Safina Husein

Safina is a third year English student. Now in her third year writing for The Cord's news section, she is continuing on as News Director. 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.

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Doors Open allows a unique look into Waterloo heritage and architecture

Doors Open Waterloo Region, which took place this past Saturday Sept. 16, 2017, gives individuals the chance to explore the heritage and architecture of unique buildings throughout Waterloo Region. During the day-long event, almost 50 buildings across the Region opened their doors to the public, allowing them to take free tours of the facilities. “Doors Open is a chance, it’s […]

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Region of Waterloo responds to frustrated business owners

In response to an event held last Monday Sept. 12, 2017 called “Let Uptown Breathe,” the Region of Waterloo will be meeting with the Uptown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to discuss construction in uptown Waterloo. At “Let Uptown Breathe,” business owners in uptown Waterloo gathered to voice their frustration in regards to the delays they continue to experience with closures […]

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Laurier professor joins national research group to analyze paramedic well-being and mental health

Renée MacPhee, associate professor for Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of kinesiology and physical education, recently joined a national network that will be exploring and uncovering critical information regarding Canada’s public safety personnel. Individuals working the various sectors of public safety, such as correctional officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics and police officers, dedicate their every day to helping Canadians. However, this line […]

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Student’s Union board of directors kicks off a new semester

Over the summer months, the Students’ Union Board of Directors has had several Board of Director’s meetings. The most recent official Board of Director’s meeting took place on Aug. 12, 2017. The meeting consisted of the board discussing various orientation week topics, such as promotional items, programming, and more. The main topic of the meeting, which lasted approximately five hours, was […]

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Graphics by Alan Li strives to provide students with positive renting experiences

The beginning of each school year brings forth various concerns and questions raised by students moving into their off-campus housing accommodations., Wilfrid Laurier University’s exclusive off-campus housing partner, assists students in finding appropriate housing accommodations while ensuring that students are educated on their rights and responsibilities as renters. Essentially, provides an online platform on which landlords and property […]

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Uptown businesses address continued construction

On Monday Sept. 12, business owners, city councillors, mayor Dave Jaworsky and many others gathered at the intersection of King Street and Bridgeport Road for an event called “Let Uptown Breathe.” Melissa Durrell, uptown city councillor and member of the Uptown Business Improvement Association Board, hosted the event and started it off by reading out a statement on behalf of […]

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Laurier student helps launch successful Kickstarter campaign for cooking app

Dorian Wilson – a communications student at Wilfrid Laurier University – and his business partners recently began their first campaign on Kickstarter in order to launch their mobile app which brings a ‘personal chef’ to a person’s smartphone. NISE Tech Inc. launched their campaign on Kickstarter on June 18. “Since then, it’s been going much more well then we could’ve […]

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Laurier and Ontario University Application Centre create more gender options for residence application

Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of residence is working with the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) in order to create various gender identity categories when applying to residence. The residence staff are in the process of creating this option but have taken several steps to ensure that students can be accommodated for their specific needs. Clayton McCourt, associate director of Residence […]

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Laurier designates Pasha Malla as the new writer in residence for 2017

Pasha Malla will be joining the Wilfrid Laurier University campus this fall semester as Laurier’s new Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for the intensive residency program. Malla is a well accomplished and recognized writer in numerous genres and formats, including novels, poetry, short stories and literary journalism, amongst others. “[Pasha] is a young writer so I think that will help […]

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Sofia Fortino’s “Catharsis” gives relief to those searching for release

Catharsis: a noun used to describe the process of release thereby providing relief from repressed or strong emotions. Catharsis is also the name of the progressive poetry book regarding experiences of mental health which Sofia Fortino, fourth-year psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University, is currently writing. For Fortino, the idea to write the book stemmed from her personal experiences with […]

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