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Delving into Waterloo’s housing crisis

Delving into Waterloo’s housing crisis

There’s a new trend in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and no, it doesn’t involve fashion, food or phone apps. Rather, it’s undeveloped student apartments. Over the past two years, four condominium buildings have failed to be completed on time for the beginning of the fall term. The first building was 1 Columbia in 2014. The second was the Sage 2 condo […]

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Surviving the Holocaust: Paula Goldhar’s Story

“I would like to thank everyone for coming,” Paula Goldhar said after the microphone’s technical difficulties were sorted out. The presentation was held last Wednesday in a University of Waterloo Mathematics Auditorium, hosted by Hillel Waterloo, for Holocaust Education Week. Paula sat between her two grandchildren, Dayna and Eli Goldhar, in between two projector screens at the front. “I am […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 1 comment · Features ·
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Laurier student joins Ontario’s first blind soccer team

Features Editor Mitchell Consky speaks with blind soccer athlete Hillary Scanlon about her love for the game.

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Unveiling The Cord’s 1991 shut down

Unveiling The Cord’s 1991 shut down

When I was first hired as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in March of this year, I thought I understood the legacy this newspaper had. “Thought” being the key word. The Cord was first published in 1926, under the name “The College Cord.” I trust that you can do the math, but to put it further into perspective, that was 90 […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Features ·
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The jungle juice jinx

Last Saturday night I invited a couple friends over to pre-game. I had found an intensive Jurassic Park movie drinking game online and was prepared to become intoxicatingly mesmerized by the 993 dino-CGI. I prepared two large servings of jungle juice. “Jug A” contained two 295 millilitre berry concentrate packs, 885 millilitres of water and 600 millilitres of Bacardi rum. […]

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Beers and the man with the van

Features Editor Mitchell Consky meets the local ex-military, zombie survival trainer, who sleeps in a 1995 GMC Vandura

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New courses available at Laurier starting fall 2016

New courses available at Laurier starting fall 2016

Faculty of Arts Intercultural Understanding Option This new option, under the faculty of arts, is directly associated with the anthropology program. This option consists of four credits, two mandatory credits from anthropology and two elective credits from a wide range of programs, such as global studies, religion, sociology and history. This option focuses on ethnography, multiculturalism and understanding diversity. Global Studies […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Features ·
Welcome to Greek Life at Laurier

Welcome to Greek Life at Laurier

Let’s walk away from the beer-guzzling mayhem of Animal House and the jarring sexual nervousness of American Pie. Don’t get me wrong. Those classics are as lovable as they are laughable, inspiring following generations long after their release dates, enlightening paths of raging alcoholism and explicit nudity amongst a catapult of unforgettable stories. But what’s Greek Life really about? Switch […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 1 comment · Features ·
Social media is the new diary

Social media is the new diary

I know you’ve heard it all before: “There’s a world beyond your screen!” “Such superficiality is creating unrealistic expectations!” “We’re living in a mode of constant comparison!” “Newsfeeds are a battle zone for external validation!” “Sound the sirens! Our children are losing touch with their reality!” Sound dramatic? Maybe so. But amongst social media’s hyperactive source of surging information, despite […]

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Waking up with Dwayne Johnson

Waking up with Dwayne Johnson

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