Opinion

Religion has its merits

Re: “Religion pointless,” Oct. 21, 2008 This article is a massive over-simplification of the theological debate and it provides no useful, or even insightful, arguments against God’s existence. Shore writes that agnostics and atheists have realized that there are no logical arguments for the existence of God. This is completely false. As an agnostic, I do not believe, nor disbelieve […]

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Family counts at all ages

Four years ago, when I was in high school, my grandmother moved in with my family. I remember the day clearly. Our basement, now “grandma’s apartment,” was overflowing with her possessions from a life spanning many years. There was her infinite collection of watercolour paintings, a multitude of native sculptures and a library of mystery novels. To fit all these […]

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News tainted by tabloids

We live in a culture that is obsessed with celebrities. Everywhere we turn, we are constantly being bombarded with celebrity news. Because of this, we know less about real news, news that affects us daily and educates us. If you were to ask the average person about world events or the elections in Afghanistan, my guess would be that most […]

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Campus clubs hopeful

Re: “Campus clubs still unable to access WLUSU money,” Oct. 21, 2009 In response to the article written about the newly developed Campus Clubs and Faculty Associations registering process, I would like to thank the Cord for outlining the newly updated process that was created to better serve the needs of all Laurier students involved. This was a high priority […]

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Crime is crime, regardless

In a world in which people are divided into neat little categories like liberal and conservative, upper and lower class, criminal and law-abiding, it can be difficult for people to not allow personal sympathies to force them to take sides. Many conditions contribute to people’s moral biases, but one of the most obvious is political ideology. A dangerous example of […]

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Student-to-professor ratios unknown

It’s very obvious: Laurier’s enrollment has gone up. There are more students than ever before and professors haven’t been hired to account for this. Classes have students sitting on the stairs, but when asked for the new student-to-professor ratios, the current administration did not know who had access to this information. Considering that all students have to enroll and all […]

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University is a place of opportunity

Post-secondary education, especially university, is highly valued in society; however, it seems that it is becoming more difficult every year to find a job with just an undergraduate degree. There was a point when a university degree meant a guaranteed high-paying job, but now in order to differentiate yourself, many have been combining the skills that a college degree offers […]

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Christianity: It’s all in the imagination

I remember in the wake of Bill Maher’s film Religulous a few non-Christian colleagues said something of this sort to me: “I don’t like how Maher picks on religious people. If religious people get some sort of comfort from their beliefs, then they should be left alone.” Part of me wanted to say “thanks for the support,” but it mostly […]

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WLUSP needs to get involved

Re: “It feels like fraud” Oct. 7, 2009 During my four year attendance at Laurier I have donated my time to both WLUSU and WLUSP. As a former writer for the Cord myself, I became increasingly aware of WLUSP patronizing many WLUSU activities. In my opinion, this is an embarrassment to Laurier and all the volunteers who bend over backwards […]

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From the Editor

I was under the impression that when I became an editor at The Cord, I would be participating in free, fair, balanced media. After two hours of carefully conducted, recorded and transcribed interviews, some people still question what others admitted to me as fact. My article on Charity Ball has become a he-said-she-said of epic proportions, where the lesson I […]

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