Daina Goldfinger

4th year communications major and psychology minor, this is Daina's 2nd year working at The Cord. She began working as a volunteer writer in March 2013, and quickly afterwards developed a love for news reporting. She is now the lead reporter at The Cord for the 2014-2015 school year. Daina loves reading, travelling, food, fashion and art.

Articles by Daina Goldfinger

Graphic by Lena Yang

City makes efforts in increasing student vote

Waterloo working with universities to raise voter turnout

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Professors predict ‘digital detox’

Professors predict ‘digital detox’

Profs expects that students will reach a point of saturation in their social media use.

by Daina Goldfinger· · Campus ·
Photo by Zoe Nguyen

Region sees healthy eating deficit

Region of Waterloo Public Health released a report this past year indicating that there is a deficit in healthy eating and physical activity amongst the majority of the region’s population. The report surveyed adults 18 years and older in the region between 2009 and 2010, demonstrating that 40.9 per cent reported eating fruits and vegetables five or more times a […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Graphic by Joshua Awolade

Frosh Circus prompts noise complaints

Held at Bingemans, the event’s music was heard from as far as two kilometres away due to wind

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Photo by Kha Vo

Breaking down community barriers

Students and residents of MacGregor-Albert neighbourhood gathered to encourage cohesion

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Hope for post-grads

New surveys show employment for graduates has risen

by Daina Goldfinger· · National ·
Local cabs to be equipped with cameras

Local cabs to be equipped with cameras

Following a series of sexual assault charges involving cab drivers, taxicab companies in Waterloo are making the effort to install surveillance cameras within their vehicles. According to Peter Neufeld, president of Waterloo Region Taxi and the Waterloo Region Taxi Association, there have been six sexual assault cases in the last 20 months. Only one case took place with Waterloo Taxi […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local, Slider ·
Photo by Heather Davidson

Revitalizing St. Jacobs

A year has passed since a fire devastated the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, but the businesses are bouncing back

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Melissa Durrell - Photo by Will Huang

Local candidates address ward issues

On Oct. 27, residents of the City of Waterloo will have the opportunity to vote in the municipal election and determine who is going to govern the community for the next four years. Jeff Henry and Robert Hodgins are the two candidates running to be councillor of Ward Six in Waterloo, which borders most of Columbia Street, Fischer-Hallman Road, Bearinger […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Volunteerism and community involvement high

Volunteerism is crucial for community development and sustainability. Many people get caught up with day-to-day life, forgetting how important it is to give back to the community. Citizens in Waterloo, however, demonstrate community vitality by consistently helping out in the community. According to Mary Thorpe, manager of volunteer services at the City of Waterloo, there are over 6,000 volunteers who […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·