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

(Graphic by Carley McGlynn)

Microvolunteering takes off at WLU

Imagine being able to make a difference without moving from your seat. Microvolunteering, an online volunteering system created by KoodoNation last October, allows students to do just that. While it is not a complete substitute for physical volunteering, the two volunteer concepts parallel one another since they both aim to achieve the same thing — giving back. “The microvolunteering concept […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Adele Palmquist

Canada in brief: November 14, 2012

Historical Statistics Canada publication retires The Canada Year Book, having reached 145 years of publication after starting in 1867 when Canada became a nation, is now retiring. Statistics Canada announced that they had published the last edition of the book on Tuesday, citing that ebbing demand was the main reason for discontinuing the book. The book served as a resource […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National, News ·
I survived brain surgery…  now what?

I survived brain surgery… now what?

“I never thought this would happen to me.” Those are the words out of everyone’s mouth after they have gone through something bad. No one expects it, no one is prepared for it and no one knows how to deal with it. Unfortunately, I spoke those choice words at the beginning of October, when I woke up in an Intensive […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Features ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Annual report puts Laurier to the test

After MacLean’s released its annual university rankings, Wilfrid Laurier University found itself placing 25th overall of the national reputation ranking. However, in most other rankings, MacLean’s placed universities into one of three categories that displayed the differences in levels of research funding, the diversity of offerings and the breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Within the comprehensive category, […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·
(Photo by Cristina Rucchetta)

Remember the fallen

Lest we forget. November 11 is approaching, and it will be accompanied by Remembrance Day commemoration events across town, recognizing the sacrifice of the fallen for the country. When asked if remembrance day still had the same significance as it has had in previous years, Roger Sarty, a history professor at Wilfrid Laurier, replied, “I still think Remembrance Day [is […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·

Assault claim retracted

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) are withdrawing the sexual assault accusation from last Monday night, which occurred on the University of Waterloo’s campus, stating that “the female’s initial allegations to the police were not true.” On Sept. 18, University of Waterloo campus police released a statement announcing that a “serious” assault had occurred the previous night on the university campus. […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·

Laurier prof analyzes stereotypes of Muslim youths

Earlier this month, Wilfrid Laurier University sociology Professor, Jasmine Zine, spoke about her research on Muslim youth post 9/11 and the negative stereotypes that this “war on terror” has created for them. While talking with over 100 Muslim youths across Canada, Zine has conducted vast research on this topic, focusing on how Muslim youth are “being securitized.” “There were these […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·

U of W cheating scandal

Academic integrity and honesty, two of the University of Waterloo’s (UW) most defining values, are being called into question amid a plagiarism scandal that has plagued the university in recent weeks. Dongqing Li, a professor at UW, who holds the Canada Research Chair in microfluidics and nanofluidics, and Yasaman Daghighi, a graduate student of UW, nearing completion of her PhD, […]

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

Laurier ‘maxed out’ on study space

Looking around Laurier’s Waterloo campus, one thing is clear: there are students everywhere — and the university is quite aware of this. “We know we are maxed out on space on the Waterloo campus overall,” said David McMurray, vice president of student affairs at Laurier. The more pressing concern is not so much the influx of students, but the availability […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·
Textbook options expanding

Textbook options expanding

For the second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University’s bookstore is providing students with alternative options to the standard textbook purchase, which include both competitive online prices from alternative sellers, and rental textbooks. “We are just trying to get as many options to students as possible,” said Michael Zybala, the associate director of retail services and systems, who explained […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus, News ·