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Serena Williams faces controversy at the U.S. Open

Serena Williams is considered by many around the world to be one of the best professional female tennis players. The 36-year-old athlete holds multiple Grand Slam titles and has established herself as a respected woman in tennis. Despite her illustrious sports career, however, Williams has made headlines over the past few weeks regarding her clothing choices and a $17,000 fine […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: University Independence

Editorial: University Independence

I always knew I wanted to live away from home when picking a university, what I didn’t know would happen would be the independence I gained from doing so. This allowed me to find time for myself and tap into who I am and find what I love doing. Growing up, we are always rushed to find out who we […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·
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Making the choice to put your health first

This past week I was supposed to be at TIFF, volunteering outside a few of the theatres, doing the best I could to both pad my resume and enjoy the festivities for what they are — one of the premier film events in the world. Instead, I sat at home watching movies on the small screen from an ancient X-Box […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Looking into the future

Editor’s Note: Looking into the future

Last week my staff and I spent both first-year move-in days handing out our orientation week issue — a yearly tradition at The Cord. My video editor, Sarah Tyler, came up to me and nostalgically said, “This is our last first-day at Laurier.” And with that thought, many of us entering our fourth or final year realized this would be […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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The problems with the CNE this year

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual two week event that has become synonymous with summer in Toronto. It was founded in 1879 and has evolved into a signifier of Canadian culture and experience. As the largest fair in Canada, the CNE has changed overtime to reflect the innovations and diversity of our country, making it a popular yearly […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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When crowdfunding for a good cause goes wrong

We are living in a time where providing services for strangers, like driving them from place to place with the help of an app, or crowdfunding for any cause imaginable, is almost too effortless to do. Unfortunately, as with all things, sometimes the evolving conveniences of society come with downsides. GoFundMe, the website that gives people a platform to share […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Finding consistent happiness when multiple aspects of your life are uncertain can be challenging at times, especially during your time in university. I’ve changed my mind about what it is I want to do with my life after I’m finished school too many times to count and spent more time than I’d like to admit panicking about the unpredictability of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Finding your place on campus

Editor’s Note: Finding your place on campus

Entering first-year can be overwhelming. From the first day you arrive at Laurier, you are inundated with people who are passionate about their purple and gold pride encouraging you to get involved, to try new things, and to take advantage of all that Laurier offers.  It’s no secret that Laurier holds a pretty specific stereotype amongst other universities — Golden […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·