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Brock Turner and his father’s pathetic plea

Brock Turner and his father’s pathetic plea

Last week, social media seemed to explode with those eager to voice their opinions about the Stanford sexual assault case. For those unfamiliar with the story, Brock Turner, a former 20-year-old student at Stanford University, was found guilty last March for three counts of sexually assaulting a woman in January 2015. Two weeks ago, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Opinion
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Is universal income the way of the future?

With incessant news coming from south of the border, it’s not surprising that it took something as absurd as “elbowgate” to break through. Canadian politics, since Justin Trudeau became prime minister, could be described as so sunny it hurts. Even when there are things to gripe about, he and the reigning liberals just look so damn good that it’s hard […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · 0 comments · Opinion
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Unsigned: Are gendered-segregated residences outdated?

The University of Waterloo’s Registrar’s Office was recently approached by a student who did not identify as male or female. This student was told that, in order to apply to be a student, a gender needed to be selected on the OUAC form. A motion has since been written for the application form to be changed and thanks to the […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Opinion
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Unsigned: Achieving fitness results requires effort, not money

The summer body of your dreams is only 100 dollars away! With one easy purchase, all your fitness goals will suddenly be achieved! At least, that’s what they want you to believe. Personal activity trackers, such as Fitbits and other pedometer alternatives, have revolutionized the fitness industry, by making people believe that fitness results are achieved through slamming dollars on […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Opinion
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Trudeau as a victim of media sensationalism

On May 19, an EgyptAir flight that was bound for Cairo from Paris crashed off the Greek island of Crete with 66 passengers and crew on board, including two Canadians. There is a good chance you did not hear many details about this last Thursday, as news coverage from all major media outlets at that time was dominated by Justin […]

by Jordan Baechler· · 7 comments · Opinion