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Laura Mae Lindo speaks at event for marginalized communities

On Monday, Jan. 28, between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hawk’s Nest, located in the Turret Event Space at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, Laura Mae Lindo, the member of provincial parliament for Kitchener Centre, came to speak with students to discuss and advocate in favor of including more diverse voices within their communities.   The event, called […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Laurier Let’s Talk helps to improve mental health initiatives with open conversations

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Bridging the Gap hosted Wilfrid Laurier University’s first ever “Laurier Let’s Talk” event at the Paul Martin Centre. The event took place during this semester’s Thrive Week and was the collaborative effort of the Laurier Wellness Centre and Bridging the Gap, a student-run club on campus which frequently runs workshops and events aimed at ending […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Winter Carnival comes to an abrupt end after external complaint filed

Winter Carnival comes to an abrupt end after external complaint filed

Laurier’s annual week-long event, Winter Carnival, has been cancelled before the final events of their program, which included a lip-sync battle, as well as their closing ceremonies and closing celebrations. A meeting was called on Saturday afternoon to discuss the events and why Winter Carnival had been cancelled, as many students were unsure as to what exactly had caused the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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UW’s Bombshelter says one last goodbye with NYE 2.0 event

The Bombshelter Pub, the University of Waterloo’s on-campus bar and restaurant, has officially closed as of last month. This once-bustling pub’s closure came after 40 years of serving Waterloo’s students with fine pub fare, live entertainment, trivia nights and events. Kurt MacMillan, vice-president of operations and finance for Waterloo’s Federation of Students, said that The Bombshelter’s closing came at an […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Ford government slashing tuition by 10 per cent will cost students

The Ontario government has officially announced a series of upcoming changes to Ontario student’s tuition fees, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and structure of the formerly mandatory ancillary fee framework, which will be affecting post-secondary students in the new year. A news release published on Jan. 17, 2019 by the Ontario government, entitled “Government for the People to Lower […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll breaks down the opinions on Students’ Union elections

Laurier Student Poll conducted a survey over the past week asking Wilfrid Laurier University students about which presidential candidate they are planning to vote for in the upcoming and now ongoing Students’ Union election.  The idea behind the survey was to get an early estimate on who the front runner is to become the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
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Fighting Islamophobia at Laurier starts through transnational conversations

On Jan. 17, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, the Faculty of Arts, Muslim Studies, Religion & Culture and Office of Research Services organized a “Transnational Dialogue on Islamophobia” event, evaluating how Islamophobia is continuing to impact America, the United Kingdom and Canada. Speakers at the panel included Salman […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
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Marching through the snow to defend women’s rights in Waterloo

On Saturday, Jan. 19th, women all over the world rallied together in support of the Women’s March, including a march that took place here in Waterloo Region. Hundreds of women marched from Waterloo Square in the heart of uptown Waterloo, marching to Carl Zehr Square in Kitchener where the march ended with speakers, booths and other performances. Cassie Myers, the […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
The Cord’s 2019 Students’ Union Endorsements

The Cord’s 2019 Students’ Union Endorsements

The following endorsement was made through a discussion with The Cord’s Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief (13 members). These are not necessarily a reflection of WLUSP, The Cord’s volunteers or staff. 

by Cord Staff· · Campus, Elections, News ·
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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 ·