Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa is a fourth year English student pursuing a global studies minor. After working as the Opinion Editor the past year, she is now the Arts and Life Editor for the Cord. Alyssa likes pants more than shirts and thinks everyone would look better with a nose piercing.

Articles by Alyssa Di Sabatino

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Waterloo region council announces mandatory face mask bylaws

Waterloo region council has announced the approval of the bylaws that will require people to wear masks on Grand River Transit and indoor public spaces, effective on July 13.  The council approved the bylaws in a meeting on Monday night, in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The bylaws will be in place until Sept. 30, with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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How product delivery has changed for local craft beer and cannabis companies

In the midst of this global health crisis, many local companies have had to find alternative ways to adjust to the circumstances in terms of product delivery.  While the province has moved towards phase two of reopening earlier this month, these alternatives are still necessary for some companies, more specifically, for craft beer and cannabis shops in the region.  John […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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Looking at systemic injustice and anti-Black racism in the Waterloo region

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests are leading the way for critical discussions around race and racism and, more specifically, anti-Black racism. These global protests followed after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by members of the Minnesota police force on May 25.  While the protests are shedding a light on many injustices that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Racist posters found inside Kitchener-Waterloo residents’ mailboxes

Posters containing racist statements have been circulating in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, with reports stating that these posters have been found in local residents’ mailboxes.   The posters express racist statements regarding interracial marriages and the children of interracial partners. The Cord has chosen not to republish these statements.  Kitchener mayor Berry Vrbanovic penned a response online and has called the posters […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Laurier students come forward with experiences of racism and discrimination on campus

The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police on May 25 has sparked global and national protests.  These protests have been leading the way for discussions around racism, anti-Black racism, workplace discrimination and institutionalized racism. Within the past few weeks, students from Wilfrid Laurier University have used these discussions to share their experiences of racism on […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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How International Students at Laurier are being affected by COVID-19 pandemic

  While the current health pandemic has affected the majority of the population in some capacity, international students, who are already thousands of kilometers away from home, are facing different challenges. The Prime Minister has emphasized that opening Canada’s border to international travel would pose a great risk in containing outbreaks of the virus, but even as Ontario begins to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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What the cancellation of OUA sports programming means for Laurier Athletics

On June 8, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships. The cancellation, which was made based on provincial public health regulations, will be in place until Dec. 31. 2020. “It’s for the health and safety for our student athletes, our coaches, all our staff  — including the student staff that have to work […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

OUA announces the cancellation of sports programming for the fall term

Ontario University Athletics (OUA) has announced that all OUA-sanctioned sports programming and championships will be cancelled for the first semester, in response to COVID-19.  This cancellation will be in effect up until Dec. 31. OUA will be monitoring the unfolding health situation to determine a timeframe for delivering sports programming again when able to do so. “It was after conversations […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · National, News, Sports ·
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Thousands come together in solidarity with Black Lives Matter march on Wednesday

On June 3, an estimated 20 000 people attended the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter to protest and raise awareness for the many lives lost to police brutality.  The march, which began at 44 Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, happened in response to racial injustice against Black and racialized folks. Attendees of all ages were there to stand […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Peaceful Black Lives Matter march to take place in Kitchener

On June 3, the “KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter” will take place at 44 Gaukel street, across the street from Victoria Park, Kitchener. This march, set to begin at 5 pm on Wednesday, is a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with those who have lost their lives to police brutality, institutionalized racism and anti-Blackness.  “We will march for Ahmaud […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·