Opinion

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Out of all of the experiences I thought I would have during my undergrad, I never thought I would be completing my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s difficult to find the right words to conclude a year that’s been challenging in more ways than I could have ever imagined but […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Trump’s impatience to get back to the pre-pandemic state of affairs will make matters worse

As I am sure everyone is aware, the world is basically shutting down due to COVID-19. In Canada, all non-essential businesses are closed and will stay closed for sometime. In certain states there have been stay-at-home orders put into place that require people to self-isolate.  The impact is already harming the economy tremendously, and many economists believe that we are […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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A new wave of Instagram challenges has arrived

During my self-isolation, not a day has gone by where  I have not seen a new challenge pop up in my Instagram feed.  It started with drawing foods, then it moved onto women posting photos to lift themselves and other women up, then it was push up challenges and it slowly moved to posting a picture with the caption ‘until […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

It takes more than love to maintain a relationship

Love is one of those emotions that everyone deserves to feel in their lives. It’s one of those feelings that changes who you are and makes you connect to a new person. But is love enough to keep people together? As a child of divorce, I have seen from a young age that sometimes love is not enough to keep […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

We shouldn’t celebrate people for doing what they should have been doing anyway

Another March has come, and subsequently, another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. This one, however, was slightly different than how Laurier typically sees the holiday celebrated. On March 13, Laurier announced that due to COVID-19, the remainder of classes would be completed online. Shortly after this, on March 16, the school announced that the whole campus would shut […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.  Those are words that I never imagined myself writing in any context other than a science fiction novel, yet here we are.  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, its presence within Canada is becoming more threateningly apparent. What seemed like somewhere else’s problem months ago is now […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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Summer jobs may not get your foot in the door, but they can still be helpful

Summer jobs are just around the corner and for a lot of us university students, that also means the troubling time of making decisions about what jobs we will be doing is upon us.  I know from personal experience that summer jobs were always seen as a way to get integrated into the corporate world that you might be involved […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Billie Eilish speaks out against body shaming at recent concert

Billie Eilish speaks out against body shaming at recent concert

At a recent concert, Billie Eilish protested about body shaming which consisted of a speech and removing her oversized t-shirt.  Eilish is known for wearing clothes that are baggy, and she has stated multiple times that her style has been a way for her to avoid being sexualized and to not give anyone an opportunity to be judged based off […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·