Opinion

Olympics should not be celebrated

Re: Celebrate Canada’s Olympic athletes, Feb. 10 I am highly disappointed at The Cord’s Editorial Board for their dramatic show of apathy toward the enormous economic, social, environmental and cultural costs of the Winter Olympics as presented in the last issue of The Cord.   The global convergence to protest the Olympic games and the groundswell of dissatisfaction among ordinary […]

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Laurier Chaplain has become obsolete

Re: Have a subversive Sabbath, Feb. 10 As we progress into the 2010s I still wonder why we have a chaplain here at Laurier. Brian Bork speaks of his childhood Sundays as being quiet and peaceful. But he is painfully unaware of the fact that back in those times the Lord’s Day Act prohibited businesses from operating on the Sabbath. […]

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Laurier must uphold its small-scale status

If you want to be successful, you get some form of post-secondary education – we live in a society where this really isn’t a question. We’re brought up to believe that that’s just the way things work, and it’s different today than it was 25 or 50 years ago. With the increasing necessity of post-secondary education in the workforce, Laurier […]

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VANOC not tarnished

Media across the world have coined the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as one of the worst Olympics in history. The Times of London went so far as to print a headline that read “The Wreckage of a Tarnished Games.” As Canadians, we have a right to defend ourselves and, in particular, the fact that our Olympics are extremely successful when you […]

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Young Canadians ignore important issues

Despite all the information young people are exposed to today through television, the Internet and Smartphones, we still seem to hold a level of disengagement and overall ignorance of current events. That’s not to say we’re completely disengaged from important issues. Looking close to home, each year we manage to somehow surpass quorum for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union […]

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WLUSU needs electoral reform

To declare a majority, one must have more than 50 per cent of the vote and Walker’s success was dictated by receiving 43 per cent. Following the yearly student herding that is the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union election in early February, a new president was selected to lead the students’ union for the upcoming year. While Kyle Walker will […]

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Film studies has significance outside of academic realm

Film is not simply a superficial form of entertainment, it is a way to draw attention to important issues that people aren’t necessarily thinking about and discussing. I am one of the few students fortunate enough to have experienced Laurier’s film program. While it is a small faculty under the English department banner, it was exactly what I had imagined […]

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Release summer course information

Even though it is only February, the university should be able to provide students with a better idea of the courses being offered over the summer. This information affects whether students may choose to remain in Waterloo and take courses – leases and job arrangements are often finalized around reading week. Course offerings for the fall and winter semesters are […]

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Disney’s anti-corporate message is hypocritical

If you’ve watched Disney films like Cars and Hannah Montana: The Movie, you would have noticed that such films have an anti-corporate sentiment. In Cars, the idea of a “laid back small town life” is romanticized while the fast-paced big-city life is seen as needlessly chaotic. In Hannah Montana: The Movie, the message is even more blatant. My friend and […]

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Have a subversive Sabbath

When I was a kid, Sundays were really, really quiet; not a lot happened. We went to church, came home and ate lunch and then took a nap or lounged around the house. The point was to do as little work as possible because it was the Sabbath. A middle-aged woman I know once told me about a scorching hot […]

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