Opinion

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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Individual identity is crucial to having a successful relationship

I thought I was a serial dater, one of those people who are always in a relationship or constantly searching for the flavour of the week. I had spent my formative years in a long-term relationship that became common-law at the ripe age of 19. My boyfriend worked a full-time job while I played student and doting housewife to his […]

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I’ll have a blue, blue, blue Christmas

According to the media and uncontested common sense, you can add the Christmas blues to the traditional reds and greens. Christmas brings us not only excessive worries about excessive shopping and eating, but fitness clubs everywhere are getting prepared for the after-the-holidays guilt complexes. We have been told that Christmas increases the incidence and expression of many different psychiatric disorders. […]

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Le Fevre was ill-informed

Re: “Board lazy, again,” Letter to the editor Nov. 25, 2009 In response to the Rt. Hon. Colin Le Fevre’s claims that this year’s BoD is “lazy.” I must voice my displeasure and address the confusion he’s undoubtedly caused with his remarks. Regarding directors “not wanting to be part of a committee process,” Mr. Le Fevre might be interested in […]

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Letter of the Week: Dec. 2, 2009

This letter has been selected by the editor to offer a commentary on last Friday’s Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union board of directors meeting and the current state of the board. The role of the board of directors is to set and evaluate the long-term strategic goals of WLUSU and ensure that all activities of management further these goals.  But […]

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Protesting culture is lost

The student resistance movements that were once a given on university campuses have been withering away in the contemporary age of consumerism.  Being a student previously meant that one’s identity was associated with learning; this learning ignited resistance against the status quo. These protests, which challenged dominant ideologies, are the iconic events of significant student history.  In the 1960s and […]

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Board members lazy, again

Re: WLUSU board meeting update: Nov. 20; thecord.ca I happened to check out TheCord.ca and came across a story that just really bugged me – the most recent WLUSU Board meeting update. Aside from some clearly inappropriate and asinine remarks (good work Fryer and Sunny – really making your constituents proud) I saw a typical downfall of the WLUSU Board […]

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Student fees can be lowered by WLUSU

During the board of directors meeting on Nov. 20, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union announced that they currently have $96,000 more than was projected for the 2009-10 budget due to higher revenues and lower expenses. While it is still unknown if WLUSU will end the year with a surplus, this finding makes a case for student union fees being […]

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Communication needed between faculty and admin

It appears as though there is a disconnect in communication between the faculty and the administration at Laurier. For instance, the problems surrounding the miscommunication of budget cuts and increased class sizes are ones that negatively affect the entire university. A practical solution is needed to address the faculty and administrations inability to effectively interact, as the lack of communication […]

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