Jade Hosick

Jade Hosick

Jade is the Opinion Editor for the Cord and some strong opinions she has. When she is not hauled up in a library cubicle (her cubicle), you can find her re-watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race or conspiracy theory videos.

Articles by Jade Hosick

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Taylor Swift should have ownership of her own music

On July 2, 2019 Taylor Swift had posted an essay on Tumblr where she told the world about how Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta did not consult her when selling her work to Scooter Braun. Swift states that she was not given the opportunity to buy her own work back and has since then urged her fans to blacklist […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Harry Styles “shading” Zayn Malik on SNL is not that serious

On Nov. 16, Harry Styles did double duty on Saturday Night Live (SNL) being both the host and musical guest on the late-night comedy sketch show. During his opening monologue, Harry made jokes about him being a musician, not a comedian and also being in a boy band (or as he calls it “a man band”). He made jokes about […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Are Disney+ and other streaming services hurting traditional television?

On Nov. 12, Disney launched its new streaming service Disney+, which features movies and television shows all under its production company. Available titles range from Star Wars to Disney Channel original movies and TV shows, like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody or High School Musical. The streaming service costs $8.99 per month or $89.99 a year, which is […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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When is PDA too much?

Public displays of affection, or “PDA,” for short, is a term often used to describe how couples show affection towards each other in public spaces. The top definition on Urban Dictionary describes PDA as “basically any physical (hugging, kissing, holding hands, groping, etc.) interactions (except for sex of any kind) in public, most of the time around sad single people […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Why the bike lanes in Waterloo are problematic

The summer of 2019 meant many changes for the Waterloo community — one of the biggest and most well known being the road changes that occurred. King Street from the intersection of Columbia and King to Bridgport Road used to be two car lanes, but during the summer months the City of Waterloo changed to make the road one lane […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

Editorial: Are conspiracy theorists really as “crazy” as we make them out to be?

I love conspiracy theories. I could go on and on about ones that many people are well aware of like the Mandela effect or how Avril Lavigne died and was replaced by a clone named Melissa. I can also go on and on about older conspiracies like how Shakespeare didn’t write any of his plays or how the moon landing […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Being unapologetically “that bitch”

Over Thanksgiving, my dad’s side of the family sat down around the cottage dining room table and we got into a couple of heated conversations (actually, it was mainly my dad and I arguing about politics – which is always fun). But from this conversation, we somehow got to the topic of why a woman who is strong-willed is often […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Bingeman’s Screampark incites fright and delight

On Oct. 25, a few of my friends came up for the weekend, and for some unknown reason, I agreed to go to Bingeman’s Screampark (and I say “some unknown reason” because I am very scared of a lot of horror-related things). Screampark is an event put on at Bingeman’s in Waterloo each year that resembles something like Halloween Haunt […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Derogatory note brings university community together

On Oct. 10, 2019, a note was found taped to the wall of a fourth-floor residence common room at Queen’s University. This floor is a floor designated to Indigenous students and allies of the community. The floor houses roughly 50 students. This note used extremely derogatory and violent language directly targeted towards Indigenous students and the LGBTQ+ community. This comes […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Catholic education impacted my view on myself

“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7 From kindergarten until high school, I received a Catholic education. I took required religion classes where I learned how Jesus died for […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·