Opinion

The declining value of liberal learning

In 1784, Benjamin Franklin quoted the chief of the Six Nations who apparently had much to say about the value of education. The chief wrote, “You who are wise must know that different nations have different conceptions of things and you will not therefore take it amiss if our ideas of this kind of education happen not to be the […]

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Torch resisted

Torch resisted The symbolism of the Olympic torch has come under scrutiny as Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L) is resisting the torch’s celebration ceremony in Kitchener. Undoubtedly, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have participated in oppressing the Aboriginals of the West Coast and had negative environmental impacts on the Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler areas. The native people of Canada are one of […]

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Student input needed

Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the lower concourse, students will be able to voice their input on the 25-year master plan for Laurier’s infrastructure growth. Even though we may not be here in 25 years to experience additions to the Laurier campus, the reputation of the school stays with […]

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The life of a mature student ain’t so bad

When I graduated high school in April of 2000, I can clearly remember saying aloud, “I will never go back to school,” and at the time I meant it. Now, 10 years later, I am half-way across the country, going into my second year of university and totally in love with the experience. But it wasn’t always that way. For […]

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Obama no saviour

In America, choosing between Republicans and Democrats is – what I like to term – a choice between hell and purgatory. On one hand you have a party whose insanity and heinousness knows no bounds and lacks basic human decency, and on the other you have a party so weak it caves to the opposition even with huge majorities in […]

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R.I.P. English

FML, OMG, LOL. We are all well-versed in these text messaging short forms and, most likely, we are guilty of using them in our daily instant messaging conversations. Though I need to come to terms with the fact that nobody will say things like, “I love you most ardently,” anymore; I can’t wrap my head around the rash increase of […]

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Laurier is becoming a diploma factory

Re: “Larger classes take hold at Laurier,” Sept. 23, 2009 With the recent Cord article about Laurier’s larger and larger classes, I think it is high time to ask one very basic and fundamental question concerning us as students: What are we paying for? The administration would have us believe that we are paying for future lives of “leadership and […]

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WLU was part of local Royal Medieval Fair

Re: Traveling through medieval times, Sept. 23, 2009 I am glad that The Cord ran a story about the Royal Medieval Fair in its last issue. However, the story omitted to mention that Laurier was represented at the Fair on Saturday Sept. 19 by members of the Medieval Studies Program, The Medieval Students’ Society, and several alumni. As in past […]

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Sheridan sets the ‘couch myth’ straight

Re: “WLUSU has misplaced values,” Sept. 23, 2009 There seems to be some inaccurate information circulating campus about the recent changes to the 24 hour lounge and I am eager to ease any frustrations with accurate information. None of the 24 hour lounge couches will be, or have been, removed from the 24 lounge this fall. To clarify, the new […]

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Kitchener must boycott VANOC

Since the awarding of the 2010 Olympics to Vancouver and Whistler, a growing network has resisted the social, cultural, and environmental injustices attributable to the Olympics. The torch is planned to pass through Kitchener – this implicitly supports the injustices and destruction occurring in the name of the Games. For these reasons, we demand that the City of Kitchener back […]

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