Mynt Marsellus

Mynt Marsellus

Articles by Mynt Marsellus

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Opting in for the better of the student body

Last week’s edition of The Cord contained an article about student fees that I found concerning. The author argued that students who feel they are not directly benefiting from services funded by their student fees should opt-out. That is a monumentally bad idea, not just for the person opting out, but for all the other students at the school. To […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
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Take a deep breath: Plot spoilers aren’t everything

Do you hate spoilers? Do you think a movie is ruined once you know what happens? If you do, you are holding the rest of society back and should have your popular media privileges restricted. Why? Because the best movies, TV shows, books, plays and other forms of narrative media get better once you know what happens because then you […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Responding to LifeLink’s demonstration

Responding to LifeLink’s demonstration

Religious activists need to stop caring about sex I’m sure by now that everyone saw or heard about the demonstration in the quad last Thursday. Laurier LifeLink, a Students’ Union club, put little pink and blue flags all over the grass in the quad. Each flag is supposed to represent ten fetuses that were aborted in the past year. If […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
Benefits of mandatory community service

Benefits of mandatory community service

  Who remembers their mandatory volunteer hours from high school? I have vague recollections of volunteering at a soup kitchen a couple times and working at my church, but for 40 hours of my life, I can’t say they had any lasting impact on me. According to the Government of Ontario, the purpose of these 40 hours are to “encourage […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
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Rape culture in drinking culture

“Its all about getting your bitches. It’s all about getting your dick wet at the end of the day.” These are words I heard as I was walking up University Avenue last Friday. That’s not to say that it’s the first time I’ve heard that sentiment. When you live in residence for two years, it’s hard to avoid the sense […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
The gruelling process of applying for OSAP

The gruelling process of applying for OSAP

The reason social workers consider poverty and homelessness to be a ‘cycle’ is because when you live in poverty, your entire life becomes about survival. Your next meal and where you will be sleeping become the first things you think about, taking priority over the longer term goals that could eventually get you out of the situation. Applying to a […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
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Three cheers for Pokémon Go

By now you have probably seen people walking around Waterloo in groups, randomly stopping at intersections and landmarks, with their eyes glued to their phones. Although not an uncommon sight, its what’s on those phones that’s making waves. By releasing this augmented reality game, Nintendo has seemingly solved a video game’s biggest downfall: lack of physical activity. I think there […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Is universal income the way of the future?

With incessant news coming from south of the border, it’s not surprising that it took something as absurd as “elbowgate” to break through. Canadian politics, since Justin Trudeau became prime minister, could be described as so sunny it hurts. Even when there are things to gripe about, he and the reigning liberals just look so damn good that it’s hard […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
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Rebellious politicians consuming media

How did we get to Donald Trump? That seems to be the question so many of us have been asking ourselves over the past 10 months. Even that seems odd to say. Donald Trump announced his bid for presidency in June of last year and a month in he was already a clear front runner in the polls. Every newscaster […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
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A eulogy for the Laurier statue project

When Max Blouw first announced the prime minister statue project at Wilfrid Laurier University, I was unequivocally and unapologetically supportive of the idea. As a hardcore political science nerd and someone who thinks this campus needs a little more prestige, this idea was perfect. But as we all know, this was not the opinion of many students. Soon after the […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·