Opinion

Have a subversive Sabbath

When I was a kid, Sundays were really, really quiet; not a lot happened. We went to church, came home and ate lunch and then took a nap or lounged around the house. The point was to do as little work as possible because it was the Sabbath. A middle-aged woman I know once told me about a scorching hot […]

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Celebrate Canada’s Olympic athletes

The facilities are standing, the athletes are coming and in a few days, the world will be watching the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. But there are Canadians who will protest the games. They will sit, arms folded, refusing to support an event that anti-Olympic groups have dubbed “a corporate circus” that infringes on human rights. While the problems […]

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Prorogation should not be used

With impending questions directed toward his government in the House of Commons, Stephen Harper should not have prorogued Parliament in order to stifle debate and investigation into alleged misconduct on the part of ministers of the Crown. Prorogation is typically a tool used to renew sessions after a government’s legislative agenda has all but completed its course; about 30 bills […]

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Reed Collis candidate irresponsible

After reading the presidential platforms in this week’s Cord I was blown away by Reed Collis’ approach to the election. His only campaign promise is that he will sit and wait while WLUSU shareholders do the dirty work for him, bringing issues up and then voting on what he should do. Note to Reed, elections are held so that you […]

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Cord endorsements

President: Kyle Walker Selecting a presidential candidate to endorse is difficult as there are two that stand out as capable for the role. Though Kory Preston is perhaps the most knowledgeable about post-secondary student issues and passionate about advocacy, where Preston lacks Kyle Walker comes to the forefront. Walker comes across as a straightforward approachable guy, in touch with the […]

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Board needs to deal with appeals committee problems

The process by which presidential candidate Reed Collis was disqualified has raised serious questions about this year’s election team and the appeals committee that governs it. After an initial 2-1 vote was cast to allow Collis to remain in the election, the vote was nullified following the decision of the chair to cast a vote in a system that should […]

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Part-time MBA students included

Re: “Part-time MBAs upset with GSA fees,” Jan. 27 The views in this article represent a small minority of MBA students. The majority of part-time students from all programs have made use of GSA services and supports. The GSA did inform part-time students of their pending membership last year. Discussions around part-time students began in the summer and were advertised […]

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Laurier International needs a revamp

Laurier International needs to re-evaluate the way they communicate with students before and during an exchange, since students are often left feeling unprepared and confused while abroad. Having just returned from a four-month exchange in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana, I saw firsthand the problems that exist within the exchange program. I wasn’t expecting an intensive educational experience while […]

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No female candidates in WLUSU election

When the names of those running for the positions of Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president and board of directors were announced last week, a troublesome fact became apparent. Of the 18 candidates running in the election, none were women. Considering that Laurier is 60 per cent female, this just doesn’t add up. One could easily try to brush this […]

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Laurier should have a forum for student art

Two years ago, when my friend Nathan Thompson and I first decided to display our photography to the Laurier community, we were left with a big question mark: where could we showcase our work when Laurier has no forum for displaying student art?   At the time we really didn’t know much about exhibitions and had no mentor who could […]

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