Opinion

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Unsigned: Female representation in the new leaders of Laurier

In the past few months, Laurier has elected a new president and a new chancellor — both of whom are female. It seems, thus far, that no one seems to be too interested in this fact. From what we’ve seen, there has been no reaction from the greater Laurier community. It’s like any other new hire. In our opinion, that’s […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Sea World’s black fish should be a martyr for his generation

Sea World’s black fish should be a martyr for his generation

Picture your student apartment. It’s most likely small, maybe a little dirty, but nonetheless, it’s your home. You can come and go as you please. You even have the freedom to move if it isn’t the perfect fit. Now think about having the inability to leave. Think about your apartment having no doors, no windows. Think about staying there for […]

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

Unsigned: Self-care is the most important aspect when you’re sick

It’s that time of year again; noses are running, there’s a chorus of coughs and the “Laurier plague” is a common topic of conversation. Is your perfect attendance record really worth it when you’re sick? There’s an anxiety that comes from both staying at home and from going to class. If you stay home, it feels like the end of […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
How to define your home

How to define your home

Where is home? In an effort to eloquently define home, I took notes from the TED Talk of two talented writers, Pico Iyer and Taiye Selasi. Iyer spoke about identifying “home” as work in progress, constantly adding new panels to the stained glass window. He said that stepping out of our comfort zone and into the world will let you […]

by Fani Hsieh· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor: 10-hour rule

Letter to the Editor: 10-hour rule

In the 1990’s the Ontario Government sought support from the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies for something called the 10-Hour Rule, which states that graduate students are not allowed to work more than an average of 10 hours per week on-campus. The OCGS adopted the rule, binding all Ontario universities to comply. In 2014 the government realized their mistake and […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
The Palestinian flags of Rawabi — a new city in the West Bank with state-of-the-art architecture and thousands of residents expected to move in over the next few years.

Hidden truths of the Middle East

  Instead of going to the beach and sipping on piña coladas this past December break, I got on a 12-hour flight to the Middle East with one focus: educating myself on the Israeli-Arab conflict. I drove a dune-buggy along the Israeli-Syrian border, riding through the ruins and rubble that was the Syrian army’s headquarters up until the 1967 Six-Day-War; […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 14 comments · Opinion ·