Justin Fauteux

Justin Fauteux

5th year, English and Communication Studies with History minor, 5th year with The Cord. The Cord has been part of Justin Fauteux's life since his first week at Laurier. Starting as a writer in the sports section as an awkward, shaggy-haired first year, Justin became Sports Editor in his second year, a position he held for two years. Last year, he moved on to News Director, before taking the reins of the whole paper this year, God help us.

Articles by Justin Fauteux

This photo was taken by Laurier student Meagan Suckling near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, about 10 minutes before the explosions that killed three and wounded over 250 went off. Suckling provided the photo to the FBI. (Photo courtesy of Meagan Suckling).

Laurier student had first-hand account of Boston marathon bombings

Most people will always remember where they were April 15, 2013 when they heard about the two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. For Meagan Suckling, that memory will be particularly vivid. Suckling, a masters student at Wilfrid Laurier University, had just watched her dad Peter cross the finish line on Boylston Street. 10 minutes later, she was walking […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Campus, News ·
WLUSU board of directors, president under review

WLUSU board of directors, president under review

This year’s Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors had an interesting year. After extensive training provided to them by Jon Pryce, chair of the board and chief governance officer, the directors were ready to tackle the year ahead of them, but were soon met with numerous issues. At the start of the fall term, they found their primary […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Campus ·
(Photo courtesy of Jeff Chan, Goldengaelsphotos)

Laurier vets impress at CFL draft Combine

Over the weekend, Laurier football veterans Alex Anthony and Isaac Dell had a chance to improve their shot at playing professional football. The two fourth years were the only two members of the Golden Hawks football team invited to the annual CFL combine; and both posted some impressive numbers. Dell, a 6’1, 218-pound fullback, turned heads in the broad jump, […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Football ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Daniels signs pro contract

For the second time in his hockey career, Ryan Daniels is heading to the CHL. Only this time, he’ll be a professional. On Tuesday it was announced that Daniels signed a pro contract with the Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Missouri Mavericks. Before Laurier, Daniels was a standout in a different CHL (the Canadian Hockey League) with Saginaw Spirit and Peterborough […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Hockey ·
Mel’s Diner returns to University Ave.

Mel’s Diner returns to University Ave.

Late-night diners, rejoice. Tuesday marked the return of local food favourite Mel’s Diner to its old location at 140 University Avenue West. Mel’s was a staple among students and locals until it burned down in April of 2010 in the now-infamous Campus Court plaza fire. And after nearly three long years away, Tuesday couldn’t come soon enough for Mel’s owner […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Local ·
(File photo by Nick Lachance)

Jordan Epstein elected WLUSU chair and CGO

Recently re-elected director Jordan Epstein will be the chair of the board and chief governance officer of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union for 2013-14. Epstein was elected Wednesday night at the first meeting of the board-elect, which was voted in following Feb. 5’s election. Epstein was the only director-elect to express interest in the postion at the open forum […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Campus ·
(Graphic by Stephanie Truong).

Board ruling puts a hitch in plans

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is under fire from the Region of Waterloo over recent and controversial urban development plans. The OMB sided with developers in the region in a decision over the amount of land that will be opened up for development in the areas surrounding Waterloo. The region is currently at its capacity for urban sprawl; however, in […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Local ·
(Photo by Rosalie Eid)

Lagonia returns overseas

When she was growing up in Kitchener, Alyssa Lagonia didn’t know it was even possible that the sport she loves could be her full-time job. But that’s exactly what the former Laurier soccer star finds herself doing now. In late January, Lagonia joined the second professional team of her young career, earning a spot with ASD CF Bardolino Verona of […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Soccer ·

WATCH: The Cord’s WLUSU presidential debate

On Wednesday night, The Cord hosted its annual debate for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union presidential candidates. Watch the recorded debate below. Video streaming by Ustream   The last part of the debate after we resolved some camera issues is below: Video streaming by Ustream    

by Justin Fauteux· · Archive, Campus ·

LIVE: WLUSU presidential debate

The Cord’s annual debate for the five WLUSU candidates. This year’s hopefuls are Annie Constantinescu, Caleb Okwubido, Dani Saad, Jennifer Taborowski and Chris Walker. Streaming live video by Ustream

by Justin Fauteux· · Archive ·