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.

Articles by Safina Husein

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Athletic Centre gymnasium and parking lot on campus sees closures

  The Athletic Complex (AC) gymnasium on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus will be closed for approximately four weeks until further notice. The closure stems from a water leak that came from the roof of the gymnasium. The roof, which has been under construction since November for repairs and the installation of solar panels, began leaking water last Wednesday. “What […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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2018 Students’ Union election season kicks off at All Candidates Meeting

  The 2018 Students’ Union election season has officially begun. On Monday Jan. 15, 2017, the All-Candidates meeting took place on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Candidates running for Students’ Union President and CEO, board of directors, senate and board of governors were present at the meeting. Campaigning for all positions officially began 30 minutes after the completion of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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Catherine Faas is leading the shift towards gender equality in sports

  Working as a woman in a male-dominated industry is a hurdle which Catherine Faas has easily overcome in order to succeed in her career. Faas has been working as the digital and social media lead for the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) for the past six years. As well, Faas is a Laurier graduate who studied journalism at […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Water leak damages Athletic Complex floors

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Athletic Complex (AC) announced various closures earlier this morning. The gymnasium in the AC at Laurier Waterloo campus has been closed until further notice. According to Jamie Howieson, communications director for Laurier Athletics and Recreation, the closures stem from a leak in the roof. The roof began to leak water on Thursday, Jan. 11 in the gymnasium, […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Campus under-pass blocked off due to falling glass

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables blocked off the entrance located at the under-pass on the Waterloo campus. According to Special Constable Services, a tile of glass on the roof of the under-pass was broken and had fallen onto the ground. The glass broke as a result of an excess of heavy snow that was built up on the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Lindsay Shepherd retains a lawyer, fact-finding results released and task force is announced

  The polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights continues to envelope the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus almost two months since the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd first occurred. As a result of the magnitude of controversy within Laurier’s campus, it was announced in Nov. 23, 2017 that Laurier had hired Rob Centa, a partner […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
Laurier professors join in discussion on Jordan Peterson’s YouTube channel

Laurier professors join in discussion on Jordan Peterson’s YouTube channel

  On Dec. 26, 2017, Jordan Peterson, psychology professor at the University of Toronto, published a video onto his YouTube account regarding the controversy surrounding Lindsay Shepherd, a Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant. Peterson has frequently publicized his views surrounding Bill C-16, which came into law as of this past June. Peterson critiques the use of gender-neutral pronouns such as […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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UPDATED: President MacLatchy releases statement on the results of Lindsay Shepherd fact-finding report

On Dec. 18, 2017 Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, released a statement surrounding the completed independent fact-finding report. The report was conducted as a result of a controversial situation on campus regarding teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd. For a detailed timeline on the incident, click here. “I believe it is time for some clarity around the events of the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: Lawyer suggests that no formal complaint was made in Shepherd incident

A polarizing debate between freedom of expression and human rights has enveloped the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. The debate stems from a situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd who showed a TVO clip of Jordan Peterson in her first-year communications tutorial. The clip spoke to the validity of pronouns, specifically, the use of ‘they’ in the singular. Shepherd […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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News Review: The top five stories from this semester

Lindsay Shepherd Controversy surrounding a Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, has enveloped the Laurier campus for the past month. The controversy stems from Shepherd’s decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate on gender pronouns in her first-year tutorial. When concerns were raised, Shepherd was pulled into a meeting with three individuals from Laurier who condemned her for showing Peterson’s views […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·