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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College students petition for tuition reimbursement during strike

Faculty from 24 Ontario public colleges have been on strike since Oct. 16, 2017.    The strike occurred after failed deliberations between the union and the College Employer Council (CEC) on Oct. 14 and 15.    Further discussions at the bargaining table between both parties have yet to commence since the strike began. The CEC and union have been in communication with […]

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Dallas Nightclub receives suspension notice

Dallas Nightclub in Kitchener is facing a suspension of their liquor license for a two-week period. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario posted a notice on the front of Dallas nightclub, located at 312 King St. W, stating that their license would be suspended from Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. to Oct. 28 at 2 a.m. The notice cited […]

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UPDATED: Faculty from 24 Ontario public colleges go on strike

Faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges have been on strike as of this past Monday, Oct. 16. The strike was confirmed on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9:28 p.m. after failed deliberations for a new contract. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario, including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty members. Apparently, the […]

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17-year-old experiences being President of Laurier for a day through Girls Belong Here initiative

In honour of International Day of the Girl, 17-year-old Muneeza Sheikh was selected and paired up with Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University, to participate in Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here Initiative. The initiative allows girls to learn from individuals in leadership roles by having them “take over” their dream job for the day. Plan International Canada created […]

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MilkweedWatch aims to track a plant that monarchs love

MilkweedWatch is a citizen science project launched to encourage the public to track Milkweed in order to allow researchers to obtain crucial information about the plant. The online platform, which was launched this past September, is a website where users across Canada can input data and information whenever they identify milkweed. The data ultimately tracks the quantity and locations of […]

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Roofers at Conrad Residence are overheard catcalling students and removed from job site

On Oct. 5, 2017 it was made known to Wilfrid Laurier University that two third-party construction workers who were working near Conrad Residence were allegedly catcalling students who were on campus and near the construction site. The complaints first stemmed from two anonymous tweets posted on the Spotted at Laurier Twitter account. The first tweet posted on the Spotted at […]

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BREAKING: Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges to go on strike

This evening at 9:28 p.m., it was confirmed that faculty at 24 Ontario public colleges will be on strike as of tomorrow morning after deliberations for a new contract were rejected by the employer. The strike will affect over 500,000 students in Ontario including students at Conestoga College in Kitchener-Waterloo. The union represents approximately 12,000 faculty. Apparently the union presented a new offer […]

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Sonja Larsen wins the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Sonja Larsen’s Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary has been chosen as the winner the 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction which includes a $1000 award. The memoir is coming-of-age story involving the author’s youth in counterculture organizations. “To get [the story] from a first person perspective, and a child’s perspective as she grew up with […]

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Laurier student seeks unique opportunities as a Naval reservist

Simon Gonsalves, fourth-year political science and history student at Wilfrid Laurier University, has spent his time throughout his post-secondary career undertaking a unique part-time job as a naval reservist with the Canadian Military. Gonsalves works as a naval combat information operator and member of ship’s company at HMCS Star in Hamilton. Gonsalves said that he decided to pursue a career […]

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Laurier Toronto hosts interactive art performance at Nuit Blanche

As part of Toronto’s approaching Nuit Blanche festival taking place on Sept. 30, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Toronto campus is hosting an interactive art performance called the Nature Deficit Disorder Clinic. The installation goes along with Nuit Blanche’s overarching theme this year of “Many Possible Futures.” “It’s a futuristic installation that is set in the year 2067 and it’s an invitation […]

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