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.

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Graduate students present thesis in three minutes

Graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University had the opportunity to present their dissertations and research at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which was held on March 24 in the Senate and Board Chamber. The event was initially created at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Since then, the competition has grown into an international research communication competition. 3MT […]

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Social media posts surface portraying bugs in Dining Hall food

Various pictures posted on social media platforms have surfaced in the past months, portraying items including various insects, allegedly found in food from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Fresh Food Co. Dining Hall. Specifically, numerous pictures were anonymously posted on Spotted at Laurier’s Twitter account. The posts portrayed bugs that were supposedly found by students in food bought at the Dining Hall. […]

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WLU Sikh Student Association hosts annual Turban Up event

Turban Up, an event held by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Sikh Student Association (SSA), took place in the Concourse this past Monday. The event, which has been held at Laurier for the past two years, encourages staff, faculty and stu-dents to learn more about Sikh culture and why Sikh individuals wear turbans. In order to do so, individuals were able to […]

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Good2Talk to create lounge at Laurier

Good2Talk, a helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, will be creating a lounge at Wilfrid Laurier University on March 16 and 17 for students to learn more about the resources available to them in a safe, calming environment. Good2Talk’s outreach coordinator Megan Van Massenhoven explained that Good2Talk is a free and confidential service that is available 24 hours, seven days […]

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Province enhances culture to celebrate 150 years

Ontario’s 150th anniversary will be celebrated through investments made by the provincial government to cultural programs and infrastructure within the Kitchener area. Under the Ontario150 Community Celebration program, MPP Kitchener-Centre Daiene Vernile announced that four cultural events will receive funding. The Coalition of Muslim Women of K-W will receive $10,000 to create an art exhibit in partnership with THEMUSEUM, entitled […]

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Alpha Phi to host “Heartthrob” fundraiser

Alpha Phi, a women’s fraternity at Wilfrid Laurier University, is hosting their annual fundraiser, “Heartthrob,” this Friday March 10 at Wilf’s from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Heartthrob is one of numerous philanthropic events held annually by Alpha Phi. Other events include Heart Week’s bake sale, Move Your Phi’t, which is a five kilometer walk and their biggest event of each […]

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Local business owners seek compensation against region

Business owners in the Waterloo Region who have been impacted by Light Rail Transit construction have taken the first step towards seeking compensation through legal action against the Waterloo Region. Since LRT construction began, the Region has received dozens of letters from businesses indicating that they reserve the right to seek legal action as a result of the losses they […]

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Travelling as a Muslim

Travelling as a Muslim

I’m always told a story of when I was four-years-old. I was sitting in my bedroom playing with my favourite doll, Molly. I don’t remember how it came up, but I must have been comparing myself to the doll when my mom asked me, “Safina, you know you’re brown, right?” I replied with a confused look followed by a, “No […]

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Laurier hosts experiential learning panel

On Feb. 15, Wilfrid Laurier University’s department of political science hosted a policy dialogue, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce: Experiential Learning at Wilfrid Laurier University.” The event, which saw a turnout of approximately 40 individuals, featured a diverse panel of stu-dents, employers and faculty to speak about both the importance of experiential learning as well as how students are already exposed to […]

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Incoming president MacLatchy begins transition period

A transitional period has commenced amongst those in leadership roles at Wilfrid Laurier University. On Jan. 11, Deborah MacLatchy’s new appointment for president and vice-chancellor of the university was announced. MacLatchy has served as the university’s provost and vice-president: academic since 2009. She will begin her new five-year term in her new position on July 1, 2017. As well, Max […]

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