Opinion

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 […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Oktoberfest mandatory

Waterloo has hosted Oktoberfest for over 40 years and it has become the largest Bavarian festival in North America. With so much enthusiasm focused on drinking and dancing for an entire 10 days between Oct. 9 and 18, it only makes sense that, as a student, it is a must-do event before one’s university degree is over. It is an […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Professors and technology: a lethal combination

I am part-way through my fourth year at Laurier and I’ve had it with technology in the classroom. And I don’t mean malfunctioning technology; I mean working, up-to-date technology. Rather than complementing a lecture in an educational way, I can comfortably say that 90 per cent of the technologies used in the classes I have been witness to are not […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Investigation of Charity Ball Stirs Mixed Emotions

As a previous Coordinator for Charity Ball 2006-2007, I rightfully demand an apology for the Cord’s attack on the integrity of Charity Ball. It’s unsettling to see such negativity for a wonderful organization that helps the community. You stated that $2000 was the approximate charitable donation historically made by CB, but I’ll have you know that my wonderful execs (Caroline, […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Women’s work continues to be unacknowledged

When a couple’s marriage has reached the point where they visit a lawyer’s office to put the final touches on the settlement, inevitably questions must be asked: What are the reasons for the dissolution of such a significant relationship? The answers, most often, are found in domestic abuse, which ranks as the number one reason for divorce. The second ranked […]

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Step one: Get elected. Step two: ??? Step three: Win Nobel Prize.

The world was a little miffed when it was announced last week that President Barack Obama was going to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. There was a global awkward silence: “Obama? Really? What for?” And that’s the thing. What did Obama actually do to earn such a prestigious award? He has been in office for a mere […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Canadian integrity flawed

Accompanied by a full orchestra, a theatre full of octogenarians booming along to “Oh Canada” is actually quite uplifting; despite reservations about the message contained within the anthem, I found myself rising to my feet at the opening to the KW Symphony’s Signature Series this past Friday. I’m not disrespectful of Canada enough yet to remain seated, but I very […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Someone dropped the Charity Ball

This year’s budget for Charity Ball is $34,000. Last year the ball raised approximately $250. The discrepancy between the amount raised for charity and the amount that is designated for an elaborate party is mind-boggling. In comparison, Laurier University Charity Kouncil (L.U.C.K.) is budgeted at $15,000 and donated approximately $16,000. That is 64 times the amount Charity Ball accumulated. Clearly, […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Concrete damages false

Re: Student asked not to ‘stilt’ on campus, Sept. 30, 2009 I couldn’t help but notice Rob Curran, director of special constable services, note that there is $20,000 worth of damages on the fresh concrete at the Waterloo campus due to skateboarding, powerbocking, and trick biking. What I am questioning is the $20,000 of damages that seems to be pulled […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Transparency needed

WLUSU has refused to release the detailed budget and list of expenses for last year’s Charity Ball. In her platform, Laura Sheridan assured transparency within the union, yet it appears that this was an empty promise. It is the responsibility of WLUSU to provide students with numbers; by refusing students the budget of the 2008-09 Charity Ball, WLUSU is violating […]

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