Emilia Curcic

Emilia is a fourth-year business student in her third year with The Cord. Starting off copy editing and then moving on to writing for local news at The Cord, Emilia found her passion for writing and consistently bothering people for interviews. Now becoming the News Editor for the 2016-2017 year, Emilia hopes to hone these skills and spend the year working alongside a great team.

Articles by Emilia Curcic

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WUSC sets up mock refugee camp

Wilfrid Laurier University’s chapter of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) held a refugee awareness event in the concourse on Dec. 5. The event included a “simulated refugee camp,” according to the club’s Facebook event and was inspired by a similar event held at Laurier’s Brantford campus last year. According to WUSC’s director of events, Jennifer Thompson, the event had […]

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Bingemans hosts drive thru light display

This year, Bingemans is hosting a two kilometre drive-thru light display in partnership with the Gift of Lights. Located just off of Bingemans Centre Drive, the light show includes 30 animated and static light displays that consist of over one million twinkling lights. The Gift of Lights has arranged similar displays in throughout the states, however this is the first […]

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Graphic by Fani Hsieh


Last Wednesday, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted K-W Launch of BLOC BY BLOC: The Insurrection Game. The game was created by Rocket Lee and Tim Simons as a semi-cooperative strategy board game inspired by twenty-first century urban rebellion, according to the Out of Order Games website. Together, the pair have many years of experience in game design, […]

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Graphic by Fani Hsieh

GSA introduces new Leaders of Laurier awards

The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association recently announced that they will rename their Researchers of Laurier program to Leaders of Laurier. The change comes with the introduction of two additional categories that graduate students are eligible to apply. The three categories include Researchers of Laurier, Innovators/Entrepreneurs of Laurier and Community Champion of Laurier. The Researchers of Laurier program has […]

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The social implications of staying sober while partying in university

The social implications of staying sober while partying in university

As a Laurier student, you are guaranteed to experience the odd night out. Whether it be Pub on King, Phil’s or just your friends’ apartment, there’s always an opportunity to go out and have a good time. As a fourth-year student, I have had my fair share of late nights on the Phil’s dance floor or at Chainsaw, avoiding the […]

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Diwali celebrations come to Kitchener

Diwali, or the festival of lights, will be celebrated in households across the world this Sunday October 30. The celebrations will last for five days and marks an important part of the Hindu religion. However, over time the celebrations have been adopted by many Indians, regardless of their religious beliefs. According to National Geographic, Diwali signifies the victory of good […]

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WLU senate votes in favour of fall reading week

In January 2014, the Wilfrid Laurier University Senate approved a three-year pilot project that would test a fall reading week. The week consists of four days off for students after the Thanksgiving weekend in October. Having completed the pilot period this past reading week, the Senate met again on October 18 to discuss the decision to implement the four-day fall […]

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Student’s Union provides students assistance

After recent construction delays with the ICON Waterloo student apartments, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Student Right Advisory Committee (SRAC) has been taking action to promote awareness of landlord and tenant rights. The committee is going into its third year and deals specifically with students’ concerns relating to academic policy, landlord and tenant issues and appeals processes. Students can […]

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Harmony Lunch closes after 86 years of operation

Located on King Street, a five-minute walk towards Uptown Waterloo from Wilfrid Laurier University sits Harmony Lunch, a restaurant that has been a large part of the community for 86 years. The location has been put up for sale and will be closing when the appropriate investor is found. Opened by Harry Marks in 1930, the restaurant has been operated […]

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