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Unsigned: Brantford makes poor choice in activist-in-residence

Laurier’s Brantford campus is currently welcoming a member of the Yes Men, a radical journalist group who has been accused of falsifying stories, as their “activist-in-residence,” which leaves us with one simple question: why? Perhaps the Brantford campus just wanted to show a different aspect of journalism. After all, not all journalism students will go on to write for the […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Online degrees only beneficial in special circumstances

With the Religion and Culture department introducing their online degree, students now have the option to complete their bachelor of arts from Laurier entirely online. Is an online degree worth the investment? People who live in areas that are less accessible, all over the world, can now receive a Laurier degree on their own time. Whether this is Northern Ontario […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: the CCI’s plans to keep knowledge in Ontario

The Council of Canadian Innovators’ discussion of charging Ontario students who leave the province after graduation is worrying, angering and also an example of regressive ideology. By restricting Ontario students, does that mean that they also want special job privileges for those graduated from Ontario universities? Or do they just want us to sit around unemployed while students who aren’t […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Are gendered-segregated residences outdated?

The University of Waterloo’s Registrar’s Office was recently approached by a student who did not identify as male or female. This student was told that, in order to apply to be a student, a gender needed to be selected on the OUAC form. A motion has since been written for the application form to be changed and thanks to the […]

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Unsigned: Achieving fitness results requires effort, not money

The summer body of your dreams is only 100 dollars away! With one easy purchase, all your fitness goals will suddenly be achieved! At least, that’s what they want you to believe. Personal activity trackers, such as Fitbits and other pedometer alternatives, have revolutionized the fitness industry, by making people believe that fitness results are achieved through slamming dollars on […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: The obsession with online fame

Every day, it seems that more and more companies are plastering celebrity faces on their products as a marketing scheme. What’s more troubling, however, is that it’s working. Millennials love buying things that are associated with someone famous. ‘The Rock Clock’ app, for example, is way more successful as an app associated with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as opposed to […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Discussing Laurier’s efforts to be sustainable

With thousands of students and staff coming and going every day, Wilfrid Laurier University consumes tons of power and generates loads of garbage. With this in mind, it’s comforting to know that Laurier is being cognisant of the amount of waste and pollution that it generates. Laurier recently won two awards from Sustainable Waterloo Region: one for their approach to […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Know where your money’s going before you donate

If you’re graduating at the end of the semester and this is your last time picking up a copy of The Cord, congratulations. You’ve made it through four years of procrastination followed by caffeine-fuelled cram sessions, and you’re ready to collect the piece of paper that will make it all “worth it.” But if you think completing your undergrad means […]

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Understanding rights in the battle with landlords

Leaking pipes, renovation projects gone wrong, mold, damaged air conditioning, flooded toilets, holes in walls and miscommunicated contracts are all part of the reoccurring tale: the battle between tenants and landlords. How do students prepare for this repetitive duel of housing complications? Understanding their rights. A binding contract requires cooperation from both parties, but your rights are your landlord’s obligation. […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Discussions of racial intolerance are crucial for safety

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office and the office of aboriginal initiatives hosted the inaugural e(RACE)r summit on Race and Racism on Canadian University Campuses. The summit took place on March 21, during the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The summit initiated the needed dialogue regarding acts of racial discrimination and intolerance on campuses throughout […]

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