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Oktoberfest celebrates 40th year

“Oktoberfest ist Wunderbar!” said mayor of Waterloo Brenda Halloran, causing the crowd to cheer at the kick-off of the mayor’s Oktoberfest luncheon, held in Uptown Waterloo’s public square on Thursday, Oct. 8. The town square quickly filled up with residents and tourists of all ages. Halloran commented, “By the looks of it this is our largest crowd ever.” Paul Buttinger, […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Canada in brief: Oct. 15, 2009

Vaccine delay ‘nothing political’ MONTREAL (CUP) – Canadians will have to wait a while longer than other countries before the H1N1 vaccine becomes available. The vaccine became available in the United States on Oct. 5, and will be available in Britain before the end of the month – but it won’t hit doctors’ offices until early November in Canada. The […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

WLUSU finalizes Charity Ball donation at $159

Last week’s issue of The Cord has stirred controversy regarding the 2008-09 Charity Ball. With the final numbers made public late last week by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, last year’s donation to the KidsAbility Foundation totals $158.99. The student reaction to the news that Charity Ball raised so little money for charity has been mixed. Some WLUSU volunteers […]

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Barrel race raises funds for housing

On Oct. 10, the public square was bustling with crowds of people lining up to enjoy a free pancake breakfast and watch Oktoberfest’s 31st annual barrel race. The pancake breakfast, which began at 7 a.m., was made possible by Aunt Jemima pancakes, Pillers sausages and the cooking skills of the students of Conestoga College’s culinary program. “You know there are […]

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Cell phone ban comes into effect

Starting Oct. 26 it will be illegal for Ontario motorists to use any wireless devices that can cause a distraction while on the road. This includes the viewing of entertainment devices such as DVD players or laptops. Though the ban is going into effect in a few weeks, Sgt. Pierre Chamberland, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) explains that the province “will […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Parading uptown

On Thanksgiving morning, thousands gathered along King Street through Waterloo and Kitchener to watch the annual Oktoberfest parade that featured 30 floats and 14 marching bands. The parade is one of many family-friendly events that brings the community together during the festival. “It’s a very busy week, but its all about the culture of this community, the family and the […]

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GO service comes to KW

On Oct. 31, the GO bus will make its first trip from Kitchener-Waterloo to Mississauga. The new route will have stops at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Charles Street Terminal, Milton, Mississauga and Toronto. The stop at Laurier will be at the corner of University Avenue and Hazel Street with 12 departures daily. A single ride ticket to […]

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ASAP introduces new scholarship

The Arts Students’ Advancement Program (ASAP) is currently working on establishing a new scholarship directed at arts students who are in co-op programs. The main co-op placements targeted for the scholarship include anything from museums, orchestras and various humanitarian endeavors. This prospective scholarship is an endowment derived from the surplus of student funds that have been collecting in the bank […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Value of note sharing website questioned

With classes back in full swing at Laurier, most students are starting to feel overwhelmed by their heavy workloads. For many, juggling classes, readings and essay-writing can be a near-impossible feat. Laurier student Tim Siad is no different. He too has to deal with the stress of a rigorous academic schedule that can make coursework and midterms daunting. It is […]

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Linking Laurier business and economics students with success

In 2002, the Link was created to give students a competitive edge between their classmates and other business students. “Our main mission is to connect past, present and future business students and give them academic and professional advice,” said Jessica Tam, vice-president: international for the Link. “We host events for students where they can learn from other students and professionals,” […]

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