Alanna Fairey

Alanna Fairey

3rd year English, 3rd year with The Cord. Since her first week with The Cord when she was assigned to the life section, Alanna knew that she was meant to be the Life Editor one day. Though confident as a writer, Alanna knew that she was not yet ready to make that jump to an editor position and worked as the Local/National Lead Reporter. Thankful for the experiences she gained, Alanna focused on her desire to be an editor and had her platform for life done by the beginning of January. Now her dream has come true and she couldn’t be any happier. Alanna also drinks too much coffee and is obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Articles by Alanna Fairey

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z go On the Run

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are simply flawless. The power couple came to Toronto on July 9 for their first tour together, called “On the Run,” and their show was nothing short of spectacular. As audience members flocked into the arena, a jumbo screen reading “this is not real life” was causing intrigue. The concert was focused on the husband and wife, […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Arts ·
Hindered healing

Hindered healing

When Benjamin Branscombe went to the University of British Columbia with his best friend Colin Rakusin in September 2009, he thought they would be roommates throughout their university career. He never imagined he would be burying his roommate a short three months later. “It’s still kind of hard to talk about,” Branscombe said. “We were supposed to be roommates all […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Features ·
Graphic from Joshua Awolade

My first summer job

No one ever forgets their first summer job. Whether it began in high school or later, that first taste of making your own earned money is a memorable experience. Remembering that first summer job can be cringe-worthy, as we remember how we tried maneuvering our way through an unfamiliar work environment while also being under the tutelage of stereotypically scary […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Features ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Review: The Lion King stage production

Whoever said nostalgia isn’t what it used to be hasn’t seen the stage production of Disney’s The Lion King. Ever since I was in the fourth grade and found out I missed the original production of The Lion King, I made a promise that I would see it the next time it came to Toronto. When I found out that […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Arts ·
File photo by Rosalie Eid

Trudeau not the answer for Liberals

It’s hard for me to find politicians I like. As a very opinionated person, it’s even harder to find one who I’d consider voting for. Small-c conservatism seems stuck in Canada, and that’s a shame considering it’s where my values align. But all hope isn’t lost. Looking at Canada as a whole, it seems like the country is finally heading […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Opinion ·

What comes next?

From the minute we start school, we are asked what we want to be when we grow up. Through high school, our answers start to carry a bit more weight as we come closer and closer to deciding what we are going to do with the rest of our lives. However, it’s not until we get to university and we’re […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Opinion ·
Cord-o-scopes: April edition

Cord-o-scopes: April edition

Aries (March 21 – Apr. 19): It’s okay to hand in that essay a few days late. What’s the worst that could happen? Two per cent a day is nothing? Oh. It’s 20 per cent? Shit. Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20): Scrambling to find a summer job? They say good things come to those who wait, but I don’t […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·

Graduates, it’s time to give up old habits

For a large number of students here at Wilfrid Laurier University, May 1st brings an end to their university careers. For these select individuals, no matter who they are, Laurier gave them potentially the best years of their lives. Not because they won’t be successful in the future, but because they won’t be able to get away with certain luxuries […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·
(Graphic by Joshua Awolade)

Exes as friends

There is always that one partner that knows your darkest secrets, where you hide your secret stash of midnight snacks and the fact that Justin Bieber is your guilty pleasure. What happens when this relationship disintegrates? Do they take all your secrets with them, or do you continue a cordial friendship even when you both begin dating others? There is […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·
(Photo by Jessica Dik)

Ren41 restaurant review

*You can read Anna’s original review here * Recently, I decided to take some friends out to a nice dinner for a little taste of luxury in downtown Kitchener at The Ren41.  It is an interesting looking building with a cool modern city design. As we arrived, the hostess took our coats and brought us to our table. I liked the […]

by Alanna Fairey· · Life ·