Opinion

Having an opinion as a friend and a journalist

Having an opinion as a friend and a journalist

I am many different things to many different people. I am a friend, I am a student, I am a journalist. There are many facets of my personality, some of which I wear on my sleeve and some I just keep to myself. As a journalist, the way I am perceived has a heavy influence on my career ambitions. But, […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: saying goodbye

Editor’s note: saying goodbye

On Sunday night, I attended my last ever Editorial Board meeting with The Cord. For the past two years, that’s what I’ve done on Sunday nights, much like the other people who work for The Cord. But after Sunday’s meeting, I went home and got into bed and kept thinking about how my time as Editor-in-Chief was coming to a […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: It’s still a struggle for women’s representation in sports

With the Outstanding Women of Laurier award being awarded to Julie Karn last week, we were all proud to see the representation of women in sports. But why is there still such a divide in sports, in regards to gender? The idea that women are more fragile and need protection is dated, but it still seems to be the mentality […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

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 ·