Opinion

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Beauty standards are finally changing for the better

The days of extremely thin runway models setting the unattainable female beauty standard are gone. Body types like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are the new unattainable and the new ideal. Big butts, flat tummy, large breasts, popping cheekbones and pouty lips, all while keeping an hourglass shape. You have to be small in the right places and big in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion · 0 views ·
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Unsigned: supporting free transit for lower incomes

The Alliance Against Poverty is attempting to get the Grand River Transit Commission to allow low-income people to ride the bus free of charge. Obviously, this is a good idea. However, the logistics of such a program are harder to understand, especially from our standpoint as university students. Each semester, we pay a greatly reduced rate for our bus passes. […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion · 0 views ·
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USA general manager puts losing team on the ice

The World Cup of Hockey has returned, after the tournament hasn’t been played since 2004. For those that don’t know, the world cup of hockey is a two week long tournament hosted by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. Six countries and eight teams ice their country’s best roster in hopes of proving that they […]

by Rob Fifield· · 0 comments · Opinion · 0 views ·
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Unsigned: evaluating the role of the chancellor

Laurier recently elected a new chancellor, which seems to be a figurehead role in our university, though the average student doesn’t know what this job entails. Canada does seem to still take a lot of those symbolic roles from Great Britain. This week, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children landed on the west coast for their visit of Canada […]

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The “fear of missing out” prevents us from experiencing the real world

One of my students, a bright and engaged student, came to see me because she was troubled: she was addicted to her many electronic gadgets. The first thing she does upon waking is reach for her smartphone, checking texts that might have come during the night. She then lights up Facebook to see what’s trending; then it’s Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter […]

by Don Morgenson· · 0 comments · Opinion · 0 views ·
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Rape culture in drinking culture

“Its all about getting your bitches. It’s all about getting your dick wet at the end of the day.” These are words I heard as I was walking up University Avenue last Friday. That’s not to say that it’s the first time I’ve heard that sentiment. When you live in residence for two years, it’s hard to avoid the sense […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · 0 comments · Opinion · 0 views ·
The useful effects of profanity in writing

The useful effects of profanity in writing

“He crossed the street to catch the cab. When he got in, he looked at the driver through the rearview mirror. It was fucking Johnny.” “He crossed the fucking street to catch the fucking cab. When he got in, he looked at the fucking driver through the fucking rearview mirror. It was fucking Johnny.” Whether or not you agree with […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 0 comments · Opinion · 59 views ·