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

File photo by Chad Butt

Another chance for Harmony Lunch building in Waterloo Region

Harmony Lunch in Waterloo is set to reopen after its recent closure a few weeks ago. The historic restaurant has been owned by the Marks family for the past 86 years. The restaurant brought numerous regular customers to the building on Oct. 29 for their last meal before shutting down. Community members valued Harmony Lunch before they closed and the […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Costco opening disrupts garbage collection

Garbage collection in the Waterloo Region was recently delayed as a result of the grand opening of the new Costco store in Waterloo. Costco’s grand opening took place on the same day that many residents in Waterloo were to have their garbage collected. The high volume of people coming into the Costco parking lot, which happens to be right across […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

US Election viewing party hosted in Turret

Students and faculty around the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus have spent the last few weeks preparing to watch the 2016 American Presidential Election. The Laurier Association of Political Science Students hosted an election results party in the Laurier Turret Tuesday night in preparation. Students were welcome to come and view the results with appetizers, drinks and activities. Games such […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Velocity Garage opens in downtown Kitchener

Velocity Garage, one of the largest startup accelerators in the world, recently hosted its grand opening in downtown Kitchener. Attaining 37,000 square feet of space and with over 80 startups working in the garage, Velocity Garage is located at the Tannery building at 151 Charles St. W. Many individuals from government, academia and the tech industry attended the opening, including […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Photo by Alex Trkulja

City Council approves 10-year streetscape plan for Northdale

Waterloo City Council recently approved 24 million dollars to be put towards a 10-year long-term streetscape plan in the Northdale neighbourhood. With the vast development occurring around the Northdale area, the need for further capacity and updated infrastructure is necessary, explained Waterloo councillor, Jeff Henry. “We get to take a 1950 suburban plan and imagine what the 21st century, vibrant, […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Uptown Waterloo said to re-open to two-way traffic by end of November

Uptown Waterloo said to re-open to two-way traffic by end of November

Uptown Waterloo has been under construction for the LRT since September 2014. King Street, the main street running through uptown, has now been under construction and closed to traffic since February 2016. Despite many re-openings around uptown Waterloo, such as the intersection of Erb Street and Caroline Street, which reopened this past September, and King Street from Union Street to […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News, Uncategorized ·
WLU hosts workshop for high school students

WLU hosts workshop for high school students

The Aquatic Science Outreach Network for the Grand workshop was hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University this past fall. It allowed high school students from across the Waterloo Region to learn about local water issues while being able to experience hands-on work in their research laboratories. The workshop consisted of various different engaging learning experiences. High school students were first able […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

WLU recognized for sustainability

Wilfrid Laurier University was recently included in The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The book features the most environmental and eco-friendly colleges in North America. One of only ten Canadian institutions included in the review, the recognition demonstrates Laurier’s dedication to the environment and sustainability on campus. Claire Bennett, manager of Laurier’s Sustainability Office, said the sustainability office […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
New space in K-W for arts and startups

New space in K-W for arts and startups

A new combined space for the arts and startup communities in Kitchener-Waterloo has been provided by the City of Kitchener, located on the second floor of 44 Gaukel Street. The building formerly belonged to Everest College, before it went bankrupt, leaving the space vacant since February 2015. Currently the building is 90 per cent occupied, which occurred without any active […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·