Articles by: Bethany Bowles

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 […]

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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 […]

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Graphic by Meaghan Ince

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. […]

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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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Photo by Victoria Panacci

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 […]

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Sea World’s black fish should be a martyr for his generation

Sea World’s black fish should be a martyr for his generation

Picture your student apartment. It’s most likely small, maybe a little dirty, but nonetheless, it’s your home. You can come and go as you please. You even have the freedom to move if it isn’t the perfect fit. Now think about having the inability to leave. Think about your apartment having no doors, no windows. Think about staying there for […]

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UPDATED: Veritas Café opens with new manager, Dosman hires lawyer

UPDATED: Veritas Café opens with new manager, Dosman hires lawyer

Click here to skip to the January 20th update. As of Jan. 9, Veritas Café has re-opened, with a new manager, altered menu and fresh look. On Dec. 12, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, operator of Veritas Café, which is located in the quad, beside the GSA office. His termination was a […]

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The Cord wins two JHM awards

The Cord wins two JHM awards

On Jan. 4, ten members of The Cord staff headed to Fredericton, New Brunswick for NASH, an annual post-secondary media and journalism conference. This yearly conference brings in student journalists from across the country to meet various professionals in the journalism industry and learn about the most recent trends in reporting, photography, multi-media and design, among others. At the end […]

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Photo by Victoria Panacci

BREAKING: GSA confirms issues prior to “slave” joke

As of Jan. 9, Veritas Café has re-opened, with a new manager, altered menu and fresh look. On Dec. 12, The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association terminated its contract with Sandor Dosman, operator of Veritas Café, which is located in the quad, beside the GSA office. His termination was a result of a help wanted ad that Dosman posted on […]

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The Cord nominated for 12 JHM awards

The Cord nominated for 12 JHM awards

On Jan. 4, a small group of The Cord staff will head to Fredericton, New Brunswick to attend NASH, an annual post-secondary journalism conference. This yearly conference brings in student journalists from across the country to meet various professionals in the journalism industry and learn about the most recent trends in reporting, photography, multi-media and design, among others. At the […]

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