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Editorial cartoon: September 19, 2012

Editorial cartoon: September 19, 2012

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
Sciences should be encouraged

Sciences should be encouraged

A recent report from Amgen Canada and Let’s Talk Science has concluded that there is a serious lack of interest amongst high school students in mathematics and sciences. Beyond the problems this creates in not producing a well-rounded student education, it creates an uncertain future for the job market. The primary argument made for being disinterested in the sciences — […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·

New dining hall setup full of problems

With the anticipation of a new semester beginning, students returning to Laurier got to see the exciting new changes and renovations that had taken place over the summer months. Unfortunately, change is not always a good thing. Many students looking to meet up with their friends or grab a bite to eat were stunned when they approached the dining hall […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·

Students’ return means we all must adjust

Despite seeing a substantial increase in students throughout the past few years, it seems Laurier still clings to its ‘small-town’ roots. The nostalgia of that golden age is reiterated across nearly all campus tours and used as a selling feature to attract students from larger city centres. Coming to Laurier is romanticised to students from the GTA who like the […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·

NDP’s Fife emerges from tough field

With the heavy implications surrounding the results of the K-W byelection, there was a fear that the campaign discourse would move away from the issues facing K-W and towards each party’s greater interests. And no matter what the candidates have said, that is exactly what has happened. Despite the token mentions of improving Highway 7, the issues directly relevant to […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson).

Open Cord: Pump-up songs

There are many reasons we need to pump ourselves up. Whether it’s a championship intramural ball hockey game with the coveted t-shirt on the line, an intense workout (after repeatedly bailing on the gym for two months), or an exam you just couldn’t quite make yourself study for, the best way most of us find to get pumped up is […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Open Cord ·

Olympics a poor political theatre

When the Queen skydived with James Bond and the fireworks sparkled against the London skyline the last thing anybody should have felt was hatred towards any of the thousands of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. As soon as the parade of nations began, however, so did the realization that with 204 countries from across the globe participating […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson).

Open Cord: Most hated viral video

Question: Last week we talked about our favourite viral videos but let’s face it, some of them can be downright enraging. Which “funny” viral video managed to do nothing but piss you off? Marissa Evans, Lead Reporter I’m not sure if this is considered a “viral video” and I don’t even remember the name of it, but let’s disregard all […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Open Cord ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson).

Open Cord: Favourite viral video

Question: Like it or not, viral videos have become a massive part of today’s pop culture. Some are hilarious, some are just stupid, some are so stupid that they’re hilarious. Think back to all the time you’ve wasted on YouTube, which video stands out above the rest and why? Carly Basch, Life Editor Ok, this video is absolutely wack. A […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Open Cord ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson).

Open Cord (July 8): Which celebrity would you punch?

Question: You have one, single punch to deliver to any celebrity. There will be no consequences for you, and they can’t do a single thing about it. This is your, for all intents and purposes, magic punch. Who you gonna use it on?? And yes, they have to be “famous”. Nick Lachance, Photography Manager GEORGE FUCKING LUCAS!!! THERE YOU GO […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Open Cord ·