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Open Cord (June 30): First pop culture crush

Question: Simple enough: who was your first, true, pop culture crush?? Can be real or fictional.   Stephanie Truong, Graphics Editor I’m sure there were many crushes preceding this one, but this particular crush has definitely resonated the deepest with me. Seth Cohen from The O.C. I remember being 13 and finding a photo of him in one of my […]

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Upgrade from LORIS desperatley needed

The Laurier Online Registration Information System, otherwise known as LORIS, is perennially the bane of most Laurier students’ existence. It has become almost a rite of passage as a WLU student, to undergo the annual tortuous experience of registering for courses. It is a shared experience amongst students when LORIS opens, your palms start sweating, your heart races and you […]

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Laurier needs to replace Access Copyright

Last Thursday, Wilfrid Laurier University decided to move forward in signing the Access Copyright agreement they had with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) on the new pricing model for copyright materials such as course packs and, as outlined in the new agreement, various digitized materials. Instead of charging the base full-time equivalent (FTE) fee of $3.38 […]

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Open Cord (June 22): Hated childhood pop culture

Question: At this stage in the game, we’re pretty prone to liking what we like and occasionally hating what the mainstream tells us to. But we never tend to think that this was also the case when we were kids. Is there an item of popular culture that, as a child, you couldn’t stand or didn’t get, despite its undeniable […]

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Open Cord (June 15): Embarrassing Songs

Question: Discovering and listening to music is an aspect that can reveal a lot about your personality and taste. Sharing, singing and grooving along to songs set the tone of what you like to listen to and whether or not there are people around you who feel the same way. Music can help paint the picture of your identity that you […]

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Open Cord (June 4): Your fictional idol

Question: We are prone to idolizing famous personalities throughout history and respecting individuals for things they have achieved. But what people typically don’t admit is the fictional characters we treat the same way. Who would you say is your hero of fiction, a character or personality that you idolize and would consider to be someone (or something) you look up […]

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Voice of the future largely absent at Congress 2012

With the Congress 2012 conference of Humanities and Social Sciences well underway, it’s apparent that invitations to students got lost in the mail. Congress is an excellent way for students and academics alike to learn more about the humanities disciplines and question their place in the future. However, how can we, as an academic community, accurately plan innovation for the […]

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Peaceful protests more likely to yield results in Quebec demonstrations

Recently in modern culture, it seems that it is only a matter of time before a peaceful protest turns violent. Whether this violence is initiated by police or protestors, the end result is a hectic event in which the foundational message of the original protest becomes mutated beyond recognition. As the two sides finally head for negotiation in the Quebec […]

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New NDP leader and the Left

Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair is the new federal NDP leader with the conclusion of a two-day voting convention held in Toronto Mar. 23-24. He believes that Canada is challenged because of a “failure of leadership” and that the country’s progressives must be united under a political party. Considering how the Liberals have only had an interim leader since their electoral […]

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Editorial cartoon: Mar. 28, 2012

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