Opinion

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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Kinks in campus clubs, again

Every year funding is late reaching campus clubs, proving they are obviously not a priority for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union but need to become one. This year WLUSU has attempted to centralize the process of distributing money to campus clubs to be more effective and timely than it has been in the past. They created an online system […]

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Business values affirmed

Re: “Money isn’t everything” Oct. 7, 2009 I am compelled to respond to Kimberly Elworthy’s article from last week in The Cord. How you worded the problem, how “[you were] bothered by the overall obsession with money and numbers,” I felt like I could really relate to what you were saying. I’ve definitely been there – I transferred from engineering […]

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Should you get H1N1 vaccinated?

With the H1N1 vaccine becoming available in Canada soon, it should be discussed that many students avoid getting vaccinated for various reasons. Some students believe in the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaccines, come others are concerned with the possible long-term effects that may arise and then there are those that are just lazy. Is it really worth getting the H1N1 […]

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The great religion debate

Buddhism -Devon Butler I spend an unhealthy amount of time analyzing life, death and the general nature of things. I find my thoughts drifting through the “big” questions and was frustrated that my religion, Anglicanism, couldn’t answer them. I was tired of hearing reasoning like “there can’t be good without evil.” Assuming everything is in “God’s plan” makes us disregard […]

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Religion pointless

There is no good reason to be religious. By that I mean, for those who are atheist, agnostic or otherwise non-religious, there are no longer any good, logical arguments that support a shift towards a religious life. Let’s take a look at the most prevalent arguments. There’s only one logical starting point – the ageless argument that God exists. Of […]

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Progressive parties not solution

Re: “Please, Ignatieff” Oct. 15, 2009 In regards to Iain McCauley’s piece “Please, Ignatieff” I wish to address some of the fallacies which have cropped into his positive assessment of ‘progressive’ policies. He decries the current situation of unemployment among students, yet that unemployment is a direct result of “progressive” policies of continually increasing minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws […]

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It’s my wedding and I’ll cry if I want to

I’ll be the first to admit that I partake in tossing my left hand in the air and fiercely dancing whenever I hear Beyonces’ “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it).” After enjoying the catchy tune and legendary video, I stopped to examine the actual lyrics of the song and the message it sends to women everywhere. It seems that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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