Opinion

Kinks in campus clubs, again

Every year funding is late reaching campus clubs, proving they are obviously not a priority for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union but need to become one. This year WLUSU has attempted to centralize the process of distributing money to campus clubs to be more effective and timely than it has been in the past. They created an online system […]

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Business values affirmed

Re: “Money isn’t everything” Oct. 7, 2009 I am compelled to respond to Kimberly Elworthy’s article from last week in The Cord. How you worded the problem, how “[you were] bothered by the overall obsession with money and numbers,” I felt like I could really relate to what you were saying. I’ve definitely been there – I transferred from engineering […]

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Should you get H1N1 vaccinated?

With the H1N1 vaccine becoming available in Canada soon, it should be discussed that many students avoid getting vaccinated for various reasons. Some students believe in the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines, come others are concerned with the possible long-term effects that may arise and then there are those that are just lazy. Is it really worth getting the H1N1 […]

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The great religion debate

Buddhism -Devon Butler I spend an unhealthy amount of time analyzing life, death and the general nature of things. I find my thoughts drifting through the “big” questions and was frustrated that my religion, Anglicanism, couldn’t answer them. I was tired of hearing reasoning like “there can’t be good without evil.” Assuming everything is in “God’s plan” makes us disregard […]

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Religion pointless

There is no good reason to be religious. By that I mean, for those who are atheist, agnostic or otherwise non-religious, there are no longer any good, logical arguments that support a shift towards a religious life. Let’s take a look at the most prevalent arguments. There’s only one logical starting point – the ageless argument that God exists. Of […]

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Oktoberfest drinking offensive

Re: “Oktoberfest Mandatory” Oct. 15, 2009 The Cord printed a wee article about how participation in Oktoberfest should be mandatory for every WLU student this past week. The article said, “With so much enthusiasm focussed on drinking and dancing… it only makes sense that, as a student, it is a must-do event before one’s university degree is over… It is […]

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WLUSP needs to get involved

Re: “It feels like fraud” Oct. 7, 2009 During my four year attendance at Laurier I have donated my time to both WLUSU and WLUSP. As a former writer for the Cord myself, I became increasingly aware of WLUSP patronizing many WLUSU activities. In my opinion, this is an embarrassment to Laurier and all the volunteers who bend over backwards […]

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From the Editor

I was under the impression that when I became an editor at The Cord, I would be participating in free, fair, balanced media. After two hours of carefully conducted, recorded and transcribed interviews, some people still question what others admitted to me as fact. My article on Charity Ball has become a he-said-she-said of epic proportions, where the lesson I […]

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Progressive parties not solution

Re: “Please, Ignatieff” Oct. 15, 2009 In regards to Iain McCauley’s piece “Please, Ignatieff” I wish to address some of the fallacies which have cropped into his positive assessment of ‘progressive’ policies. He decries the current situation of unemployment among students, yet that unemployment is a direct result of “progressive” policies of continually increasing minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws […]

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Professors and technology: a lethal combination

I am part-way through my fourth year at Laurier and I’ve had it with technology in the classroom. And I don’t mean malfunctioning technology; I mean working, up-to-date technology. Rather than complementing a lecture in an educational way, I can comfortably say that 90 per cent of the technologies used in the classes I have been witness to are not […]

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