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Laurier’s newest donation to the archives contains blueprints for a different campus design

The Laurier Archives, located in the basement of the library on Laurier’s Waterloo Campus, have been given old blueprints of architectural designs of Laurier’s campus from the 1960s, thanks to the family of Karl Kruschen. Kruschen, who designed many buildings on Laurier’s current campus like the seminary and the dining hall, was a very popular architect in building Lutheran churches […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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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 ·
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“Fridays for Future Climate Strike” brings awareness from the youth to the future of the planet

On Friday, Jan. 11, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., climate advocacy groups in Kitchener-Waterloo will be hosting a “Fridays for Future Climate Strike” event at Waterloo City Hall, with the goal of engaging youth advocacy against climate change. Hosted by Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, RISE Waterloo Region, Divest Waterloo Region and Citizens Climate Lobby Waterloo Region, the strike hopes to achieve […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Teaching music from the comfort of your home

For many university students, they know the struggle of not being able to access a lot of things they can at home; a car, their own bathroom and even hobby items that just don’t have any room in student housing. For Emilee Feely, her inaccessibility to a piano while trying to become a piano teacher led her to create Feely […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Laurier’s chancellor named one of the Most Powerful Women in Canada at WXN

Wilfrid Laurier University’s chancellor, Eileen Mercier, was recently inducted into the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Hall of Fame, after being presented with the recognition as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women — for the fourth time in her career. There are now 151 WXN Hall of Fame inductees which have been bestowed by the organization throughout the […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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UW’s Bombshelter unexpectedly announces it will be closing in new year

Last Monday, Dec. 17, the University of Waterloo’s Federation of Students (Feds) announced that — after over four decades — the iconic Bombshelter pub will be closing early in the new year, to make room for a new “student experience.”  Started by students in 1974, the on-campus restaurant and bar became a well-known and central student hub. After 44 years […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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One Girl workshop helps 8 to 13 year olds find inner beauty

On Nov. 24, 2018 a One Girl workshop was held in Veritas Café at Wilfrid Laurier University. Run primarily by Lindsey Feltis, a Laurier psychology and communications alumna of 2018, this event served girls aged eight to 13-years-old. One Girl is a series of workshops held to encourage girls to realize their full potential and to build confidence. One Girl […]

by Sarah Tyler· · News ·
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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 ·