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

Editors Note: Timing isn’t everything

Editors Note: Timing isn’t everything

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to relationships.  Every relationship is different. And different relationships take on different levels of seriousness at different points in time.  For some people, it can take months or years to consider your relationship with someone serious. But for others, sometimes it can take a shorter amount of time for a relationship to feel like it’s right. […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin/File photo

Study shows that KW-Cambridge the least safe place for women to live

Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have been named as one of the least safe metro areas for women in Canada, according to a study published this past month. The recent study, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, was titled “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019.” The publication ranked 26 metro areas across Canada, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Perimeter Institute in Waterloo announces newest director, Robert Myers, in recent ceremony

The Perimeter Institute, the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics, has a newly hired director. The appointee, Robert Myers, is an internationally-recognized Canadian theoretical physicist. He was chosen as the new director following a long international search process for the right individual to fill the role.  According to the Perimeter Institute, Myers was chosen unanimously by a search […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s note: Prioritizing due dates

Editor’s note: Prioritizing due dates

Sometimes, taking the two-per cent isn’t that bad. I tend to say these words to myself frequently. When I was in high school, I would say I was a pretty motivated student. I studied hard and got pretty good grades; but I prioritized school over everything — work, extracurriculars and my social life.  When I got to university and realized […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editors note: Value in job searching

Editors note: Value in job searching

With this cold and crappy weather outside, the summer feels far away. However, the end of the term and the summer months are closer than they seem. And with the end of the school term, many of us will be thinking about finding summer jobs. With exams, assignments and midterms the priority, it can be easy to procrastinate looking for […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Empowering women through this Canadian pastime

Female athletes in axe throwing are on the rise. Axe throwing, like many other sports, is largely a male-dominated sport. However, many female athletes have come forth with success stories within the sport which has been growing in interest. In Kitchener, BATL axe throwing provides an opportunity for individuals to take part in the sport of throwing axes. For Jayme […]

by Safina Husein· · Sports ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Students’ Union’s board of directors elects chair and vice-chair for the 2019-2020 school year

The newly elected board of directors for 2019-2020 held their first meeting last Thursday Feb. 7 to elect their new chair and vice-chair. Current vice-chair Owen Bourrie was elected as the incoming chair and CGO of the 2019-20 board, while Sameed Hussain was elected as the incoming vice-chair. Bourrie has been planing to run for the chair and CGO position […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editors note: Showing pride in public

Editors note: Showing pride in public

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I were at Chainsaw with a group of our friends. Being together in public felt natural — her hand in mine, she leaned in to kiss me, when I realized a girl sitting at the table next to us had been staring intently at our affection. Later in the night, we went to the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

Editors Notes: Balancing morals within your career

  The other day I was having a conversation with my significant other surrounding morals within your career. Our discussion made me reflect on what values I uphold within my job and how the decisions I make at work might define me as a person. As a journalist and — in particular — a news reporter, remaining unbiased and remaining […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Digging through the history of Groundhog Day

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday on Feb. 2. Although it was exciting celebrating with the important people in my life, I have to admit that my birthday seems quite insignificant in comparison to the little weather-predicting animals that come out of their dens and into the spotlight each year on the same day. You might even say my […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·