Opinion

Google Street View creepy

Last Wednesday, Google Street View became available in Canada, but only a select 11 cities have been uploaded. The concept of Street View is to be able to see a pictorial representation of buildings, houses, parks and other public spaces on the Google Map application by dragging the small yellow man in the left hand corner onto the area you […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Where is all the food on campus?

As the time for essays and final exams draws closer, the amount of students on campus at all hours is going to rapidly increase. At the moment, students are suffering from lack of food services to accommodate late night studying – a common component of the student lifestyle. Interestingly, there is no food on campus open for 24 hours or […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Oktoberfest mandatory

Waterloo has hosted Oktoberfest for over 40 years and it has become the largest Bavarian festival in North America. With so much enthusiasm focused on drinking and dancing for an entire 10 days between Oct. 9 and 18, it only makes sense that, as a student, it is a must-do event before one’s university degree is over. It is an […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Step one: Get elected. Step two: ??? Step three: Win Nobel Prize.

The world was a little miffed when it was announced last week that President Barack Obama was going to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. There was a global awkward silence: “Obama? Really? What for?” And that’s the thing. What did Obama actually do to earn such a prestigious award? He has been in office for a mere […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Canadian integrity flawed

Accompanied by a full orchestra, a theatre full of octogenarians booming along to “Oh Canada” is actually quite uplifting; despite reservations about the message contained within the anthem, I found myself rising to my feet at the opening to the KW Symphony’s Signature Series this past Friday. I’m not disrespectful of Canada enough yet to remain seated, but I very […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Someone dropped the Charity Ball

This year’s budget for Charity Ball is $34,000. Last year the ball raised approximately $250. The discrepancy between the amount raised for charity and the amount that is designated for an elaborate party is mind-boggling. In comparison, Laurier University Charity Kouncil (L.U.C.K.) is budgeted at $15,000 and donated approximately $16,000. That is 64 times the amount Charity Ball accumulated. Clearly, […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Transparency needed

WLUSU has refused to release the detailed budget and list of expenses for last year’s Charity Ball. In her platform, Laura Sheridan assured transparency within the union, yet it appears that this was an empty promise. It is the responsibility of WLUSU to provide students with numbers; by refusing students the budget of the 2008-09 Charity Ball, WLUSU is violating […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Concrete damages false

Re: Student asked not to ‘stilt’ on campus, Sept. 30, 2009 I couldn’t help but notice Rob Curran, director of special constable services, note that there is $20,000 worth of damages on the fresh concrete at the Waterloo campus due to skateboarding, powerbocking, and trick biking. What I am questioning is the $20,000 of damages that seems to be pulled […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Money is not everything

Last week was Waterloo’s annual career fair at RIM Park – a rather daunting production of a fourth-year’s worst nightmare, the real world. After a lifetime of preparation and figuring out “what I want to be when I grow up,” I feel as though I have let my childhood ambitions of wealth and fame fall to the wayside. As a […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Red Menace at Laurier

It is with utmost concern that I pen this memorandum. It has recently come to my attention that the WLUSU Board of Directors has been infected by the ever present Red Spectre. I have compiled a secret list detailing the names of a number of Directors and I fear that as time progresses this list will only expand. For now, […]

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