Opinion

Laurier is becoming a diploma factory

Re: “Larger classes take hold at Laurier,” Sept. 23, 2009 With the recent Cord article about Laurier’s larger and larger classes, I think it is high time to ask one very basic and fundamental question concerning us as students: What are we paying for? The administration would have us believe that we are paying for future lives of “leadership and […]

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WLU was part of local Royal Medieval Fair

Re: Traveling through medieval times, Sept. 23, 2009 I am glad that The Cord ran a story about the Royal Medieval Fair in its last issue. However, the story omitted to mention that Laurier was represented at the Fair on Saturday Sept. 19 by members of the Medieval Studies Program, The Medieval Students’ Society, and several alumni. As in past […]

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Sheridan sets the ‘couch myth’ straight

Re: “WLUSU has misplaced values,” Sept. 23, 2009 There seems to be some inaccurate information circulating campus about the recent changes to the 24 hour lounge and I am eager to ease any frustrations with accurate information. None of the 24 hour lounge couches will be, or have been, removed from the 24 lounge this fall. To clarify, the new […]

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Kitchener must boycott VANOC

Since the awarding of the 2010 Olympics to Vancouver and Whistler, a growing network has resisted the social, cultural, and environmental injustices attributable to the Olympics. The torch is planned to pass through Kitchener – this implicitly supports the injustices and destruction occurring in the name of the Games. For these reasons, we demand that the City of Kitchener back […]

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Culture damaged

Re: Cooked food banned from concourse Sept. 16, 2009 “When I was a student at Laurier in the ‘70s, I was involved in several clubs, including the Chinese Students’ Association and the International Students’ Association. One of the most well attended events of the year was the CSA Day put on in the concourse with lots of varieties of Chinese […]

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Free art events

A lot of focus recently has been directed at new and rising fees on campus, but several of the free events that still exist are often overlooked and ignored. Laurier offers a plethora of on-campus events that are not currently part of the mainstream student culture, such as Orientation Week and football games may be. These events include free weekly […]

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Week one at Laurier: epic fail

Some of the outrageous spending and protocol decisions made at Laurier lately boggle my mind. Laurier’s quad recently underwent a million dollar “face lift” to receive a tiny amphitheatre-like grass/concrete creation, which appears to go unused and to my best judgment will continue to go unused this year (this may be because snow tends to occur frequently throughout the duration […]

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Periods aren’t going anywhere, so let’s get used to them

At Orientation Week’s “Get Involved Fair” I was pleased that my table was located beside Sustainable Cycles, an LSPIRG working group. Sustainable Cycles is partially a business that sells reusable pads made from sustainable materials, and partially an awareness group, educating men and women about the sacred rights of menstruation. When two first year guys walked up to the display […]

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Ladies like lots of meaningless sex too

Our generation of women have been brought up in the era of Ginger Spice’s “Girl Power,” Samantha Jones’s fabulousness and Angelina Jolie’s Billy-Bob-sex-in-the-limo-leather-pants-snake-tattoo days. These women have become icons in the eyes of the 20-something girl for their ball-busting feminist attitude. Women with strong sexual influence have flooded pop culture and taken the front stage of controversy and success, but […]

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Landlords abuse the city’s student population

Most students, especially Laurier students who predominantly have access to residence in first year, share a common experience when they rent their first apartment. They visit home after home with roommates-to-be until the perfect place is found and then they sign a lease. But are they always getting what they think they’ve found? Student housing has long been known as […]

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