Opinion

Appalled by Asif

Re: “Nine years. No degree. No problem,” Sept. 30,2009 I am appalled by last week’s features article “Nine years, no degree, no problem” about perverted, and pathetic slacker Asif Bacchus. Why should an article glorifying a peeping tom who gets a kick out of spying on unsuspecting women in their own dorms, be permitted in our campus paper? This is […]

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What has Wilfie done for you?

Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, has many tributes to him across the country; high schools, avenues and electoral districts are all named after him. Then there is Wilfrid Laurier University. The university was known before as Waterloo Lutheran College until 1973 when it adopted its current name. There was some outcry over the choice because Sir […]

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Laurier wish list

With a new school year upon us, The Cord has compiled a list of things we would like to see accomplished over the next eight months. Our wishes reflect what we, as students, feel are the most important and urgent missing pieces of the university. 1. Improve Laurier technology: Will the Internet on campus ever work? In the past, technology […]

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How power can corrupt

There always seem to be people who, when acceding to just a little power, become absolutely monstrous. We have seen it in celebrities of all colours, political figures all along the spectrum, lottery winners and CEOs who pamper themselves and take huge severance packages while heartlessly down-sizing, forcing staff reductions and squandering millions while simultaneously feathering their own nests. Recent […]

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From the archives: 1968

The rate at which the new “Coke” machines have been taking in money without dispensing drinks in return should result in the accumulation of funds of such magnitude that it will no longer be necessary to have an Office of University Resources. –Prof G.F. Durst, Sept. 27 Rivulets of water originating from a cooler in the first floor lounge ran […]

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From the Editor

I believe the media should be an outlet where people can interact, express themselves and learn from each other. I hope to foster this sense of campus discourse within the new feature of the opinion section, The Forum. I truly believe in the value of the Letters to the Editor section. Newspapers are by no means perfect at reporting the […]

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Welcome to WLU Frosh: Meet the System

If you are ambitious, intelligent, mature, resourceful and looking for a good education, you have come to the wrong place. University is not for you. The experience of being broken will be priceless; unfortunately, you pay for this pricelessness. You pay because your utopian ideals of enhancing your already impoverished mind vanish almost before your eyes. The cool way the […]

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Cultural Relativism is irrelevant

Oppression and human rights abuses should not be accepted under the guise of cultural differences. The notion that cruelty and oppression should not be allowed under the blanket of cultural and religious differences is something that should go without saying. To me, it sounds ludicrous to argue that various forms of discrimination and oppression are not only understandable but morally […]

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Waterloo bans skateboarders

I don’t care for skateboarding; rolling around on a wooden board, attempting to defy gravity with tricks, has never appealed to me. Neither does the “Bell for Kepler” sculpture located in the new Uptown Waterloo Public Square. The difference between the “marinated” corten steel and rust on a car door is beyond my understanding of art. I do acknowledge, however, […]

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WLUSU market research project will move union forward

Re: “Board failed students,” Unsigned editorial June 24, 2009 Throughout my time at Laurier the Cord has been invaluable in pointing out the disconnect in priorities between student representatives and the student body. With this in mind I was thrilled to hear that the new WLUSU Board has taken the initiative to invest in market research that will ask students […]

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