Katelyn Cullum

Katelyn Cullum

4th year, History with English minor, 2nd year with The Cord. After realizing her love for writing, Katelyn joined The Cord last January as a volunteer. In her application, Katelyn checked almost every section write in (unfortunately sports didn’t make the checklist, sorry Shelby) and was put in News. A blessing in disguise one might say, as Katelyn quickly fell into the reporter role and has enjoyed every minute of it.

Articles by Katelyn Cullum

A new way to educate

A new form of university education has arisen in certain institutions across Canada, one that allows students to learn a semester’s worth of course work in the span of a few weeks. Block classes have been introduced this year at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), as well as at Quest University, developing from a successful program at Colorado […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National ·
(graphic by Lizzy Cook).

Valentine’s Day should celebrate all types of love

These days, Valentine’s Day has a more negative meaning than a positive one. It seems like more and more people dislike this holiday, complaining about the obscene amount of red and pink that shows up and dismiss the fact that it is no longer a day of love, but a day where guys spend too much money on girls. You’re […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Opinion ·
Hearing it from the students

Hearing it from the students

Catherine Fife, the New Democrat MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo, met with students from both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo on Monday night to discuss the financial barriers facing students and the types of solutions students would like to see advocated at Queen’s Park. Roughly a dozen students gathered at the Paul Martin Centre on the Laurier campus to […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Archive, Campus ·

Investing in the ‘cutting edge’

The new Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo has begun to fill its centre with the “machines of tomorrow.” UW has purchased the GEN10 Molecular Beam Epitaxy system from Veeco Instruments Inc., a company that develops process equipment solutions for LED, solar, data storage and other advanced manufacturers. The system will be installed in July and requires a couple […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·

MyLS troubles put students in limbo

MyLearningSpace (MyLS), the online learning system at Wilfrid Laurier University that houses the majority of the institution’s courses, lecture notes, assignment guidelines and assignment submission boxes experienced an immense system failure throughout this past week. Crashes, slow load times and website time-outs plagued the system, resulting in many students reacting angrily on social media. “The first thing that happened to […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

Board of govoners winner not present for results

Scott Fleming was the successful candidate for the WLUSU board of governors. However, he did not attend the election results, so he was unavailable for comment. Frank Cirinna, the other candidate who ran for the spot, was content with the results. “All things considered, I love Scott death,” Cirinna said. When ask by The Cord if there was anything he […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

Neighbouring cities join mental health services

The Mental Health services and associations that provide outreach and programs to community members in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph have joined in order to better serve and aid the community. The Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has been fused together from neighbouring partners, the Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch and the Trellis Mental […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·
Presidential candidates face off in open debate

Presidential candidates face off in open debate

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union presidential candidate debate set the five candidates against one another to showcase each of their platforms and ideas. The five candidates — Annie Constantinescu, Caleb Okwubido, Dani Saad, Jennifer Taborowski and Chris Walker — had the opportunity to address issues surrounding the Students’ Union. Put on by The Cord, the debate featured various questions […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

‘Safe talks’ at WLU

Students in the faculty of education at Wilfrid Laurier University completed a suicide prevention workshop that awarded them a certificate that signifies their knowledge in understanding the signs and preventive measures regarding suicide. “Essentially, it gives our students signs to look for in the kids that they are working with at the schools,” expressed Colleen Willard-Holt, the dean of the […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

New hiring policy for icebreakers

The hiring policies for icebreakers have changed again for the upcoming Orientation Week. While the policy outlines some of the components of last year’s changes, it also added two significant requirements: a mandatory information session and a grade point average requirement. “It provides great benefits to students,” said Josh Proksch, vice president of student experience. “We are adding processes to […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·