Candidates address students at GSA open forum

On Thursday, March 25 the Graduate Students Association (GSA) held their open forum, introducing candidates and providing them with the opportunity to speak about their goals and answer student questions. The two presidential candidates, Christinia Landry and Adam Melnik, spoke about their qualifications and platforms, demonstrating what their plans are for next year if they are elected to office. “I […]

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Embracing the f-word

The reason Jessica Valenti became involved in the feminist movement is quite simple. “I was always a feminist,” said the 31-year-old author and founder of the blog and online community “Like a lot of young women I had feminist values and I believed in feminist issues, but I was too afraid to use the word because I wasn’t sure […]

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Liberal MP Martha Findlay talks gender politics

“I did not even belong to a political party until five years ago,” said Martha Hall Findlay, Liberal MP for Willowdale, following her visit to Wilfrid Laurier University on Sunday afternoon. Invited by the WLU Young Liberals, Findlay discussed with students their engagement in politics and current struggles with partisanship. In an interview with The Cord, Findlay explained, “I found […]

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Laurier students help raise cancer awareness

Monday, March 22 marked the second annual Laurier Cancer Awareness Day, held in the Concourse. Hosted by the Laurier Cancer Awareness Society (LCAS), the event was intended to raise awareness and money for Colon Cancer Canada, which funds research to cure a form of the disease that is rarely discussed, but remains the second-largest leading cause of cancer-related death in […]

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Discovering the truth about water

On Monday, the Wilfrid Laurier University sustainability office and the Laurier Institute for Water Science put on a World Water Day exhibit in the Science Atrium. World Water Day is an international initiative recognized by the United Nations each year, although this is the first time there has been such a sizable display at Laurier. “We use water every day. […]

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Presidents at a glance

Adam Melnik – MBA Why are you running? I have experience working in student government; studied engineering at the University of Waterloo; vice president of finance. I really enjoyed giving back to the students and contributing and making a difference to the university experience. How will you represent grad students in a primarily undergrad environment? With our new Grad Lounge […]

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A successful close to 5 Days for the Homeless

On Friday at 5 p.m., the School of Business and Economics Students’ Society’s (SBESS) campaign “5 Days for the Homeless” came to a close. In total, almost $8,000 was raised. Emily O’Grady, public relations manager for the campaign, stated that the four participants who slept outside for five days had a very memorable experience. “Overall, they said that it was […]

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Controling liquor sales

The concept of privatizing the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has been raised in the provincial government when considering its economic prospects. This instance of the debate proposes the partial privatization of the LCBO along with several high-profile assets in response to the provinces $24.7 billion deficit. The plan would create a “super-corporation” by combining assets of Crown corporations […]

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Building a green economy

On Saturday, the Green Party of Canada hosted a discussion on the green economy to engage the Kitchener-Waterloo community in the party’s policies and beliefs. Local candidate Cathy MacLellan was one of the members leading a discussion on how a successful economy can be driven out of environment-friendly practices. “The cost of action is far, far less than the cost […]

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St. Patty’s day a success

Although the city was a sea of green for St. Patrick’s day, Waterloo’s by-law services have announced that the number of by-law infractions were down from previous years. “Everything seemed to be happening in a fairly safe manner,” said Jim Barry, director of by-law services. On March 17, by-law officers responded to only 25 calls regarding noise and nuisance-type offences. […]

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