Opinion

Editor’s Note: Accepting changes

Editor’s Note: Accepting changes

I don’t like change. I have never enjoyed the uncertainty and newness involved in navigating different situations. I like staying in a routine once I get comfortable with it and being content with what I have. Taking on this job as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord and moving on from another year of relative comfort into a bunch of new things […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Learning to be a good critic

Editorial: Learning to be a good critic

As students and academics, we are familiar with critically evaluating scholarly sources. However, the role of criticism in the workplace and in everyday life is often misinterpreted and rarely employed to its full capability.  The confusion lies within Western cultures’ relationship with criticism. For example, in entertainment and social media there is a fictitious middle-aged woman named “Karen” and she […]

by Garrison Oosterhof· · Opinion ·
Editors Note: Saying Goodbye

Editors Note: Saying Goodbye

  Every Tuesday night, my best friends and I sit in a grungy house on Regina Street. A lot of shit goes on — we listen to horrible music, we fight over ginger ale, people unwillingly are forced into submitting dear life’s, but most importantly, we work hard and we work together to create a paper every week. Writing this […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Is ghosting your employer ever warranted?

You’ve probably heard of people ghosting their crappy tinder dates or ghosting on friends they had plans with. Typically, this is looked down upon; no one wants to come off as flaky or unreliable.  In recent years, it’s become more common for people to ghost their employers as well.  Those who are looking for jobs or who are currently employed […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Ford’s proposal to remove classroom caps will hurt students

Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently announced the possibility of removing caps on classroom sizes for kindergarten and primary grades. The education consultations that took place brought into question whether caps on kindergarten and grades one to three should continue or not. The research in defence of the removing of class size caps questions whether class size has a significant enough […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·