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Why your vote really matters in this election

With the provincial election right around the corner, the fate of our province and its leadership will be placed in the hands of the Ontarians who actually show up to the voting polls on June 7 — and that can be a daunting thought. According to the Toronto Star, Ontario’s election turnouts are at an all time low  — with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Being critical of gender when it’s applied to everyday items

The systematic gendering of our world is apparent in our daily lives and own living spaces. There are those who strive to deconstruct the binary and those who reinforce it.  When looking for a new rug for my bedroom, I was searching  for a simple grey and white area rug on Wayfair.ca. I went through the specifications of each rug […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Opinion ·
Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

“Can you imagine what would have happened if those girls had only given those guys a chance?” Speaking in regard to the recent Santa Fe school shooting and the van attack in Toronto, a female co-worker of my friend asked her this question while they were on a shift together. Both cases are allegedly connected to the respective attackers being […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding the right support

Editorial: Finding the right support

The general consensus with all of my peers, as well as myself, is that third year really sucked.  Not to scare you too much, but whoever said that the jump from first to second year was the worst was a serious liar and it’s definitely way harder going from second to third year. Maybe it was the expectations we’d built […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Voicing your opinion and creating positive change

Editor’s Note: Voicing your opinion and creating positive change

As The Cord gears up for a new year, I can’t help but feel both reflective and excited for the upcoming year. Looking back at this year and thinking about how some of the campus controversy began and developed throughout the winter term, as a student and reporter, it still feels surreal, in a way, that the free speech controversy […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Experiences with The Cord

Editorial: Experiences with The Cord

Before I start, here is a little background: I lived in India for 18 years before I moved to Canada. To say these two cultures are different would be an understatement.   It’s a completely different world. Coming to university is a unique experience where you are completely on your own, surrounded by thousands of people you don’t know. Also, […]

by Tanzeel Sayani· · Opinion ·