Safina Husein

Safina Husein

Safina is the Editor-in-Chief of The Cord. Safina spent the past three years writing for the news section, working as News Director this past year. When Safina is not spending her time writing, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, collecting various plaid shirts and re-watching, but never tiring of, Gilmore Girls.

Articles by Safina Husein

Editors note: Loyal coworkers

Editors note: Loyal coworkers

As with all workplaces, there are many ups and downs. No workplace is ever perfect.  There are always the coworkers who you work well with, and there’s always some coworkers who are trickier to work with.  Navigating working alongside coworkers during times of high stress can be particularly difficult. Especially when work is only one commitment in addition to school, […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Graffiti Market puts a unique spin on the casual restaurant experience

If you’re looking for something new to experience in Waterloo, I would highly recommend heading over to Graffiti Market. Located at 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener at Catalyst137 — the world’s largest IoT manufacturing hub — Graffiti Market aims to provide art, technology and great food to their customers. Graffiti Market, however, is more than a unique place to dine. […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

Though being part of the LGBTQ+ community in the Waterloo region might look like it is all rainbows and sparkles, things are a lot darker than they seem, as concluded and reiterated by The Outlook Study. The Outlook Study, led by Robb Travers, associate professor of Health Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, is one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s note: Maintaining balance within a busy schedule

Editor’s note: Maintaining balance within a busy schedule

Now that we’ve just passed the midway mark of this fall academic semester, it seems the amount of work we need to finish continues to pile higher and higher.  In the midst of constantly feeling bogged down by classes and school work, it can seem difficult to foster a balanced lifestyle.  It seems that no matter how much time we […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Laurier’s Milton campus funding cut by Ford government

The Government of Ontario released a statement late in the day on Oct. 23, 2018 stating that they will no longer be funding the recently approved Wilfrid Laurier University Milton satellite campus. “Our government is committed to restore accountability and trust in Ontario’s finances. This includes making difficult decisions about projects across the province,” reads the statement from Merrilee Fullterton, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

Part 4- Back to the drawing board: Looking Forward

This story is the final part in a four-part series released by The Cord. Part One can be found here. Parts Two and Three can be found here. The series discusses alleged accounts of sexism as well as various dysfunctions which were said to be present amongst the Students’ Union 2017-18 board of directors.  Part Four: Looking Forward As the […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Racist poster found inside issue of The Cord on campus

Racist poster found inside issue of The Cord on campus

A poster containing racist statements was found slipped into the most recent issue of The Cord, which came out this past Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. The poster was originally found earlier this week by a Wilfrid Laurier University Welcome Centre staff member in the Science Building.  Allegedly, the poster was picked up inside of a copy of The Cord by […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s Note: The municipal elections impact on students

Editor’s Note: The municipal elections impact on students

With the municipal election less than one week away — as is the case with any political election — students are often inundated with people advising them on the importance of staying informed and casting their vote. Finding the time to read platforms, watch debates and making the time to vote as a student can be difficult between classes and […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Balzac’s grand opening celebrations

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters in Waterloo recently hosted their grand opening in celebration of their newest cafe, located at 256 Phillip Street. The Waterloo location, which is found in close proximity to the UW plaza, opened up almost a year ago. “We just did a very belated grand opening. I think it was almost a year to the date that we […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahamn

Summer job listings on university campuses falsely rumoured to be linked to human trafficking

A story surrounding mysterious clipboards has been circulating at various post-secondary institutions, such as the University of Windsor and Ryerson University.  Students in various lectures and classes had been given the opportunity to provide their information to unspecified summer jobs. However, despite a seemingly harmless concept, rumours began to circulate that the clipboards and sign up sheets were linked to human […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·