Opinion

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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Torch resisted

Torch resisted The symbolism of the Olympic torch has come under scrutiny as Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L) is resisting the torch’s celebration ceremony in Kitchener. Undoubtedly, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have participated in oppressing the Aboriginals of the West Coast and had negative environmental impacts on the Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler areas. The native people of Canada are one of […]

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Student input needed

Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the lower concourse, students will be able to voice their input on the 25-year master plan for Laurier’s infrastructure growth. Even though we may not be here in 25 years to experience additions to the Laurier campus, the reputation of the school stays with […]

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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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GRT requires improvement

The Grand River Transit bus system that serves the Kitchener-Waterloo Region has taken great strides that many cities have yet to address. They offer an express service with satellite updated times and shelters, the iXpress, which stops at significant locations in KW from north Waterloo to Cambridge, the “Bus ‘n’ Bike,” where you can place your bike on the front […]

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Take responsibility for eco-impact

Re: “Individuals green impact insignificant,” Sept. 16, 2009 “Found at the heart of the Laurier’s Mission Statement, “we are citizens of an increasingly complex world”. Therefore, we must seek multi-faceted solutions to our challenges, go beyond depending on corporations and governments to take the lead, and recognize the potential that exists in each and every one of us. Our roles […]

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