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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Ontario government approves anticipated Laurier Milton Campus

Early this morning, the government of Ontario announced the approval of Wilfrid Laurier University’s long-awaited campus in the Town of Milton. The province has committed $90 million in funding in order to develop a satellite campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, offering programs in science, mathematics, technology and arts. The new campus […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Reviewing the most popular stories at Laurier and around Waterloo in 2018

Students’ Union President elected Tarique Plummer was elected as Laurier’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term, claiming the position with 52.35 per cent of the vote. Despite four candidates in the running, only 22 per cent of the student body cast their vote. Plummer experienced a rocky start to the beginning of his tenure as Chair and CGO of the […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

WarmWorkers Laurier reaches out to homeless in Waterloo Region

On March 29, WarmWorkers Laurier spent the day distributing supplies and necessities to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Waterloo Region. WarmWorkers is a non-profit organization and registered charity that was founded three years ago. Since its founding, the organization has expanded across Ontario. “WarmWorkers is an initiative focused on conditioning those experiencing homelessness from a cycle of dependency to a […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Emily Ferguson honoured with 2018 Outstanding Woman of Laurier award

On March 28, 2018, Emily Ferguson was announced as the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Women of Laurier (OWL) award. The OWL award is given out annually to a female Laurier student who embodies unprecedented athletic and academic achievement while exemplifying a commitment to leadership within the Laurier community. This year marked the 13th year of the annual event. “[Winning […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
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Manulife donates $300,000 to Laurier Jumpstart Program

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Jumpstart to Higher Education program recently received a $300,000 donation from Manulife earlier this month. The generous gift will ultimately allow the program to continue running and expand further into the Waterloo Region as well as into Brantford. “Laurier and Manulife enjoy a successful partnership that has spanned nearly four decades,” Deborah MacLatchy, president and vice-chancellor of […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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WRPS cracks down on distracted driving

Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is putting forth enhanced efforts in order to reinforce distracted driving laws. The new initiatives and efforts to curve distracted driving come in correspondence with Ontario’s provincial distracted driving campaign which is taking place throughout this entire week. With distracted driving becoming an increasingly prevalent issue amongst drivers, traffic officer Sgt. John Nymann, explained that […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
From the grounds up: understanding the appeal of coffee

From the grounds up: understanding the appeal of coffee

Coffee is a staple of my every day routine. There’s something gratifying about brewing coffee each morning or entering a local coffee shop that’s filled with the aroma of coffee. However, I’m often left wondering what it is about coffee that is so appealing. Being that coffee has little nutritional value — and I’m sure I’m not alone in experiencing […]

by Safina Husein· · Features ·
Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

With the winter academic term coming to an end, WIlfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun hiring and planning for next year. Tarique Plummer, incoming president and CEO of the Students’ Union, has spent his time since elections conducting a thorough hiring process and has officially hired the new executive team for 2018/19. Those hired for the various vice-president positions […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Having more unread books on your shelf is better for you

As reading week comes to an end, I’m left with a pile of books that I had initially intended on spending the past week reading.    However, I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that I was far less productive than I had wanted. Reading a novel from my collection of books outside of school has become a common after-thought […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Former pro player advocates to save Waterloo Park baseball diamonds

Aaron Hornostaj, a former professional baseball player and resident of Waterloo, has taken it upon himself to advocate for two baseball diamonds in Waterloo Park. The two diamonds, which are located along Father David Bauer Drive, have become a controversial topic of discussion in the city of Waterloo, as Waterloo Council has proposed to replace the two diamonds with festival […]

by Safina Husein· · Baseball, Sports ·