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.

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True North Beer Festival hosts rare craft brewers from KW

True North Beer Festival took place this past Saturday, Sept. 15. Craft breweries from all over Ontario gathered at Lot 42 in Kitchener for the festival’s third and final event of the season. The festival’s first two events took place in Brantford and then Prince Edward Country this past summer. The event, which saw a solid turnout of people throughout […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Editors Note: Is a photo worth it?

Editors Note: Is a photo worth it?

This past summer, my friends and I went to a sunflower farm called Boggle Seeds located approximately 40 minutes away from Waterloo. The farm had 74 acres of sunflowers the farm’s website iterated to interested visitors that the crop only blooms for approximately two weeks, making the farm a pretty cool summer day trip for those within its proximity. Upon […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Annual Doors Open event looks into Waterloo Region’s architecture and history

The annual Doors Open Waterloo Region took place this past Saturday Sept. 15, 2018, giving residents of Waterloo a unique look into buildings with noteworthy architecture or history. This year, the event featured 34 sites which were opened to the community for the day — many of which would be otherwise closed to the public. “We try to have people […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s Note: Looking into the future

Editor’s Note: Looking into the future

Last week my staff and I spent both first-year move-in days handing out our orientation week issue — a yearly tradition at The Cord. My video editor, Sarah Tyler, came up to me and nostalgically said, “This is our last first-day at Laurier.” And with that thought, many of us entering our fourth or final year realized this would be […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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True North Beer Festival is on its way to KW

True North Beer Festival is coming to Kitchener this upcoming Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 for its third and final stop of the year. “We are a touring craft beer festival and we set out to bring micro brewers that have minimal to no distribution outside of their local area,” said Peter Lazar, creative director of True North Beer Festival. Taking […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

A decade of change in uptown Waterloo

Editor-in-Chief, Safina Husein, discusses the transformation of Waterloo’s core before, during and after construction Change — the one word that comes to my mind when I think back to uptown Waterloo a decade ago. Ten years ago, uptown Waterloo was a local-oriented location. The core held a certain small-town charm. Janice Welch, owner of Just For You Fine Lingerie, described […]

by Safina Husein· · Features ·
Editor’s Note: Finding your place on campus

Editor’s Note: Finding your place on campus

Entering first-year can be overwhelming. From the first day you arrive at Laurier, you are inundated with people who are passionate about their purple and gold pride encouraging you to get involved, to try new things, and to take advantage of all that Laurier offers.  It’s no secret that Laurier holds a pretty specific stereotype amongst other universities — Golden […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Photo by Safina Husein

Anchor Bar opens new location in Uptown Waterloo

On August 23, 2018 Anchor Bar held its official grand opening as the newest restaurant edition to uptown Waterloo. Anchor Bar in Waterloo — ‘home of the original buffalo wing’ — is the fifth location of Anchor Bar’s franchise in Canada. Anchor Bar began its history in 1965 in Buffalo, NY. Since then it has spread across the globe and, […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Food ·
New, accessible recycling bins for WLU campus

New, accessible recycling bins for WLU campus

Hillary Scanlon, fourth-year global studies student at Laurier, has taken to creating accessible waste and recycling options on campus for those with vision impairments. In order to easily distinguish between various waste options on campus, Scanlon has created numerous rubber floor signs. The signs, which look like large stickers, are distinguishable from the rest of the floor, making them easy […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

Part 1 – Back to the drawing board: Reflecting on the 2017-18 directors

  The Cord’s Editor-In-Chief, Safina Husein, conducted an investigation of the Students’ Union’s 2017-18 board of directors, following up with allegations of sexism and various other dysfunctions which were disclosed to The Cord by various board members during  their final board reviews conducted in April, which consist of confidential, anonymous interviews.    Part 1 From the beginning of the 2017-18 […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·