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To play or not to play

To play or not to play

Canada has the third largest video game industry in the world after the United States and Japan, and is expected to continue growing. A new generation of “gamers” now exists within society that, according to UCLA psychology professor Patricia Greenfield, demonstrates increased nonverbal IQ in such abilities as spatial skills, the use of images to solve problems and understanding of […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·

Do we all secretly want two lovers?

In today’s most popular Hollywood films – especially the ones that cater to young, hormonal teenagers – the driving force that keeps these films going are simple: which side are you on? Team Edward? or Jacob? Peta or Gale? The Huntsman or William? Who deserves to win over the love of the heroine? Unless they make another film, no one […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Grad numbers up, OUAC shows

Monthly reports run by the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) on secondary school confirmation statistics show that as of June 2012, 70,000 students had accepted an offer to an Ontario University, which is a 2.7 per cent increase from 2011. George Granger, executive director of Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), believes this growth may be due to a public confidence […]

by Cord Staff· · National ·

How music embodies the summer

What do you remember most about summer? Maybe it’s the annual trip to the cottage, lounging for days at the beach or, if you’re like me: watching all five seasons of The Wire in an infinite loop for the months of July and August. Whatever your summer memories might be, I bet they don’t include the music you listened to. […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Car Share grows

Grand River Car Share is hoping to make that mysterious, perpetually empty spot in Wilfrid Laurier University’s parking lot the home to one of its newest vehicles during the coming months with recent changes to its membership policy. The non-for-profit car sharing cooperative has called Waterloo Region its home since 1998, but for insurance reasons, was not allowed to accept […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·

Canada in brief: May 30, 2012

Air Canada 777 makes emergency landing Pieces of metal fell on cars near Pearson International Airport on Monday afternoon and police believe the debris came from a disabled jet. Const. George Tudos of the Peel regional police said that investigators know of at least four vehicles that were hit by pieces of metal the size of a cellphone around 2:30 […]

by Cord Staff· · National ·

Month in review: May 30, 2012

Student employees charged at YEP The annual Year End Party on the Laurier campus did not go without a hitch. On the night of April 21, 14 students, who were employed by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union were charged by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in violation of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act (PSISA). Students were found […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

K-W in brief: May 30, 2012

RIM may face cuts For the second time this year RIM employees may have to deal with a round of layoffs. With fewer people buying BlackBerry smartphones, RIM feels they need less employees to design and sell them. While the announcement has yet to be made, reports estimate that 2,000 to 6,000 employees could be laid off. After the company […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·

Local news: month in review: May 30, 2012

K-W braces for crucial byelection following Witmer’s resignation A byelection must be held to fill Witmer’s seat as the K-W MPP. Witmer resigned last month to take a position as the chair for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, to which she was appointed by Premier Dalton McGuinty. While most of these elections pass without consequence, this election could have major […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·

Sports in brief: May 30, 2012

Intramurals wins for outstanding program For the fifth year in a row, Laurier’s Intramural program is being honoured by the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) for the Ontario’s Outstanding Intramural Recreation Achievement Award. Over 7,000 students participated in newly added programs and activities this past year. Close to 15 teams were added just in intramurals alone, and the club system […]

by Cord Staff· · Sports ·