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

Four individuals seen in custody near the addresses upper unit

Drugs search warrant on Columbia St leaves four in custody and rifle attained

Earlier today, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) undertook a search warrant at an address on Columbia Street near Lester Street. “We had grounds to execute a full drug and substance search warrant,” WRPS Superintendent Daryl Goetz said. As WRPS geared up to enter the premise, two individuals fled in a vehicle, while another two individuals left […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary officially named Martin Luther University College

  June 23, 2018 marked Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s official transition to being named Martin Luther University College. The newly named Martin Luther University College is federated with Laurier, while students who attend the college ultimately earn degrees from Laurier. The rename and rebrand was originally announced last September by the 54-year-old building located on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. It […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
File Photo by Luke Sarazin

Rob Gordon appointed as Laurier’s new provost and vice-president: academic

Earlier this month, Rob Gordon was officially appointed as Wilfrid Laurier University’s new provost and vice-president: academic. Gordon has served at Laurier since 2015 as vice-president: research. In March 2017, he was appointed acting provost. The positions for both provost and vice-president: academic was formerly held by Deborah MacLatchy, current president of Laurier. When MacLatchy was appointed as the new […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
File Photo / Photo by Garrison Oosterhof

Lindsay Shepherd files $3.6M law suit against Laurier over alleged abusive treatment

Earlier this week, Lindsay Shepherd filed a $3.6 million law suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, claiming the school’s treatment of her has deemed her unemployable in academia. The unproven claim alleges harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, amongst others. The statement of claim names Laurier, as well as Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel — the three individuals involved […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Thiviya Kanagasabesan

Man arrested in response to series of small fires set in Waterloo’s university area

A 27 year-old man was arrested yesterday in correspondence to a series of small fires which were set in Waterloo near the University of Waterloo (UW), including a few that were set on UW’s campus. The first fires were set on Wednesday evening at Crabby Joe’s on University Avenue and the Starbucks located at Starbucks at 428 King St. N. Specifically, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
File Photo by Heather Davidson

Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario. The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats. Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, […]

by Safina Husein· · News, Uncategorized ·
Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

This past Wednesday May 30, Waterloo’s first rainbow crosswalk was officially unveiled in the heart of uptown  located on Willis Way near the Waterloo Town Square. Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, Melissa Durrell, uptown councillor, Tracy Van Kalsbeek, UpTown Waterloo BIA executive director, individuals from OK2BME and a crowd of over almost 30 were there to commemorate the unveiling. The […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Safina Husein

Sticks and Scones is a new local treat

Sticks & Scones, a trendy and modern bakery, has recently opened its doors in the heart of the university area, located at 62 Balsam Street, behind Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Hall.  The local bakery, which has now been open for approximately two months, offers customers fresh coffee and baked goods as well as a specialty catering service.  The store front […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Photo by Dotun Jide/File Photo

Indigenous Knowledge Fund created at Laurier

Wilfrid Laurier University has created an Indigenous Knowledge Fund in order to support and encourage the presence of Indigenous content within academic settings on both the Waterloo and Brantford campus. Last year, Laurier Brantford’s faculty of Indigenous Studies, in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Office of the Dean of Students, created the fund. “We thought that […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Safina Hussein

BMO offers Themuseum $1 million for renovations

Early this week, BMO announced’s their intent to offer Themuseum a game-changing donation of $1 million.  The donation comes in two parts, the first being the monetary fund to revitalize and transform Themuseum. The second comes in the form of the sale of the BMO building found right next to Themuseum’s location in downtown Kitchener. “We first offered the sale […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·