Opinion

Communication needed between faculty and admin

It appears as though there is a disconnect in communication between the faculty and the administration at Laurier. For instance, the problems surrounding the miscommunication of budget cuts and increased class sizes are ones that negatively affect the entire university. A practical solution is needed to address the faculty and administrations inability to effectively interact, as the lack of communication […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Student fees can be lowered by WLUSU

During the board of directors meeting on Nov. 20, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that they currently have $96,000 more than was projected for the 2009-10 budget due to higher revenues and lower expenses. While it is still unknown if WLUSU will end the year with a surplus, this finding makes a case for student union fees being […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Walls still oppress millions of people

It was quite disturbing that during the 20th anniversary celebrations for the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was little addressed about the walls that remain today. Two of the most inhumane walls still remain and are being expanded as I write: the American-Mexican border and the illegal Israeli separation wall. Both of these walls are justified on defunct rationality. […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Catholic Church wrong to protect child-molesting priests

Catholicism is riddled with hypocrisy. The two have become so intermingled I can hardly discuss the religion that has dominated the world without becoming irritated. Ideally, religion serves as a means through which to guide and encourage people to lead happy, honest and good lives. These are incredibly worthwhile intentions; if they were attained through less hypocritical means, I would […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Violence against women needs to end

December 6th, 2009 marks the 20th year since the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman named Marc Lépine entered Montreal’s École Polytechnique, shouted “I hate feminists!” and killed 14 women, just for being female engineering students. Each year since, December 6th has been a day of memorial for the young women and an occasion to identify and deconstruct sources of the […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Find some doubt, it can be humbling

There’s a story in the New Testament where Jesus happens upon a man whose son is afflicted with terrifying convulsions. Jesus, enigmatic as ever, tells him that his son will be healed if he has faith. The man in response, cries out “I have belief! Help my unbelief!” I love the man’s response, because I think it captures an essential […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

The benefits of buying local and organic

FREDERICTON (CUP) – Environmental degradation immediately brings to mind images of polluting smoke stacks, the Alberta oil sands and traffic in Toronto at 5:30 p.m. on a weekday. Expanses of farmland around the world rarely bring to mind greenhouse gases, yet industrial agriculture contributes to the world’s greenhouse gas problem, making up 12 per cent of total emissions. Nitrogen obtained […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Learn outside of lectures

I truly started to value my university education when I realized that I was finally retaining information. After four-and-a-half years of high school, two years of college and two years of university without really feeling like I was learning anything, it was nice to see that my brain was finally working. I didn’t, and still don’t, have the patience to […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Article redundant

Re: North American capitalism causes global inequality, Nov. 11, 2009 What exactly was the point of Kimberly Elworthy’s article, “North American capitalism causes global inequality?” It said nothing new that hasn’t been said better elsewhere and it wasn’t tied to any particular recent event. –Benjamin P. Weber

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Explore social issues

Throughout the year, Laurier offers a variety of events that support diversity on campus. These are opportunities for students to seek out and educate themselves about important social issues. The Wilfrid Laurier University Rainbow Centre is hosting the transgendered awareness week in the concourse this week, which aims to educate the community about transgendered issues. Dignitas Laurier, a youth chapter […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·