Opinion

How we approach emotional healing

How we approach emotional healing

Eight years ago, my best friend broke her foot. She had crutches, and even had to do physiotherapy. Even to this day, it bothers her. If she lands on it wrong, or wears shoes with a heel, her foot can cause her pain for a couple of days. The way her body reacted to a broken bone was normal. After […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graohic by Fani Hsieh

Falling in love with your major

Though I haven’t been very vocal about it, over the summer I worked on the set of a History Channel documentary called Black Watch Snipers, highlighting the men of the Royal Highland Regiment during World War Two.  At the time, I knew that the story we were telling was an incredible one, but I didn’t know the magnitude of the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Time for a break

Editor’s note: Time for a break

It’s that time of year again. Students at Wilfrid Laurier University are locking themselves in their rooms to study for exams; finding a spot in the library seems next to impossible and before they know it, they’re packing up their belongings and heading back to their hometowns for the holidays. Collectively, you should all give yourselves a pat on the […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: Standing up for your beliefs can make a big difference

For the first time since the protests began, it appears that the Dakota Access Pipeline may be diverted around Standing Rock. In this case, the relentless protests of the Indigenous people and their allies made a difference to their future. The protests against the pipeline were organized and direct. It attracted the attention of countless people over social media, demanding […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: “Study drugs” are a bad habit that should be avoided

University is a competitive place to be. Everyone is balancing so many things at once — that’s not new information. In a sphere that directly compares us to one another, students seem to be willing to go to any means to get a competitive edge. In the same way that some students pull all-nighters and only eat pizza for weeks […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: Laurier’s exam de-stressors might be missing the mark

As exams draw closer and closer, Laurier is preparing for the stress that comes with them for our students. But are the precautions that are being provided for students really accessible? All of the de-stressing and mindfulness activities are great in theory. They should provide a break from the cramming to make time for ourselves. But at the end of […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·