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

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Students’ Union’s board of directors elects chair and vice-chair for the 2019-2020 school year

The newly elected board of directors for 2019-2020 held their first meeting last Thursday Feb. 7 to elect their new chair and vice-chair. Current vice-chair Owen Bourrie was elected as the incoming chair and CGO of the 2019-20 board, while Sameed Hussain was elected as the incoming vice-chair. Bourrie has been planing to run for the chair and CGO position […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editors note: Showing pride in public

Editors note: Showing pride in public

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I were at Chainsaw with a group of our friends. Being together in public felt natural — her hand in mine, she leaned in to kiss me, when I realized a girl sitting at the table next to us had been staring intently at our affection. Later in the night, we went to the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

  The other day I was having a conversation with my significant other surrounding morals within your career. Our discussion made me reflect on what values I uphold within my job and how the decisions I make at work might define me as a person. As a journalist and — in particular — a news reporter, remaining unbiased and remaining […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Digging through the history of Groundhog Day

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday on Feb. 2. Although it was exciting celebrating with the important people in my life, I have to admit that my birthday seems quite insignificant in comparison to the little weather-predicting animals that come out of their dens and into the spotlight each year on the same day. You might even say my […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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New distracted driving and DUI laws in 2019 bring together over 200 activities

The start of 2019 has brought about substantial changes with regard to laws, regulations and fines with regard to distracted and impaired driving. In order to combat and deter individuals, even more, to refrain from texting and driving as well as driving under the influence, these new laws involve license suspensions and higher fines to pay. Mike Hinsperger, staff sergeant […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

With the start of every new year, everyone is focused on their new goals and resolutions, thinking about all the things they want to accomplish and get done in 2019. For me, I was excited to start 2019 after a break with a trip to Calgary with my staff NASH — an annual student journalism conference. Before the conference, my […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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All-candidates meeting kicks off Laurier elections month

“I feel my four years of community work engagement, contributions and the work that I put in building on the Laurier community … has given me an opportunity to serve Laurier students through my journey which is running as a presidential candidate with the vision to serve Laurier students.” Naeem’s platform focuses on helping student utilize services and resources on […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

This past weekend, The Cord’s sports editor, Pranav Desai, won the JHM Sports Reporting Award at NASH, an annual student journalism conference. At NASH, student journalists come together to meet professionals in the journalism and media field, learning about trends and tips about various categories in the journalism industry. Desai was shortlisted for the award on Dec. 25, 2019. He […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News, Sports ·
Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is currently taking place on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10.   The initiative is being collaboratively run by Laurier Sexual Violence Education Group, Laurier’s Student Wellness Centre, the Diversity and Equity Office, Waterloo Region’s Sexual Assault Centre as well as Advocates for Student Culture of Consent.   “This […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts, Arts and Life ·