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

Memorial services announced for Leanne Holland Brown

Memorial services announced for Leanne Holland Brown

Visitations and a memorial service has been announced for Leanne Holland Brown, who tragically passed away last Wednesday as the result of a traffic accident. Yesterday, Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, provided all Laurier students information and details via email surrounding both the visitation and memorial for those in the Laurier community who wish to attend. “Students, staff […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
WRPS investigate gun shots near University Ave and King St.

WRPS investigate gun shots near University Ave and King St.

Waterloo Regional Police are currently investigating reports of gun shots near University Avenue and King Street. It was reported that a 26-year old man was taken from the hospital at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning. He was allegedly treated for non-life threatening injuries. There is currently an increased police presence around the location of the shooting while investigations continue. Although police […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Christina Manocchio

Vehicle crash into Laurier Brantford Student Centre closes building for the day

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Student Centre on the Brantford campus is closed due to a car crash. Earlier this morning, at approximately 6:00 a.m., a single car crashed into the Student Centre, which is located on Darling St. The crash allegedly knocked out power to portions of downtown Brantford. The women apparently driving the car was taken to a hospital in […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Second-year UW student passes away by suicide

The University of Waterloo announced yesterday that a student unexpectedly passed away on April 2, 2019. The second-year applied health sciences student died by suicide on campus. The family of the student asked that the university refrain from releasing the individual’s name; however, the family shared a message that was written by the student. The message was apparently written earlier […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Breaking down this year’s SU president’s leadership budget

With the winter term coming to a close, so too comes the end of Tarique Plummer’s tenure as president CEO of the Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union. With this brings a reflection of all he has accomplished during the past year. Plummer’s success in actualizing his platform began a year ago, when the previous board of director’s approved his operational […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editors Note: Saying Goodbye

Editors Note: Saying Goodbye

  Every Tuesday night, my best friends and I sit in a grungy house on Regina Street. A lot of shit goes on — we listen to horrible music, we fight over ginger ale, people unwillingly are forced into submitting dear life’s, but most importantly, we work hard and we work together to create a paper every week. Writing this […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editors Note: Graduating Goodbyes

Editors Note: Graduating Goodbyes

With the end of each school year comes a sense of catharsis. The weight of exams and school is lifted and the short break between the winter term and the start of either summer jobs or the summer semesters allows us to catch up on the things we’ve put on the back burner. For me, this year-end feels very different […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

Large crowds took to Ezra Avenue this past Sunday Mar. 17 on St. Patrick’s Day.  Although Waterloo Regional Police Services and partners who helped provide services on Sunday have not released official statistics and numbers, it is predicted that the crowds surpassed last year’s 22,000 attendees and may have hit closer to 30,000.  Constable Ashley Dietrich, public information officer for […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Alex Vialette/ TheSputnik

New YMCA at Brantford campus enhances students’ athletic experience

Wilfrid Laurier University students on the Brantford campus have experienced an athletic and recreational experience closer to that of a Waterloo student this past year as a result of the newly opened YMCA.  The Laurier Brantford YMCA officially opened its doors on Sept. 14, 2018. The facility, which was brought to fruition through a partnership between Laurier and the YMCA […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

Lazaro, Pattison and Wark announced as Outstanding Women of Laurier finalists

Jenna Lazarou, Sydney Pattison and Danielle Wark have been announced as this year’s 2019 Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) finalists. Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of athletics and recreation will host the fourteenth annual OWL awards on March 28 at Bingemans Conference Centre where one of the three finalists will be awarded with the OWL award.  The OWL Award strives to […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·