Bethany Bowles

Bethany Bowles

Bethany is a Laurier English grad who started writing for The Cord in her second year as a student. For two years Bethany volunteered for the Arts & Life section, but then branched out as Features Editor for her final year in university. After graduating university, Bethany found herself unable to leave The Cord and continued on as Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-17 school year. Bethany is addicted to coffee, indie rock and receives an intense satisfaction from creasing the spine of a brand new novel.

Articles by Bethany Bowles

Laurier says goodbye to professor Don Morgenson

Laurier says goodbye to professor Don Morgenson

On Monday, April 3, Laurier professor emeritus Donald Morgenson, passed away. Morgenson was a well-loved psychology professor, who began working at Laurier in 1960. From 1962-64, Morgenson served as dean of students. In 1986, he was named Canadian Professor of the Year. After officially retiring in 1994, Morgenson continued to teach at Laurier for several years. Originally from Minnesota, Morgenson’s work […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Campus, News ·
Editor’s note: saying goodbye

Editor’s note: saying goodbye

On Sunday night, I attended my last ever Editorial Board meeting with The Cord. For the past two years, that’s what I’ve done on Sunday nights, much like the other people who work for The Cord. But after Sunday’s meeting, I went home and got into bed and kept thinking about how my time as Editor-in-Chief was coming to a […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Julie Karn wins 12th annual Outstanding Women of Laurier award

Julie Karn wins 12th annual Outstanding Women of Laurier award

Last Thursday evening, Julie Karn, a third-year kinesiology student and midfielder for the Laurier women’s soccer team was the recipient of the 12th annual Outstanding Women of Laurier award. The event was held at Bingeman’s Conference Centre, where several members of the Laurier community, as well as external members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, came together to celebrate female athletes. “I’m […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Sports ·
How to respond if a loved one discloses to you they’ve been sexually assaulted

How to respond if a loved one discloses to you they’ve been sexually assaulted

Picture someone you love. It could be anyone — a friend, a family member, a co-worker. Now picture that person telling you that they’ve been sexually assaulted. How would you react? You may think you have a very clear picture in your head of how you would react to a loved one disclosing to you that they’ve experienced sexual violence, […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Features ·
Why Robitaille’s keynote cancellation isn’t depriving students of intellectual discourse

Why Robitaille’s keynote cancellation isn’t depriving students of intellectual discourse

Controversy has been breaking out as of late at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus in light of the Criminology Students’ Association’s plan to have Danielle Robitaille, Jian Ghomeshi’s defence lawyer, as a keynote speaker at their annual conference on International Women’s Day. In last week’s issue of The Cord, Lauren Eisler, dean of the faculty of human and social sciences, […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 5 comments · Opinion ·
Photo by Paige Bush

St. Patrick’s Day party on Ezra Avenue brings 12,000 partiers

Last year, an estimated 5,000 people were on Ezra Avenue in mid-afternoon, but this year, the numbers have more than doubled. According to The Record, an estimated 12,000 people have joined the crowd on Ezra Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Right before noon, Ezra appeared to be quieter than usual. “We have a significant operational plan in place, we’re […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Victoria Panacci

Asking questions is as important as answering them when it comes to job interviews

As the summer months approach, many students are finding themselves scheduling job interview after job interview, in hopes of finding either summer or post-graduate employment. As much as we are trained in high school and even university to sell ourselves in job interviews, there are times when we are face-to-face with a future employer and we just draw a blank. […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Paige Bush

New laws enforcing calorie counts on food menus raise concern

Last week, I went to Burrito Boyz with some coworkers for lunch. As I read the menu, I noticed that all of the calorie counts were beside each option. When it came time to order, I found myself subconsciously changing my order last minute to something that had less calories than the meal I had originally wanted. As of Jan. […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 4 comments · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
February reads to make the most of your week off

February reads to make the most of your week off

Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella If you were a fan of the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella’s newest book will not disappoint.  Kinsella perfectly captures the “young woman in a big city” trope, much like Rebecca Bloomwood’s character in the Shopaholic series.  This trope resonates with newly graduated people who have dreams […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Not giving into the pressures of Valentine’s Day

Not giving into the pressures of Valentine’s Day

There are two kinds of people in February: people who love Valentine’s Day and people who loathe it. From my experience, there’s no one who really sits on the fence. Stereotypically, the people who love it are in relationships and the people who loathe it are single. For the first time in five years, I’ll be single this upcoming Valentine’s […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·