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.

Articles by Safina Husein

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Trans Solidarity Rally hosted in the Quad

On Dec. 7, 2017 at 12 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University students, staff and faculty held a Trans Solidarity Rally in the Quad. The rally was organized in response to the increased amount of controversy and transphobia on Laurier’s campus. The controversy stems from the situation surrounding Laurier teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd, who ultimately sparked a polarizing debate on campus in […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Heather Davidson, File Photo

Street party on Ezra Avenue costs region over $80,000

  Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) has announced that Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2017 homecoming cost the Region over 80,000 dollars to implement safety measures. WRPS says the additional costs stem from additional amounts of overtime, event training and more. With street parties on Ezra Avenue becoming increasingly bigger each year on both homecoming and St. Patrick’s Day, WRPS has expressed […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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President of Laurier appears on The Agenda to discuss free speech on campus

This evening at 8 p.m., Deborah MacLatchy, president of Laurier, made a guest appearance on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikan. The segment featured discussions surrounding the limits of free speech on campus — a controversial topic throughout the Laurier campus since teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd showed a clip of a Jordan Peterson debate in her first-year tutorial. The clip […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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The big debate on campus: new perspectives on the Laurier scandal

  Almost three weeks ago, Lindsay Shepherd, a Laurier graduate student and teaching assistant, was reprimanded for showing a TVO clip of a Jordan Peterson debate within her first year Communications tutorial and then leading a discussion about the use of gendered pronouns, sparking controversy throughout the Wilfrid Laurier University campus and amongst media outlets on an international scale. Since […]

by Safina Husein· · Features ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Student groups create collaborative report to enhance student mental health

A collaborative report, In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health, was recently released as a call to the Province for greater action regarding the challenges and difficulties pertaining to mental health which continues to increase among students in Ontario. The report was compiled by four partners: the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Colleges Ontario […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Laurier TA Lindsay Shepherd makes national headlines and receives formal apology from President MacLatchy

Over the past week, Wilfrid Laurier University’s responses to the actions of Laurier teaching assistant, Lindsay Shepherd, have gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd took her story to the media after concerns were raised over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from a neutral standpoint. It became known last week that Shepherd secretly […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, National, News ·
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College students and faculty are sent back to work by Provincial Government

Students and faculty at Ontario’s 24 public college’s are now back in class after the provincial government passed the back-to-work legislation this past Sunday. Faculty were to report to work on Monday in order to revise their courses and prepare for the remainder of the semester, while students were able to return to their normal class schedules on Tuesday. The […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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BREAKING: President of Laurier issues apology regarding Lindsey Shepherd

Throughout the past week, the incident involving TA, Lindsey Shepherd, has gone viral, making national headlines on various media outlets. Shepherd made headlines after a student or students raised concerns over her decision to show a Jordan Peterson debate video from TVO from a neutral standpoint. After this was brought to the attention of her supervising professor, Nathan Rambukkana, she was […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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College strike ends following government intervention

Students and faculty at Ontario’s 24 pubic college’s will be returning to class this Tuesday after four weeks of being on strike. The provincial government passed the back-to-work legislation earlier today; however, the bill to send faculty back-to-work was first introduced this past Thursday evening ensuing the college faculty’s decision to reject the College Employer Council’s (CEC) latest offer. Faculty will be reporting […]

by Safina Husein· · National, News ·
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Waterloo Against Abortion displays at Hazel and University

UOn Friday Nov. 17, members of Waterloo Against Abortion, a local anti-abortion group, were seen at the intersection of Hazel Street and University Avenue conducting an anti-abortion display. The individuals present at the display were seen holding anti-abortion posters depicting graphic images. Individuals at the demonstration said they were not students at Laurier nor affiliated with Laurier LifeLink. “We’re here […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·