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

From the grounds up: understanding the appeal of coffee

From the grounds up: understanding the appeal of coffee

Coffee is a staple of my every day routine. There’s something gratifying about brewing coffee each morning or entering a local coffee shop that’s filled with the aroma of coffee. However, I’m often left wondering what it is about coffee that is so appealing. Being that coffee has little nutritional value — and I’m sure I’m not alone in experiencing […]

by Safina Husein· · Features ·
Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

Students’ Union unveils new vice presidents for the 2018/2019 school year

With the winter academic term coming to an end, WIlfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union has begun hiring and planning for next year. Tarique Plummer, incoming president and CEO of the Students’ Union, has spent his time since elections conducting a thorough hiring process and has officially hired the new executive team for 2018/19. Those hired for the various vice-president positions […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Having more unread books on your shelf is better for you

As reading week comes to an end, I’m left with a pile of books that I had initially intended on spending the past week reading.    However, I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that I was far less productive than I had wanted. Reading a novel from my collection of books outside of school has become a common after-thought […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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Former pro player advocates to save Waterloo Park baseball diamonds

Aaron Hornostaj, a former professional baseball player and resident of Waterloo, has taken it upon himself to advocate for two baseball diamonds in Waterloo Park. The two diamonds, which are located along Father David Bauer Drive, have become a controversial topic of discussion in the city of Waterloo, as Waterloo Council has proposed to replace the two diamonds with festival […]

by Safina Husein· · Baseball, Sports ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Waterloo Regional Police aim to crack down on St. Patrick’s Day festivities

  Last week, Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) announced their intent and goal to increase student safety this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day by cracking down on the annual street party which takes place on Ezra Street. Each year, the street part on Ezra Street continues to grow. Last year, approximately 15,000 students attended the party on St. Patrick’s Day. After […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Map released by the City of Brantford highlights areas of flooding by severity.

Brantford sees major floods; warnings extended to Southern Ontario

Yesterday morning, thousands of residents living in Brantford were faced with flooding caused by large amounts of heavy rainfall and ice jams in the Grand River. As a result, The City of Brantford declared a state of emergency and issued evacuations in numerous parts of the city. At approximately 10:30 a.m., some residents in the impacted neighbourhoods were asked to […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Waterloo hosts Justice for Colten event to acknowledge murder of Indigenous youth

On Aug. 9, 2016, 22-year-old Colten Boushie was fatally shot by Gerald Stanley. Boushie and five of his friends drove from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation onto Stanley’s farmland property which is located near Biggar, Saskatchewan. After an altercation with Stanley and his family, Boushie was shot in the head, after which 56-year-old Stanley was charged with second-degree murder. In […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Grand River Hospital refrains from applying for a safe access zone

  Grand River Hospital (GRH) has decided to refrain from applying for a safe access zone for its Freeport Campus facility despite regular anti-abortion protests which take place in the location’s vicinity. Earlier last week, The Safe Access to Abortion Services Act was officially enforced in Ontario. The bill ultimately establishes a ban on protesting within 50-metres of an abortion […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

Tarique Plummer wins president by majority vote

Tarique Plummer has been elected as Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union president for the 2018-19 term. Plummer was officially announced as president on Feb. 1 at the #LaurierVotes Results Night at Wilf’s. Plummer claimed the position over Ali Saghari, Ryley Fletcher and Idris Omar Hassan with 52.35 per cent of the votes. Despite four candidates in the running for president, […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·
Photo by Sarah Tyler

Students’ Union holds open forum and debate for election season

The four candidates campaigning for the position of president and CEO of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union have been busy running their campaign and attending events throughout the past week. Candidates running for the role are Ali Saghari, Tarique Plummer, Idris Omar Hassan and Ryley Fletcher. On Wednesday Jan. 24, all candidates were present at the Waterloo Open Forum. The […]

by Safina Husein· · Elections, News ·