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Five fresh faces added to women’s basketball

With the sound of bronze still ringing freshly in their ears from the previous season, the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s basketball team looked to refurbish their roster by adding five new recruits. Last year’s successful season was led by four veteran players who took them all the way to nationals. Those four — Doreen Bonsu, Bree Chaput, Laura Doyle and […]

by Josh Peters· · Archive, Basketball ·

Analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs had a season full of ups and downs, and as they watch the playoffs wrap up from a golf course somewhere in Florida, it might be worth taking a look at how exactly they faired this past season. Forwards – B+ The obvious – Phil Kessel is one of the league’s best scorers and developing into a […]

by Kate Turner· · Archive ·
Photo by Will Huang

Updated: Marshall Street fire causes massive damages

On Sunday morning a fire caused massive damages to a home on Marshall St. Neighbours believe students live in the residence, however no one was home at the time of the fire. The blaze started in a vehicle parked just outside the home, then spread to the car port and attic. By the time Waterloo Fire Rescue arrived at the […]

by Kate Turner· · Archive, Local ·
Photo by Will Huang

An award for what you love

Shohini Ghose doesn’t view teaching as a job — she views it as a privilege. So when the physics and computer science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University claimed the prize for education at the Women of Waterloo Region Awards, she said she felt honoured to be acknowledged for something that is fun for her. “I get to take my students […]

by Kate Turner· · Archive, Campus ·
Graphic by Adele Palmquist

Stabbing at UofC house party leaves 5 dead

A tragic stabbing in Calgary earlier this week left many heartbroken, confused, shocked and in disbelief. Matt de Grood, a 23-year-old graduate from the University of Calgary, has been accused of committing one of the worst mass killings to ever be recorded in Calgary history. de Grood stabbed five young people while at a house party in Brentwood early this […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Archive, National ·
Photo by Will Huang

ION gets provincial boost

The Region of Waterloo’s Ion Light Rail Transit system is seeing yet another milestone. On March 28, Ontario minister of transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray reaffirmed the provincial government’s contribution of $300 million to the project. The province initially committed to the funding in June of 2010, which will cover one third of the cost of the project. The region […]

by Kate Turner· · Archive, Local ·
Photo by Kha Vo

Students ask for more participatory learning options

Some students in Ontario today aren’t seeing the same value in the conventional lecture setting anymore. Instead, they are seeing the value outside of the classroom. In a recent survey released by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), almost half of the 9,000 students polled had some experience with a high-impact learning practice such as a co-op placement during their […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Archive, National ·
Small businesses paying the price for student laziness

Small businesses paying the price for student laziness

With the closing of Debrodnik’s this past week, a deli and bakery featuring some of the best lunch offerings around campus and the city more broadly, it is time that students evaluate their contribution to the success of small businesses in the area. This place had a donut pop-up stand on the weekend, an unrivaled meatball sandwich and friendly staff, […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Archive, Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

$6 billion sports tourism industry new focus for Waterloo

The sports industry is booming — and the Region of Waterloo is starting to take notice. The Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation has shifted their focus to the lucrative business of sport tourism, aiming to improve local sporting facilities and volunteer bases, and to attract more tourists to the area. “We want to capitalize on what already exists,” said Minto […]

by Ashley Denuzzo· · Archive ·