Opinion

News tainted by tabloids

We live in a culture that is obsessed with celebrities. Everywhere we turn, we are constantly being bombarded with celebrity news. Because of this, we know less about real news, news that affects us daily and educates us. If you were to ask the average person about world events or the elections in Afghanistan, my guess would be that most […]

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Christianity: It’s all in the imagination

I remember in the wake of Bill Maher’s film Religulous a few non-Christian colleagues said something of this sort to me: “I don’t like how Maher picks on religious people. If religious people get some sort of comfort from their beliefs, then they should be left alone.” Part of me wanted to say “thanks for the support,” but it mostly […]

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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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