Opinion

Bookstore should help students save

As a student at WLU, I spend a lot of money on my textbooks. In previous years, when the booklist was released, it contained the ISBN number of every book, and I saved myself about one month’s worth of rent by purchasing my textbooks used. This year however, the policy has been changed, and the list contains only the title […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Music faculty represented correctly

Re: “Music faculty consistently neglected,” Letters to the Editor, Jan. 6 I have been a student a Laurier now for five years, and I consider myself proud to be studying music at such a fine institution. Laurier’s music faculty boasts talented staff and students and without my studies here I could have not become the musician that I am today. […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Continue verbal abuse discussion

Re: “I am trapped here,” Jan 6 I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Cord for publishing last week’s feature, “I am trapped here”. Thank you to the women quoted within for boldly sharing their stories of emotional relationship abuse, and thank you to Alanna Wallace for her respectful and revealing treatment of this topic. Reading […]

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Recycling is mandatory

Recycling is an important daily activity that will curb the effects of climate change and the ecological footprint humans make on the planet. This is a known fact; however, knowing does not always translate into doing. Natural resources are not infinite, yet people regularly behave in ways that suggest otherwise. Recycling efforts should be universal. There is no excuse for […]

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Andy’s Ego fans arrogant

Re: “Last Band Standing made bad choice,” Letter to the Editor Nov. 25, 2009 When reading The Cord I was not surprised to see that there was a letter from a fan of Andy’s Ego a band who had competed and lost in the Last Band Standing that was held mid-November at Wilf’s. The angered fan had not agreed with […]

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Class of 2000

The following article was pulled from the Cord archives; Dated Dec. 1, 1999 I’m a member of the class of 2000. As a class, we’re probably the luckiest group of students currently attending university. Not only did we avoid graduated licensing and deregulation, we entered the university system when classes were still small, professors were well – or over – […]

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‘Coolness’ is a forgotten form of social oppression

Although North American culture claims to tout individuality as something to aspire to, this idealistic view has been twisted by popular culture and consumerism. Self expression as a virtue has been replaced by the encouragement of its exact opposite – conformity to coolness. This is promoted at large through mediums such as music videos and clothing advertisements and is socially […]

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Music faculty consistently neglected

I have become a loyal reader of The Cord over my three years thus far at Laurier, and it never ceases to amaze me how utterly neglected the Music Faculty is. As a publication aimed at representing the entire campus, you seem to be missing the entire goings on of one important building that the majority of students pass through […]

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The resolution: yea or nay?

Why do we make new year’s resolutions anyways? Why is it that we need a specific date to decide we want to make a change in our lives? It seems like the ultimate form of procrastination to me. Every January the gym is flooded with eager resolutioners who have made a promise to themselves to get ripped, skinny, strong or […]

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The resolution: yea or nay?

I thrive off of new beginnings. Whether it’s another birthday or a new year, I live for moments to start anew – my rebirth of sorts. Life gets stale pretty quickly and too often people find themselves in ruts – doing the same things day in and day out without question. I promised myself to never be one of those […]

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