Articles by: Bethany Bowles

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· · 4 comments · Opinion ·
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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 […]

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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 ·
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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 ·
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Poetry: a late but promising entrant to Instagram fame

When Instagram came into the world six years ago, it was geared towards photographers. The point of this new social media platform was to tell stories visually, with only a short caption to complement the photograph. Like Facebook, Instagram has evolved as more and more users test different ways they can use the platform. Instagram isn’t just for photography anymore. […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

This Students’ Union election season has been the mildest and least exciting of all Students’ Union elections that I have observed in the past five years. With only one candidate for president and CEO, and with that candidate running a very thought out and well prepared campaign, the result seems inevitable. This year, there are only 15 students running for […]

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Changes are being made to Winter Carnival

Every January, students at Wilfrid Laurier University are invited to participate in Winter Carnival, the annual school spirit week that resurrects Laurier spirit after Orientation Week appears to be a thing of the past. “It gives students something outside of the classroom … I think Winter Carnival can provide that opportunity for students to get involved and meet other people […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 2 comments · Campus, News ·