Opinion

How do we perceive the West?

Bigger picture of the world is absent Ben Sandiford The question of whether or not the West is evil is certainly loaded, and it is one that I feel too few are capable of answering. This is because our education system teaches us very little about other cultures and civilizations, leaving us to stumble blindly through the events that shape […]

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Naked snow woman is not controversial

Recently, the national news broadcaster CTV has picked up a local story about the naked snow woman on the front yard of 251 Albert Street. Permanent residents in the Northdale community are complaining about a sculpture that a group of students, both men and women, created. How is it that a nude woman made out of snow can cause so […]

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Canadians are proud

Wherever you were on Sunday afternoon, you probably witnessed an unprecedented outpouring of Canadian pride. Streets were blocked, viewers were brought to tears and people who don’t even like sports rose to their feet when Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal in overtime during the men’s hockey finals. And whether you celebrated with drinks, hugged total strangers or took to […]

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Start your summer job search now

With last year’s summer student unemployment rate reported at a staggering 20.9 per cent, students should be applying for jobs early – meaning now. In an effort to focus on school during the year, many students opt not to work while they are enrolled in classes. This means that many only have four months to make all the money they […]

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OSAP fails the needs of students

A student who relies solely on OSAP is required to live well below the poverty line. There is no doubt that a university degree will enhance your life long after your dorm room days are over.  Not only will your life be augmented by the knowledge and critical thinking skills that you develop, but it is estimated that on average […]

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Incorrect assumptions about gender studies circulate in National Post

ANTIGONISH, N.S. (CUP) — Last month, Canada’s daily right-wing rag, the National Post, ran an editorial lamenting the perseverance of women’s studies programs in universities across the country. The Jan. 26 editorial “Women’s Studies is still with us” offered a skeptical take on reports that women’s studies programs are in decline, saying “We would wave good-bye without shedding a tear, […]

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Harper pulls out of HIV partnership

The “Friday strategy” of evading fallout by burying bad news ahead of the weekend is perhaps the longest-standing PR strategy in Ottawa. Accordingly, as Canadians left work Friday to watch Montgomery’s thrilling gold-medal skeleton performance, it was quietly announced that Canada was pulling out of a $139-million partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop HIV vaccines for […]

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Olympics should not be celebrated

Re: Celebrate Canada’s Olympic athletes, Feb. 10 I am highly disappointed at The Cord’s Editorial Board for their dramatic show of apathy toward the enormous economic, social, environmental and cultural costs of the Winter Olympics as presented in the last issue of The Cord.   The global convergence to protest the Olympic games and the groundswell of dissatisfaction among ordinary […]

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Laurier Chaplain has become obsolete

Re: Have a subversive Sabbath, Feb. 10 As we progress into the 2010s I still wonder why we have a chaplain here at Laurier. Brian Bork speaks of his childhood Sundays as being quiet and peaceful. But he is painfully unaware of the fact that back in those times the Lord’s Day Act prohibited businesses from operating on the Sabbath. […]

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Laurier must uphold its small-scale status

If you want to be successful, you get some form of post-secondary education – we live in a society where this really isn’t a question. We’re brought up to believe that that’s just the way things work, and it’s different today than it was 25 or 50 years ago. With the increasing necessity of post-secondary education in the workforce, Laurier […]

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