who enrols in Harvard’s Law School in pursuit of her…

  • A Onesie, A Snuggie and Some School Spirit

    Welcome to Week 3 Golden Hawks, It’s my first blog since our break, so I hope your holidays were fantastic! Sarah already touched on the Ice Storm in CICDA’s last blog, so I won’t go in depth. I will, however, let the visual image…

  • Kick-Starting the New Semester with Laurier’s Exchange Students

    The end of the fall semester of 2013 was quite a bittersweet one. On the one hand, it was sweet because we were all pretty excited and grateful to have made it to the end of another calendar year. And on the other hand,…

  • A Frozen 2014

    Welcome back Golden Hawks, Congratulations, we are half way done another year at Laurier! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday and is ready for a fresh (somewhat) start! Mine was exactly what I needed – relaxing. I may have spent too…

  • Surviving the Holidays: University Edition

    17 Days until Christmas Hawks! Don’t pretend you aren’t counting. I was in Toronto this past weekend drinking a Starbucks venti blonde roast and typing away on a take-home essay when I had an epiphany of sorts. I know the struggle of December all…

  • CICDA’s first VLOG post! How Well Do You Know Your Faculty of Arts Student Society?

    Don’t be caught not knowing what CICDA stands for…

  • The Big Hoorah

    Hey Golden Hawks, I don’t know about you, but my November has been filled with endless amounts of readings and papers. I am counting down the days until I can finally breathe again. While procrastinating last week I stumbled upon this video. You may…

  • Meeting Quin Co

    Due to the positive responses received from our last exchange student profile, I decided to extend it into an entire series. That is, over the next few weeks, I will seek creative ways to capture the experiences of both incoming and outgoing exchange students…

  • Saving the World, One Conference at a Time

    Hey Hawks, I hope you’re all well! I’m just touching base to let you know that a group on campus known as Laurier Model United Nations is the winner of two awards at Queens University! With the financial support and assistance of CICDA via…

  • Kickboxers and Suits

    On Thursday November 7th, the Laurier Law Society held Industry Night, where students interested in a career in law had the chance to network with various legal professionals whether they were lawyers, professors or legal assistants. With my interest in law, it was clearly…

  • Grant Funding, Fondue, and Cheese for Days

    Hey Hawks, Where has the time gone? It’s already November and week ten of the fall term is right around the corner. As I mentioned in my intro blog, I’m in Global Studies and Political Science; this also means that for the month of…

  • Exchange Student Profile – Filip

    Although Laurier has one of the biggest exchange programs in the country, little is known about the foreign students that participate in it. This week, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with one of them, Filip Linden Lofgren, from Sweden, and…

  • A Coffee and A Midterm

    And thus begins the week of recovery, the Germans like their beer and so do Golden Hawks. After a week of Oktoberfest festivities, its time for another week of less-than-romantic dates with the library. Can you believe that we are already half way done…

  • Slow Week

    Welcome Back Hawks, I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic and your break serene! There are a few events happening around campus this week that are definitely worth mentioning. Since I realize most of us are still nurturing our turkey comas coming into this slow…

  • MAYO with an O

    They call me Moyo. My full name, however, is Moyosore Ademola Arewa, and I am neither a writer, nor a poet. What I am is a soul that is seeking education and the enlightenment that follows. That being said, I am a third year…

  • Optimism

    My name is Cara Peticca. I’m in my fourth year here at Laurier and taking Global Studies with a double major in Political Science. Before I came to WLU in the fall of 2010 (yes, I’m old), I was both naïve and optimistic. Over…

  • nostalgia and greetings

    Fellow Golden Hawks, Remember when you first came to Laurier? Did you have that empty feeling in your stomach? A million butterflies in it? Some of you may have been excited, hugging your parent’s goodbye as you began a new chapter of your life….

  • A Year to Remember: Welcome Address from the CICDA President

    It seems like a lifetime ago, that warm spring day I received my acceptance letter from Laurier’s Faculty of Arts. How excited I was to be part of this community surging with Golden Hawk spirit, a community encouraging social involvement while still offering one…

  • Welcome to CICDA: Your new Arts Student Society!

    We figured it’s our turn to form a student society… Everyone’s doin’ it, right? This website is your new connection to fellow Faculty of Arts students and CICDA is your new best friend. We fund your clubs, fund your projects, provide you with great…

  • A Message from the External Vice President of CICDA

    Dear Arts Clubs, Welcome to CICDA! I’ve been granted the opportunity to work with you all this year and I can’t wait to see how much we will accomplish together. It’s a new year for CICDA, and most definitely a new year for us….