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Need for aid rises

Since May, Guatemala has endured the wrath of a paralyzing drought. In response, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom was forced to declare a state of national calamity. The ongoing drought has left the majority of Guatemalan citizens without food. The drought, which is also wreaking havoc in four other countries, is attributed to global warming and the aftermath of the global […]

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World in brief: Sept. 7, 2009

Iran elections turn into revolt TEHRAN, IRAN – Riot police and immense crowds followed the June 12 Iranian election, as the results were widely contested. According to CNN, the opposition has accused President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of tampering with the results. Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has stated that he was a victim of election fraud and that his followers, who have […]

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Equating evils in the year 2009

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin Today, many younger generations in the Western world have little concept of the horrors and injustices of the former Soviet Union. Throughout the 20th century, as the Soviets secured themselves the position of vilified other in the world order, the face of Russian humanity was […]

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The tie that binds

In the Jan. 24, 1969 edition of The Cord, the editorial board placed a call-out for newspaper name suggestions because of the irrelevance of “The Cord.” This was a response printed in the letter section the following issue: In light of comments in the Jan. 24 issue of The Cord, I wish to share this information: The name “The Cord […]

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Sept. 7, 2009

“No matter what you get your degree in, no matter what your subject or you major is, make sure that you are doing something that you love.” –Allison Williams, “Isabella” of the Aerial Angels “What we’re looking at doing is a 25 year master plan, about how both the Laurier campus and the Brantford campus will look like 25 years […]

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World in Brief: July 22, 2009

Veto ends UN mission TBILISI, GEORGIA– By the end of July, United Nations monitors who have been stationed in Georgia since 1993 will leave the country entirely. Originally sent to stabilize the region after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the UN monitors continue to represent the sole neutral body in the area. On June 15 the BBC reported that […]

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July 22, 2009

“Let’s all celebrate and say hallelujah.” –President of WLU Max Blouw regarding federal and provincial money to repair the WLU pool. “The ghettos of my experience are hapless and helpless places and I can tell you that your neighbourhood is anything but. It’s a neighbourhood filled with young people, mostly students, who are vibrant and full of life and full […]

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Lines on a map: Tangier, Morocco

Many Western travelers in the Muslim world have a somewhat ambivalent relationship with Islam. As a faith, it is much more present in the public space than Christianity is in Europe or North America. On one hand, this brings phenomenal architecture, beautiful art and an unmatched hospitality towards foreigners. On the other, some Western visitors are put off by the […]

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Reporting from conflict zones

Today’s globalized society is one characterized by a near neutralization of time and space. Modern means of travel and instantaneous forms of communication are transforming the way that people across the world relate to one another. In the midst of this, media outlets and the reporters and journalists that serve them are fighting to meet the expectations of an audience […]

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A glimpse of Canada

The days have come and gone; I have been here for one month. Canada was once just a place on the map. Those beautiful maple leaves, wonderful views, great waterfalls and broad lakes were only figments of my imagination. However, now I can touch them in truth. The experience has been unbelievable. There are so many interesting things I want […]

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