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Bag-o-crime: October 3, 2012

Property Damage: Location:  Residence Reported:  Monday September 24, 2012 @ 10:13 pm SCS is investigating a report of a broken bathroom window.  There are no suspects or video available at this time.  Physical Resources was notified for repairs.   MVC Location: Residence Reported: Monday September 24, 2012 @ 7:05 pm A female Laurier student reported minor damage to the rear […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
(Photo courtesy of CTV Kitchener).

The Cord continues partnership with CTV

On Saturday evening, the third installment in The Cord’s special series on the controversial student neighbourhood Northdale aired on CTV Kitchener. Click here to watch part three. The Cord has partnered with CTV to produce the four-part series, the final segment of which will air on this coming Saturday’s 6:00 news. Parts one and two are still available on the […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Drink safety a concern

A recent drink-tampering incident at a local nightclub has police reminding students and club employees to be cautious and attentive to the potential dangers of drinking. “What you have is basically a person was observed with their hand over a drink in a local night club and when the patron returned and looked at the drink, they saw something in […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

War resister deported

This past Thursday US war resister Kimberly Rivera presented herself at the American border in Gananoque, Ontario, as per her deportation order. Rivera is a former American Soldier, who fled to Canada after she left the American military because of growing moral objections to the effort in Iraq. Rivera was deported on the grounds that she would not be in […]

by Cord Staff· · National, News ·

Internet concerns still present at Laurier

The quality of Wilfrid Laurier University’s wireless internet has been subject to criticism over the years by the student population. Students have experienced everything from barely-functional speeds to not being able to connect at all. In response to the widespread dissatisfaction, Laurier’s Information Technology Services (ITS) made significant investments in the wireless system in the last 18 months. “We’ve been […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong and Jessica Mitra)

Food vendors upset about new meal plan

Changes to Wilfrid Laurier University’s first year residence meal plans have raised some ire off campus. As a result of some restructuring of the meal plans used by first-year students living in residences, no money was automatically put in first years’ convenience accounts, which is what is used at off-campus outlets. And some of the owners of Onecard-accepting businesses are […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·

Sports in brief: September 26, 2012

Women’s lacrosse remain undefeated The Hawks travelled to Queen’s last weekend to battle the McMaster Marauders and McGill Martlets. Laurier managed two wins and a tie, defeating McMaster 10-2 on Saturday before striking even with them 6-6 on Sunday. Bouncing back Sunday, the Hawks defeated McGill 17-7. Shelby O’Ryan had eight goals and one assist over the weekend. They travel […]

by Cord Staff· · Sports ·
(Graphic by Lena Yang)

All that jazz at the Huether

This past Saturday, The Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo featured The Frank Botos Trio, with Frank Botos on the drums, Jozsef Botos on the guitar and Vaughan Misener on the bass. Currently based in Toronto, the Botos brothers are originally from Hungary, a fact that has influenced their sound and style. “I am influenced by the Romany Gypsy sound in […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
(Photo by Mike Radivois)

Quantum Valley takes root

Last Friday marked the grand opening of the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) at the heart of the University of Waterloo. The facility – costing around $160 million – combines the disciplines of quantum physics and nanotechnology. “This is a significant milestone.” said University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur. “There are many institutes of nano technology around the […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

Working the turntables

Only within the last five years has the electronic dance music (EDM) scene exploded. What was once underground has slowly fused into popular culture. Much of the credit can be taken by the rise of technology, the new opportunity to create and share music among friends and world wide. With this comes a host of new talents, particularly in the […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·