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Unsigned: Laurier community’s fast response to current events

In the news the past few weeks, there have been many scary examples of intolerance around the world. From Trump’s Muslim ban to the mosque massacre in Quebec City, it’s a scary time for Laurier’s Muslim community. We can’t comment on what other schools did in response to these tragedies, but we were impressed with the fast response from the […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Sex education should continue past high school

When’s the last time you had proper sex education? For most of us, it came in grade nine gym class. That was a long time ago for university students. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that sex isn’t static. Why should our sex education stop at the beginning of high school? There’s an assumption that grade nine is when people […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: HMV’s closing is the end of an era for the music industry

Last Friday, HMV announced that they are closing their Canadian doors for good. As the last major chain music store in Canada, this represents the end of an era. A lot of people have had the rhetoric of “it’s about time,” or “it’s a long time coming.” These people are missing the humanity in the situation. Many people just lost […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: The fine line between fun and bullying in meme culture

If you’ve been keeping up with your internet culture lately, you’ve likely seen a sassy 13-year-old who appeared on Dr. Phil with a “street accent” and is now the latest meme. “Cash me outside” has become our newest trend, but at what cost to this child? We’ve all done a lot of things when we were 13. Some of us […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
Students’ Union election endorsements

Students’ Union election endorsements

The following candidates have been endorsed by The Cord’s Editorial Board. Voting takes place on January 24-26.

by Cord Editorial Board· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Unsigned: Female representation in the new leaders of Laurier

In the past few months, Laurier has elected a new president and a new chancellor — both of whom are female. It seems, thus far, that no one seems to be too interested in this fact. From what we’ve seen, there has been no reaction from the greater Laurier community. It’s like any other new hire. In our opinion, that’s […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Self-care is the most important aspect when you’re sick

It’s that time of year again; noses are running, there’s a chorus of coughs and the “Laurier plague” is a common topic of conversation. Is your perfect attendance record really worth it when you’re sick? There’s an anxiety that comes from both staying at home and from going to class. If you stay home, it feels like the end of […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: The meaning of running an unopposed student election

Campaigning for Students’ Union elections is now officially underway, but the selection for president seems pretty bare. With only one person running, what does that mean for the election? We can see this “race” for president going in one of two ways. The first is that the lone candidate takes the election as a for granted win. The second is […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Trust in the press to tell you the truth over individuals

At the Golden Globes this past weekend, Meryl Streep used her platform upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award to bring attention to recent political events and the future of the United States. Streep’s speech began to take a political turn when she stated that the Hollywood Foreign Press were the “most vilified segments in American society right now … […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Abusive and threatening comments cannot be tolerated

Over the winter break, the Laurier community learned through various media outlets, including The Cord, that the Graduate Students’ Association had terminated their contract with the operator of Veritas Café, Sandor Dosman. The contract was terminated, according to Dosman, due to an ad he posted online looking for new employees, saying he was searching for a “new slave (full-time staff […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·