Opinion

To mask or unmask: mandatory face-covering bylaws spark unrest

To mask or unmask: mandatory face-covering bylaws spark unrest

On July 13, Waterloo Region municipality made face coverings mandatory to any individual travelling on public transit or entering enclosed spaces such as retail stores, grocery stores, and indoors restaurants.  This face-covering bylaw has been spreading throughout the province and making its way to each municipality, leaving mixed feelings amongst residents. These varying emotions are not unique to this bylaw […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor: Growing concerns around Ontario license plates

Letter to the Editor: Growing concerns around Ontario license plates

As an Ontarian, you know of the “Yours to Discover” license plates. You know, the blue-on-white reflective sheet license plates that have been heavily distributed and can be seen affixed among the majority of vehicles on our roads. This is given its more than two decade-long tenure in Ontario’s automotive history since the plates were issued to Ontario drivers in […]

by Letters to the Editor· · Opinion ·
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Behind the scenes, Musk and Grimes welcome their baby boy. In the spotlight, Musk refuses to be controlled

Over the long weekend, Elon Musk tweeted, “Take the red pill,” referencing the notable film The Matrix, to which Ivanka Trump replied, “Taken!” This use of the film’s symbolism has since spread across the internet as a contentious political metaphor. For those who haven’t seen the film or are unfamiliar with this scene, the red pill versus blue pill scenario […]

by Marina Black· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

Editor’s Note: Go easy on yourself during the pandemic 

It feels like every time I scroll through Twitter or Facebook, I’m reading the latest article on why I should “make the most” of my downtime. There’s been a huge push from people online spreading sentiments saying that since we’re all home right now, we should be making every effort to fill our days with as much activity as possible. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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While Laurier and other universities have finished their winter semester, elementary and high schools are still ‘in session’

From grocery shopping to entertainment, everyone is faced with the opportunity of adaptation; and thanks to recent innovations, we are adapting to virtual methods of communicating. As students, our lives are largely affected by the changes made to study at a post-secondary institution. While their spring semester is virtually underway, Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that the majority of classes […]

by Marina Black· · 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 ·