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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Laurier students petition for reproductive rights

  A group of Wilfrid Laurier University students have created a Pro-Choice petition ensuing Laurier LifeLink’s recent chalk display as a call for enhanced accountability from the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union. Laurier LifeLink, an anti-abortion club on campus, held a public demonstration on Oct. 24 and 25 which included a display of various slogans which were written onto the […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Controversy erupts after Laurier TA shows Jordan Peterson clip in lesson plan

Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a teaching assistant in a first-year Canadian Communication in Context class, recently sparked a controversial discussion after showing her class a video clip of Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, who has frequently publicized his views which criticize the use of gender-neutral […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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OPSEU rejects council’s renewed offer after bargaining discussions break down

On Nov. 6, 2017, bargaining talks between The Ontario Public Service Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) broke down. Both parties had returned to the bargaining table on Nov. 1, almost three weeks since their last talks and when the strike first began on Oct. 16. The union represents more than 12,000 faculty members. According to a statement […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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#MeTooIsn’tEnough sparks discussion surrounding gender equity

On Nov. 6, 2017 THEMUSEUM hosted a public dialogue surrounding gender equality in the Waterloo Region called #METOOISNTENOUGH: A part of the Model Citizens Dialogues. The dialogue, moderated by Julie Barker-Merz, board director at THEMUSEUM, was inspired by the #MeToo hashtag which recently surfaced on various social media channels. “I felt there was an opportunity for us to actually talk […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Nine Indigenous grandmothers graduate from Laurier

Mary Ann Caibaiosai is one of nine Indigenous grandmothers who recently graduated this year from Wilfrid Laurier University, receiving her master’s of social work with an Indigenous Field of Study. The Aboriginal Field of Study in the MSW program has an Indigenous worldview aspect included in the curriculum. The program also includes the use of Indigenous elders, a traditional circle […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Editorial: Reading outside of the classroom

As an english major, I feel lucky that the majority of my readings for school are novels, short stories and poetry instead of textbooks and other similar materials. Over the past three years I’ve been able to read some really great novels and pieces of literature in school, such as Bronte’s Jane Eyre and and Dickens’ Hard Times. However, for me, reading outside of school is […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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McLatchy officially installed as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier

On Oct. 27 2017, Deborah MacLatchy was officially, formally installed as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The ceremony took place at the start of fall convocation at Lazaridis Hall on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. MacLatchy is the seventh individual to serve as president and vice-chancellor of Laurier. MacLatchy succeeds Max Blouw, who served as president and vice-chancellor for two, five-year terms. MacLatchy was unanimously recommended by Laurier Senate and was […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

UPDATED: Concourse evacuated after fire alarm

This afternoon on Oct. 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the fire alarm went off in the Concourse at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. Everyone in the Concourse, including those attending the Further Education Fair which was set up in the upper Concourse area, was evacuated from the building due to the alarm. It was confirmed to The Cord by […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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Laurier LifeLink’s Pro-Life display sparks Pro-Choice protest

  On Oct. 24 and 25, Laurier LifeLink held their annual Pro-Life chalking display on public sidewalks in front of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics main entrance and in front of the main entrance to the University.  Laurier LifeLink is a non-sectarian pro-life club dedicated to bringing awareness to core human rights issues such as abortion, and also bringing awareness to local pregnancy […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
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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 […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·