Opinion

‘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 Self expression as a virtue has been replaced by the encouragement of its exact opposite – conformity to coolness.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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Use Counselling Services

The door of Health Services’ packed waiting room stands directly opposite the quiet couches inside Wilfrid Laurier University’s Counselling Services office – one of the school’s most untapped resources. Students rarely hesitate to ensure that their physical health is up to par by visiting the doctor, but sadly their mental health is often overlooked. A negative stigma surrounds counselling that […]

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The Kindle suprise

VICTORIA (CUP) – It started with file sharing, it exploded into blogs, and now one of the oldest mediums in world history has become digitalized: books. From Aristotle to Stephen King, all will be available to read with the touch of a button. This new Amazon Kindle – which has been available in the U.S. for months now – is […]

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Last Band Standing made bad choice

It’s not my intention to attack the winners (Insignia), but merely to express the opinion, shared by many, that Andy’s Ego displayed a level of musicianship that no other band came close to that night. The band was extremely polished, and used different dynamics throughout the set to keep the crowd engaged. Almost every attendee I spoke to – many […]

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We need a better model for manhood

The Silhouette (McMaster) HAMILTON (CUP) – Being a man isn’t easy. It isn’t harder than being a woman, but it certainly isn’t a carefree way to navigate through life. And nobody hands you a manual when you turn 16 that tells you how to do it. For all the talk that’s bandied about around finding strong female role models, very […]

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Where are the journalists?

The writers at The Cord had a week to research and write an article(s) about the allegations our government is complicit in war crimes through the transfer of Afghani detainees knowing they would be tortured. The writers at the Cord did not write a single article. Richard Colvin’s testimony was not shocking.Amnesty International, the Red Cross and examples of Maher […]

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Rugby should stay at Laurier Waterloo

The Laurier athletics department is in the early stages of discussion surrounding the transfer of the men’s and women’s varsity rugby teams to the Brantford campus. If the teams were to be transferred to Brantford, the additional cost of daily transportation would impede the accessibility of the sport to those in Waterloo. Adding the commute to the players’ schedule, which […]

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