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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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 ·
Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

It feels like every time I scroll through Twitter or Facebook, I’m reading the latest article on why I should “make the most” of my downtime. There’s been a huge push from people online spreading sentiments saying that since we’re all home right now, we should be making every effort to fill our days with as much activity as possible. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Laurier announces classes will be moved online for Fall Term amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Laurier has announced that they will offer most courses virtually or online for the Fall 2020 Term. “Over the past few weeks, the university has been engaged in collaborative discussions to consider how we will deliver the fall term in a way that meets government and public health guidelines and maintains the safety of our new and returning students, faculty […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier opens its residence buildings to healthcare workers

Laurier has recently partnered with regional hospitals to provide temporary housing to healthcare professionals who are choosing to live away from their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced in a news release on May 4, about 150 residence rooms will be available for hospital workers to isolate in, starting early this month. “We’re always looking for ways to ensure that […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Charges made in connection to fatal shooting of Laurier student in December

Two men have been charged with second-degree murder following the fatal shooting of first-year student, Yafiet Rezene on Dec 15. Police responded to the shooting at a Kitchener house party at 4:15 am, where Rezene was found dead on the scene. His death was confirmed by Laurier on Dec 16. Two others are reported to have received gunshot wounds, but […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Gardening: a relaxing and practical quarantine hobby

With everything being shut down a lot of people have been left to their own devices. There’s basically nothing to do except panic-buy groceries, and, well, just panic.   But do you wanna know who’s not panic-buying groceries? People who have gardens. Why would you need to panic-buy when you can do your produce shopping straight from your backyard?   So if you’re looking for […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·

Take your mind on a trip this quarantine with these virtual tours

The safest way to avoid contracting COVID-19 right now is by social distancing, but many of us would be lying if we said we weren’t feeling the effects of staying at home all day.  There’s only so much you can do within the four walls of your home without feeling like you’re falling into a rut.  Thankfully, many attractions, parks […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events ·
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Best volunteer stories of 2019-20 – Arts and Life

(Un)conventional alternatives for Valentine’s Day by Jackson Carse In this satirical article, staff writer Jackson Carse addresses the age-old question — “what do single people do on Valentine’s day?” This story outlines four of the best ways to keep yourself occupied when you’re single during this romance-driven holiday, and luckily, a lot of these alternatives will also work during social isolation. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Due to the latest public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies, both small and large are seeing the need to engage in significant business changes.  On March 23, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that all non-essential businesses close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, effective on March 24, at 11:59 pm.  Despite […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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The third season of Netflix’s “On My Block” balances plot holes with an enjoyable and nuanced story

The third season on Netflix’s On My Block was released on March 11, and with only eight episodes — as opposed to the previous ten per season — it is easily bingeable. This is especially so considering the current global circumstances.  For those who aren’t familiar with the show, On My Block is a coming-of age tale that follows the […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·