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Dear Life: March 28, 2012

Dear Life, Why must the girls’ washroom in the science building always smell like poop? I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes they could get in and out of there without the after-effects of someone unloading a fresh one. Sincerely Yay pepto-bismal Dear Life, The Cord should start including Sudoku. I like a challenge in my weekly paper! […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

WLU in brief: March 21, 2012

WLUSU ‘investgating’ smell in FNCC On Monday and Tuesday, students were greeted by an offensive manure-like smell outside of Wilf’s and the Terrace. As of press time the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, who owns the building, did not know what was causing the smell, however president and CEO Nick Gibson wrote in an e-mail that they were “in the […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

Unthinkable acts, unspoken truths

It’s an invasive, forceful act — one of the most traumatizing experiences someone could ever go through. And it’s also a punchline. Defined as sexual contact against someone’s will, the definition of rape should be clear-cut and tough to argue. But for a multitude of reason, the act seems to be deemed a moral grey area, and the seriousness is […]

by Cord Staff· · Features ·

Canada in brief: March 21, 2012

NDP wins in Jack Layton’s former riding The late Jack Layton’s riding will remain NDP orange after rookie candidate Craig Scott easily won Monday’s byelection in the federal riding of Toronto-Danforth. Scott, a law professor and human rights lawyer, held off a challenge from Liberal Grant Gordon. According to CBC News, Scott captured almost 60 per cent of the vote […]

by Cord Staff· · National ·

Rick Santorum’s naïve climate change denial

The FactCheck Wire posted an article entitled “Santorum’s Science” on Mar. 14 in which the author challenges U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s statement that global warming is a “hoax.” In the same week news was also spread that HadCRUT, a record of global temperatures stretching back into the mid 19th century, has updated its warming data and now shows […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·

Arts Bites: March 21, 2012

TMNT taken down by Bay For an upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, super-producer Michael Bay has revealed, much to the dismay of fanboys everywhere, that the Turtles origins will be slightly altered from what fans are used to. Instead of being mutated amphibians, there will apparently be some sort of alien backstory worked into the film. […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Correction: Laurier students, faculty respond to Kony

In the March 14, 2012 article “Laurier students, faculty respond to Kony”, Wilfrid Laurier University professor Rhoda Howard-Hassmann’s was incorrectly spelled as “Rhonda”. The Cord apologizes for the error.

by Cord Staff· · Archive ·

WLU in brief: March 14, 2012

Agranove On March 9, at the age of 83, retired business professor Larry Agranove passed away. He taught at Laurier’s school of business and economics for 17 years, from 1972 to 1989. Aside from his teaching career, Agranove accomplished much in his life including owning his own management consulting practice and serving on various corporate boards. A memorial service will […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

Cord-o-scopes: March 2012

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) This month you will realize that Menchie’s isn’t as healthy as you think. Those jeans are starting to look a little tight. Aries (March 21 – Apr. 19) Around the 12th you will begin to realize that your desire to save the planet is not as strong as your desire to win a car […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Diplomacy with Iran necessary for de-escalation

As of yesterday, six world powers have accepted to restart diplomatic talks with Iran about its nuclear program. Also, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be allowed to inspect the Parchin military facility where IAEA chief Yukiya Amano is concerned high explosives testing has been undergone. These developments, however, have been overshadowed by Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visits […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·