Cord Editorial Board

Cord Editorial Board

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Exercising democratic rights through student elections

As we approach student election season, we encourage all students at Laurier to inform themselves about the election and the importance of voting. With the recent election in the States, now, more than ever, young people should be realizing the importance of exercising their democratic rights, even if it is in small-scale student elections. We understand that maybe not everyone […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Standing up for your beliefs can make a big difference

For the first time since the protests began, it appears that the Dakota Access Pipeline may be diverted around Standing Rock. In this case, the relentless protests of the Indigenous people and their allies made a difference to their future. The protests against the pipeline were organized and direct. It attracted the attention of countless people over social media, demanding […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: “Study drugs” are a bad habit that should be avoided

University is a competitive place to be. Everyone is balancing so many things at once — that’s not new information. In a sphere that directly compares us to one another, students seem to be willing to go to any means to get a competitive edge. In the same way that some students pull all-nighters and only eat pizza for weeks […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Laurier’s exam de-stressors might be missing the mark

As exams draw closer and closer, Laurier is preparing for the stress that comes with them for our students. But are the precautions that are being provided for students really accessible? All of the de-stressing and mindfulness activities are great in theory. They should provide a break from the cramming to make time for ourselves. But at the end of […]

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Unsigned: Generalizing Queen’s for the poor actions of students

By now, it seems that every major news outlet in Canada has covered what has come to be known as the “Queen’s party,” where a group of students dressed up in racist costumes. Though the actions of the students must be condemned, we have sympathy for the rest of Queen’s students and administration. Calling all Queen’s students racist because of […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: An open letter to our Yates Cup winning football team

As your season draws to a close, we just wanted to send our regards for what an awesome run you had this year. We’re such a small school compared to Western and Laval. You proved that we should be taken seriously, despite our size. We’ve never seen more excitement over a sport in our school in our time as we […]

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Unsigned: Stealing from work is sometimes accepted in our culture

A former bookstore employee is being charged with theft over $5,000 after $31,000 went missing from the bookstore safe in September 2014. Though the alleged act is obviously wrong, this led us to put theft on a spectrum. Do we see some kinds of theft as lesser than others? It seems to be a consensus that taking food, even when […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Personal stories of tragic historical events are essential

This week in Features, Mitchell sat in on a presentation delivered by a Holocaust survivor at the University of Waterloo. These stories of survivors are much more personal and effective than reading a story in a textbook. As time goes on, we’re losing more and more of the people who can share their personal stories about the Holocaust and other […]

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Unsigned: Handshakes and cultural greetings are overcomplicated

The idea behind shaking hands is all a social construct. You think your firm grip asserts dominance and makes you seem powerful. All it really does is make someone else’s hand hurt. It’s all in the culture of your area. Some places kiss cheeks, others shake hands. There’s no one universal way to greet another person, especially through the touching […]

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Unsigned: Municipal officials’ parental leave shows gender equity

Recently, an act called the Parental Leave Bill for Municipal Elected Officials was unanimously passed at Queen’s Park by our members of provincial parliament. This is an update to an act that was last passed 15 years ago, detailing the rights to parental leave for people elected to municipal governments and it was spearheaded by Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener-Centre. […]

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