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

Butterfly release encourages discussion

Butterfly release encourages discussion

Dozens of butterflies fluttered through the air on Monday evening to represent World Suicide Prevention Day and to signify hope. The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC) hosted, with the help of volunteers who had all been affected by the topic of suicide, this annual event in Victoria Park on Sept. 10. “I think it is a chance for people […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local, News ·
Stacey Danckert poses with her husband James. (Photo by Cristina Rucchetta).

Fourth-place finish encourages K-W greens

“We’ve accomplished so much [in comparison] to what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past,” said Stacey Danckert, the Green Party of Ontario candidate in Thursday’s Kitchener-Waterloo byelection. While Danckert finished fourth out of the ten candidates, the party’s supporters were pleased with the result. “It’s just a matter of having the wind in our sails,” said Matt Casselman, […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·

Pursuing college after undergrad

87 per cent of Ontario college students are either satisfied or very satisfied with the knowledge and skills acquired from their programs. This percentage was found in HEQCO’s (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario) 2010-2011 Annual Report and is a clear justification that college programs and degrees are on the rise. What is being found in recent years is that […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National ·

The changing face of student housing

Northdale, which is bounded in a loose square by Columbia Street, University Avenue, Phillip Street and King Street North is getting a facelift. According to the Northdale Improvement Plan, which aims to find a balance between long-term residents and short-term students residing in the area of Northdale, come 2030, the community will be changed for students and residents alike and […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·
Graphic by Carley McGlynn

Inside the mind of an eight-year-old

Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is one of the toughest, and most rewarding things we can do. It’s hard at our age, in our “adult” life, to see the world in an innocent light. We have been tainted by our experiences, by our hardships, and we often forget that there is still magic in this world. I’ve worked […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Life ·

Scholarship addresses youth financial illiteracy

Post-secondary education is expensive — there is no denying it. Whether you are paying for school on your own, getting assistance from the government or simply lucked out with a trust fund, you all know that education doesn’t come cheap. But do you know how to handle your money? In late May, Brandes Investment Partners & Co., announced a new […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National ·
Balsillie campus looks back at year

Balsillie campus looks back at year

Last September, the Balsillie School of International Affairs, which is a joint partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo (UW) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), opened up a campus in Waterloo with the intention to foster an environment where students from both universities had a common place to collaborate and discuss the issues that plague […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Local ·

Tuition fees capped

At the beginning of March, Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities released a statement regarding tuition fees for the upcoming school year, 2012-2013. The tuition framework that was implemented in 2006 was extended for another year, which means that increasing tuition fees will continue to be capped at an institutional average of five per cent. Although the minister of […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · National ·

‘5 Days’ campaign kicks off

Between March 11 and March 16, five students from Wilfrid Laurier University will be voluntarily sleeping outside the Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC) to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The 5 Days for the Homeless campaign started in 2005 at the University of Alberta with Laurier hosting its first event in 2008. This year marks the fifth time 5 Days […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·

Young entrepreneurs face off at Laurier

On Friday evening, the Laurier Innovation and Technology Club (LiTC), and SIFE Laurier teamed up with the Schlegel Centre of Entrepreneurship to host the fifth annual Laurier Entrepreneurship Competition. With over 20 applications to select from, a group of internal judges from WLU narrowed down the competition to five finalists in February. Those five contestants presented their ideas on March […]

by Katelyn Cullum· · Campus ·