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

Laurier and York U form research partnership

Wilfrid Laurier University and York University have recently formed a partnership that will contribute to the evolution of research studies within the community. York developed a project in 2008 that allowed academic research articles, journals and studies to be translated into language that is accessible by the public. The university uses clear language research summaries, also referred to as ResearchSnapshots. […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

CBC reaches out to local audience

Waterloo Region will be receiving a local news radio station based from a national standpoint. CBC News has launched a new station that will be opening its doors on March 11 on King Street West in downtown Kitchener. The station will be composed of a radio morning show, as well as a new, digital website that will run parallel to […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·
(Flickr Commons)

Bottle ban faces obstacles

Students at the University of Waterloo (UW) have committed their time to helping the environment and making their campus less plastic. “It’s important to practice what we preach,” said Allison Bawden, a prominent member of the Ban the Bottle coalition. The coalition was formed by pre-existing clubs on the campus, Students of the Water Institute — Graduate Section (SWIGS), Waterloo […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Food services seeks feedback

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently put together a committee that will look to discuss, solve and improve the food services on campus. The committee is comprised of the president and CEO of the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Michael Onabolu, Jeyas Balaskanthan, the director of hospitality services, Ryan Lloyd-Craig, director of food services and David Hutchinson, the assistant director. They […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·
(Photo by Flickr Commons)

Race narrows as Murray drops out

Glen Murray, MPP for the Toronto Centre riding, has dropped out of the Ontario Liberal leadership race, leaving six other hopefuls in contention. In the fall, Murray resigned from his position as minister of training, colleges and universities in order to run. He was the first to announce candidacy after former Premier Dalton McGuinty resigned. “He got out because he […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National, News ·

Laurier Sweeps Koodonation Competition

The Wilfrid Laurier University Glassco Foundation has helped the Colin B. Glassco Foundation for Children become $35,000  richer. “We are so excited, this is unreal,” expressed Sean Cameron, the captain of Laurier’s team for the Koodonation competition, an event that challenged numerous schools in microvolunteering, an online form of volunteering that allows students and other participants to contribute their time […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Protest assesses conflict

Laurier 4 Palestine hosted a march on Nov. 22 to highlight some of their concerns with the current conflict in the Gaza. This silent protest started on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus and advanced to the University of Waterloo. Isra Al-Thibeh, co-president of the club, stated that the aim of the protest was to “give a voice to the voiceless.” “[The […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Locals reach out to help

Last week, Peter Braid, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, announced the initiation of a food security project by local organization the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to support 20,000 families in northern Ghana. “The project has three important objectives,” Braid stated. “First is to increase crop production, the second is to improve market access […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Do you feel safe living in Waterloo?

A number of recent crimes taking place in Waterloo, specifically in the student community of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, have raised concerns about the safety of students. While out of town for the weekend in late Sepetember, third-year Wilfrid Laurier student Chris Allam woke up to a call from his roommates, explaining that his laptop, along […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·
(Photo by Miriam Smit)

Business with a cause

Ten Thousand Villages, a store located in Uptown Waterloo, has proved to be successful in both providing the city with unique, homemade and environmentally sustainable products as well as supporting artisans in 29 developing countries. “We are a non-profit organization and we have been around for 65 years,” expressed Stephanie Barth, manager of the store in Waterloo. “Our goal is […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·