Opinion

WLUSU has misplaced values thus far

“It seems that Laura Sheridan and WLUSU in their wisdom have decided to remove some of the couches in the 2-4 Lounge and replace them with a number of rather uncomfortable single-seat chairs with a swinging desk. Their intention is to turn the 2-4 lounge into more of a study space and less of a lounge; the single-seats offering more […]

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Culture damaged

Re: Cooked food banned from concourse Sept. 16, 2009 “When I was a student at Laurier in the ‘70s, I was involved in several clubs, including the Chinese Students’ Association and the International Students’ Association. One of the most well attended events of the year was the CSA Day put on in the concourse with lots of varieties of Chinese […]

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Free art events

A lot of focus recently has been directed at new and rising fees on campus, but several of the free events that still exist are often overlooked and ignored. Laurier offers a plethora of on-campus events that are not currently part of the mainstream student culture, such as Orientation Week and football games may be. These events include free weekly […]

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Week one at Laurier: epic fail

Some of the outrageous spending and protocol decisions made at Laurier lately boggle my mind. Laurier’s quad recently underwent a million dollar “face lift” to receive a tiny amphitheatre-like grass/concrete creation, which appears to go unused and to my best judgment will continue to go unused this year (this may be because snow tends to occur frequently throughout the duration […]

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Periods aren’t going anywhere, so let’s get used to them

At Orientation Week’s “Get Involved Fair” I was pleased that my table was located beside Sustainable Cycles, an LSPIRG working group. Sustainable Cycles is partially a business that sells reusable pads made from sustainable materials, and partially an awareness group, educating men and women about the sacred rights of menstruation. When two first year guys walked up to the display […]

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Ladies like lots of meaningless sex too

Our generation of women have been brought up in the era of Ginger Spice’s “Girl Power,” Samantha Jones’s fabulousness and Angelina Jolie’s Billy-Bob-sex-in-the-limo-leather-pants-snake-tattoo days. These women have become icons in the eyes of the 20-something girl for their ball-busting feminist attitude. Women with strong sexual influence have flooded pop culture and taken the front stage of controversy and success, but […]

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Landlords abuse the city’s student population

Most students, especially Laurier students who predominantly have access to residence in first year, share a common experience when they rent their first apartment. They visit home after home with roommates-to-be until the perfect place is found and then they sign a lease. But are they always getting what they think they’ve found? Student housing has long been known as […]

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GRT requires improvement

The Grand River Transit bus system that serves the Kitchener-Waterloo Region has taken great strides that many cities have yet to address. They offer an express service with satellite updated times and shelters, the iXpress, which stops at significant locations in KW from north Waterloo to Cambridge, the “Bus ‘n’ Bike,” where you can place your bike on the front […]

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Take responsibility for eco-impact

Re: “Individuals green impact insignificant,” Sept. 16, 2009 “Found at the heart of the Laurier’s Mission Statement, “we are citizens of an increasingly complex world”. Therefore, we must seek multi-faceted solutions to our challenges, go beyond depending on corporations and governments to take the lead, and recognize the potential that exists in each and every one of us. Our roles […]

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Polaris must branch out

Re: “Polaris picks,” Sept. 16, 2009 “The Polaris panel in last week’s Cord did an admirable job of embodying the attitudes typically found in the actual Polaris judges. Unfortunately, those attitudes are one of the only flaws in an award that does an otherwise admirable job of promoting Canadian music. For a country that boasts such a wide array of […]

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