Opinion

Different ways to learn

Different ways to learn

According to American journalist Megan McArdle in her book The Up Side of Down, there are two types of learners: growth learners and fixed learners. Quite simply, a growth learner is someone that accepts difficulty and prospers despite failure. A fixed learner has been conditioned to believe that knowledge is set, that you are either capable or incapable, gifted or […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Thrill found in escape rooms is similar to horror movies

With abduction and home invasions being the harsh reality for too many people, why do we enjoy emulating that in escape rooms? As the rooms are getting more and more popular, we have to ask ourselves why it’s entertaining to trap ourselves in a room with a clock ticking down, while we scramble to find a way out. Horror escape […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor: Student senators not fulfilling expectations

Letter to the Editor: Student senators not fulfilling expectations

Attend a university senate meeting and you’ll notice something missing: the majority of your undergraduate student representatives. While each of us campaigned for and committed to this role, unfortunately, this important responsibility is not being shared equally. Undergraduate senators have consistently failed to show up or send regrets to senate meetings. When in attendance, undergraduate senators often contribute little to […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
The key to being a successful writer

The key to being a successful writer

“I want to be a writer,” mutter thousands of students, all around the world, every day. It’s a dream job and it’s the thing that a lot of us want the most in the world. Whether it’s as a novelist, journalist, poet or academic, expressing ourselves in words is something that a lot of us love to do – and […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Students’ responsibility to support uptown businesses

In the last few years, going to uptown Waterloo has seemed like a hassle to most students. Whether it’s the inconsistent bus routes or lack of parking, the construction made the core of Waterloo inaccessible and unappealing. The local businesses are now feeling the ramifications of these choices. They’re suffering, even now that the roads are open. We’re nothing if […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 1 comment · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Teaching financial literacy is a step in the right direction

After a successful petition, the Ontario government is now introducing a pilot project to teach financial literacy to grade 10 students. This is undeniably something that will be applicable to students’ lives beyond high school. Currently, the onus is on parents to teach their children about these topics. That can raise a number of issues. It’s all well and good […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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The best courses are the ones that apply beyond the classroom

Regardless of your major, everyone has encountered a course that you need in order to graduate. Most students are required to take courses that are irrelevant to their major and often a course that they don’t have any interest in. So why aren’t universities implementing required courses that can apply to everyone — ones that can apply in a real […]

by Brittany Ditizio· · 0 comments · Opinion ·