Opinion

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Unsigned: Do the St. Patrick’s day excitements outweigh the costs?

Needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t like all of the other holidays throughout the year for Laurier students. It’s not like any other party day, either. St. Patrick’s Day is unique in its ability to cause mayhem and push boundaries of good decisions — but why? A lot of it comes down to social psychology; it’s a crowd mentality […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Accepting and living with an eating disorder

Accepting and living with an eating disorder

No one will love you if you don’t love yourself. These are the words that loop in my head as I stand in my kitchen. The words aren’t a reminder for me to celebrate myself, it just tells me that no one can love me. I’ve eaten once over the span of two days and the thought of eating churns […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 2 comments · Opinion ·
A lack of time is no excuse to get out of commitments

A lack of time is no excuse to get out of commitments

By far, the compliment I most frequently receive is about how many things I do and how I manage to balance them without letting anything else fail. That, for me, is just my life. I balance a ton of extracurriculars, place a huge emphasis on school and still try to make the people in my life that I love know […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Why Robitaille’s keynote cancellation isn’t depriving students of intellectual discourse

Why Robitaille’s keynote cancellation isn’t depriving students of intellectual discourse

Controversy has been breaking out as of late at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus in light of the Criminology Students’ Association’s plan to have Danielle Robitaille, Jian Ghomeshi’s defence lawyer, as a keynote speaker at their annual conference on International Women’s Day. In last week’s issue of The Cord, Lauren Eisler, dean of the faculty of human and social sciences, […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 5 comments · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Ghosting Snapchat and the stress of real time social media

You know that feeling of hearing about all of your friends having fun at a party that you weren’t invited to? In real time, we call that feeling Snapchat. The popular app Snapchat has become a psychological game. We’ll post photos to our stories with the intention for a specific person to see it, then obsess over if they have. […]

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