Opinion

Money is not everything

Last week was Waterloo’s annual career fair at RIM Park – a rather daunting production of a fourth-year’s worst nightmare, the real world. After a lifetime of preparation and figuring out “what I want to be when I grow up,” I feel as though I have let my childhood ambitions of wealth and fame fall to the wayside. As a […]

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Red Menace at Laurier

It is with utmost concern that I pen this memorandum. It has recently come to my attention that the WLUSU Board of Directors has been infected by the ever present Red Spectre. I have compiled a secret list detailing the names of a number of Directors and I fear that as time progresses this list will only expand. For now, […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Punctuation and grammar lost today

Re: “R.I.P. English,” Sept. 30, 2009 I sat down and picked up a discarded copy of The Cord. That’s when I found it: “R.I.P. English.” Reading it, I almost instantly found myself silently agreeing to everything in the article. I will admit to having, on occasion, used “words” such as btw in regular speech, but usually just to annoy my […]

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The declining value of liberal learning

In 1784, Benjamin Franklin quoted the chief of the Six Nations who apparently had much to say about the value of education. The chief wrote, “You who are wise must know that different nations have different conceptions of things and you will not therefore take it amiss if our ideas of this kind of education happen not to be the […]

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Torch resisted

Torch resisted The symbolism of the Olympic torch has come under scrutiny as Anti-War at Laurier (AW@L) is resisting the torch’s celebration ceremony in Kitchener. Undoubtedly, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have participated in oppressing the Aboriginals of the West Coast and had negative environmental impacts on the Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler areas. The native people of Canada are one of […]

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Student input needed

Today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the lower concourse, students will be able to voice their input on the 25-year master plan for Laurier’s infrastructure growth. Even though we may not be here in 25 years to experience additions to the Laurier campus, the reputation of the school stays with […]

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The life of a mature student ain’t so bad

When I graduated high school in April of 2000, I can clearly remember saying aloud, “I will never go back to school,” and at the time I meant it. Now, 10 years later, I am half-way across the country, going into my second year of university and totally in love with the experience. But it wasn’t always that way. For […]

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Obama no saviour

In America, choosing between Republicans and Democrats is – what I like to term – a choice between hell and purgatory. On one hand you have a party whose insanity and heinousness knows no bounds and lacks basic human decency, and on the other you have a party so weak it caves to the opposition even with huge majorities in […]

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R.I.P. English

FML, OMG, LOL. We are all well-versed in these text messaging short forms and, most likely, we are guilty of using them in our daily instant messaging conversations. Though I need to come to terms with the fact that nobody will say things like, “I love you most ardently,” anymore; I can’t wrap my head around the rash increase of […]

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Laurier is becoming a diploma factory

Re: “Larger classes take hold at Laurier,” Sept. 23, 2009 With the recent Cord article about Laurier’s larger and larger classes, I think it is high time to ask one very basic and fundamental question concerning us as students: What are we paying for? The administration would have us believe that we are paying for future lives of “leadership and […]

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