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

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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New distracted driving and DUI laws in 2019 bring together over 200 activities

The start of 2019 has brought about substantial changes with regard to laws, regulations and fines with regard to distracted and impaired driving. In order to combat and deter individuals, even more, to refrain from texting and driving as well as driving under the influence, these new laws involve license suspensions and higher fines to pay. Mike Hinsperger, staff sergeant […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

With the start of every new year, everyone is focused on their new goals and resolutions, thinking about all the things they want to accomplish and get done in 2019. For me, I was excited to start 2019 after a break with a trip to Calgary with my staff NASH — an annual student journalism conference. Before the conference, my […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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All-candidates meeting kicks off Laurier elections month

“I feel my four years of community work engagement, contributions and the work that I put in building on the Laurier community … has given me an opportunity to serve Laurier students through my journey which is running as a presidential candidate with the vision to serve Laurier students.” Naeem’s platform focuses on helping student utilize services and resources on […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

This past weekend, The Cord’s sports editor, Pranav Desai, won the JHM Sports Reporting Award at NASH, an annual student journalism conference. At NASH, student journalists come together to meet professionals in the journalism and media field, learning about trends and tips about various categories in the journalism industry. Desai was shortlisted for the award on Dec. 25, 2019. He […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News, Sports ·
Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is currently taking place on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10.   The initiative is being collaboratively run by Laurier Sexual Violence Education Group, Laurier’s Student Wellness Centre, the Diversity and Equity Office, Waterloo Region’s Sexual Assault Centre as well as Advocates for Student Culture of Consent.   “This […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Happy Hawks initiate a positive reinforcement for the Laurier community

The Happy Hawks campaign is coming back to Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus at the end of the month to bring students a little bit of cheer amidst exam season. The campaign — which was originally launched last year for spring exams — aims to engage and connect the Laurier community. Laurier alumni and community members are being given the opportunity […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Editors Note: Nostalgic for 2018

Editors Note: Nostalgic for 2018

  With the fall term wrapping up and coming to an end, I think many of us are inevitably thinking about how we will be starting the new year. Although looking to the future and setting new goals and resolutions is important, I think it’s equally as important to take a moment to reflect on the past year and everything […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Should a professor be able to call students out?

Editor’s note: Should a professor be able to call students out?

Last week, I was sitting in one of my english classes and was startled by my professor abruptly stopping her point in the lecture to clap her hands and call my name, asking that I “stop daydreaming.” I was so taken aback by the comment that I ended up spending most of the class — not paying attention — and […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Why shopping local outweighs the cost

Editor’s note: Why shopping local outweighs the cost

For the past 11 years, I have watched my mom run a successful small business in uptown Waterloo. Since I was young, I’ve spent much of my time at her shop, and now, I even work there part-time. Having this personal connection to uptown Waterloo often encourages me to support local as much as I can and to make the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·