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 […]

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Money is not everything

Last week was Waterloo’s annual career fair at RIM Park – a rather daunting production of a fourth-year’s worst nightmare, the real world. After a lifetime of preparation and figuring out “what I want to be when I grow up,” I feel as though I have let my childhood ambitions of wealth and fame fall to the wayside. As a […]

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Red Menace at Laurier

It is with utmost concern that I pen this memorandum. It has recently come to my attention that the WLUSU Board of Directors has been infected by the ever present Red Spectre. I have compiled a secret list detailing the names of a number of Directors and I fear that as time progresses this list will only expand. For now, […]

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Punctuation and grammar lost today

Re: “R.I.P. English,” Sept. 30, 2009 I sat down and picked up a discarded copy of The Cord. That’s when I found it: “R.I.P. English.” Reading it, I almost instantly found myself silently agreeing to everything in the article. I will admit to having, on occasion, used “words” such as btw in regular speech, but usually just to annoy my […]

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Olympics are positive

Re: Activists oppose Olympic relay, Sept. 30, 2009 I would like to share a quote with the Laurier Community: ‘For seventeen days, they are roommates. For seventeen days, they are soul mates. And for twenty-two seconds, they are competitors. Seventeen days as equals. Twenty-two seconds as adversaries. What a wonderful world that would be. That’s the hope I see in […]

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Late-term abortions should be banned

Abortion has long been a contentious and controversial issue, with people on the pro-life and pro-choice camps often siding along opposite extremes and viewing the issue in absolutist terms. In Canada, it seems that the pro-choice side has undoubtedly been the victor. Since 1988, Canada has been one of the few nations with absolutely no legal restrictions on abortion. The […]

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Correction for ‘No Fixed Address’

Re: “Former dean of arts kicks it old school,” Sept. 30, 2009 Many thanks for the flattering story on “No Fixed Address.” It was quite fun to read. One small correction though. Our band played during the WLUSA staff strike in 2002 and not the WLUFA CAS strike in 2008. –David Docherty

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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