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University in ruins

When the two women co-presidents of a campus club conducting an event in the Toyota Solarium were recently confronted by a uniformed senior member of the campus police and told to take down a poster he deemed to be hate speech, they refused, so he took it down himself. This happened here, at this university, in broad daylight, and was […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

You don’t need protection from LGBTQ

Both the editorial and article about the Rainbow demonstration at UW were textbook examples of the skewed framing of protests: “Protesters were held back by a metal barrier and monitored by police” and “police officers were standing by to ensure safety.” This is a troubling misrepresentation of the situation. We were not “held back” by a metal barrier. We (hardly […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Connecting Technology, Entertainment and Design

While “Disconnected” may have been the theme of the third-annual TEDxWaterloo, the day-long event held at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square achieved the opposite. The 12 diverse performers and speakers engaged and inspired the equally diverse live audience of approximately 1,400, along with 400 local high school students streaming the event from the Chrysalids Theatre. The broad reach of the […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Breaking the political ‘mould’

Being young and a woman isn’t often the mould associated with politics – but Churchill MP Niki Ashton seeks to change that with her vision for a new political landscape. In the race to declare a new leader for the New Democratic Party (NDP), 29-year-old Ashton was one of the seven candidates whose names were on the first round of […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

You Know What Yanks My Cord …

Inconsiderate smokers. I am not here speaking of smokers in general. Many smokers are very considerate people who just have a rather unhealthy habit. The smokers I am talking about are those who get in my way with their smoking. I think most of you frequently have had such experiences. Walking out of the library doors, I often find myself […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

The best of the best

Player of the Year: Alyssa Lagonia (Midfield – Women’s Soccer) By taking the CIS player of the year honour in 2011, Lagonia capped her Laurier career with an outstanding season. The midfielder had five goals and a team-high 34 shots in 14 games, and helped her Hawks reach the OUA final where they would fall to the Queen’s Gaels. Lagonia’s […]

by Cord Import· · Sports ·

United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a success

Last Wednesday, the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda gallery was packed full of people for the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Aside from just being a mouthful to say, the Cross Cultures run event has been going on for about 12 years now, steadily increasing awareness and eliminating discrimination with each following year. The general […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Women’s Crisis Services Reaches Near Capacity

Recently, Anselma House, a non-profit organization part of the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) that aims to provide shelter, education and outreach services to abused women and their children, has experienced an influx of people seeking their resources. “I think there is a number of factors that can contribute to that increase number,” said Mary Zilney, CEO of […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

For Allin, basketball runs in the blood

Disappointing, upsetting, heart-wrenching. Just a few words that might come to everyone’s mind when you mention the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s basketball defeat in the first round of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs to Guelph, but not Max Allin’s. The third-year guard may have missed that game due to food poisoning, but he’s not letting that stop him for […]

by Cord Import· · Basketball, Sports ·

Canada’s free trade with Japan a good sign

Just recently, Canada and Japan announced that they will be holding free trade talks with each other. This is not the first time this government has discussed free trade. They also have received free trade with countries like Honduras, Colombia, Jordan, Panama, Peru and the European Free Trade Association. Currently they are in the process of negotiating free trade with […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·