Opinion

Progressive parties not solution

Re: “Please, Ignatieff” Oct. 15, 2009 In regards to Iain McCauley’s piece “Please, Ignatieff” I wish to address some of the fallacies which have cropped into his positive assessment of ‘progressive’ policies. He decries the current situation of unemployment among students, yet that unemployment is a direct result of “progressive” policies of continually increasing minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Where is all the food on campus?

As the time for essays and final exams draws closer, the amount of students on campus at all hours is going to rapidly increase. At the moment, students are suffering from lack of food services to accommodate late night studying – a common component of the student lifestyle. Interestingly, there is no food on campus open for 24 hours or […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Oktoberfest mandatory

Waterloo has hosted Oktoberfest for over 40 years and it has become the largest Bavarian festival in North America. With so much enthusiasm focused on drinking and dancing for an entire 10 days between Oct. 9 and 18, it only makes sense that, as a student, it is a must-do event before one’s university degree is over. It is an […]

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Professors and technology: a lethal combination

I am part-way through my fourth year at Laurier and I’ve had it with technology in the classroom. And I don’t mean malfunctioning technology; I mean working, up-to-date technology. Rather than complementing a lecture in an educational way, I can comfortably say that 90 per cent of the technologies used in the classes I have been witness to are not […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Investigation of Charity Ball Stirs Mixed Emotions

As a previous Coordinator for Charity Ball 2006-2007, I rightfully demand an apology for the Cord’s attack on the integrity of Charity Ball. It’s unsettling to see such negativity for a wonderful organization that helps the community. You stated that $2000 was the approximate charitable donation historically made by CB, but I’ll have you know that my wonderful execs (Caroline, […]

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Women’s work continues to be unacknowledged

When a couple’s marriage has reached the point where they visit a lawyer’s office to put the final touches on the settlement, inevitably questions must be asked: What are the reasons for the dissolution of such a significant relationship? The answers, most often, are found in domestic abuse, which ranks as the number one reason for divorce. The second ranked […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Please, Ignatieff

Like many of my fellow students, who consider themselves progressive people, I feel the Canadian parties have been unrepresentative. Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal Party leader, has yet to give us a reason to rally behind him. Our position is clear: we want Prime Minister Harper out, but we do not know why we want Ignatieff. Traditionally, the Left vote has […]

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It’s my wedding and I’ll cry if I want to

I’ll be the first to admit that I partake in tossing my left hand in the air and fiercely dancing whenever I hear Beyonces’ “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it).” After enjoying the catchy tune and legendary video, I stopped to examine the actual lyrics of the song and the message it sends to women everywhere. It seems that […]

by Cord Import· · Opinion ·

Google Street View creepy

Last Wednesday, Google Street View became available in Canada, but only a select 11 cities have been uploaded. The concept of Street View is to be able to see a pictorial representation of buildings, houses, parks and other public spaces on the Google Map application by dragging the small yellow man in the left hand corner onto the area you […]

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Step one: Get elected. Step two: ??? Step three: Win Nobel Prize.

The world was a little miffed when it was announced last week that President Barack Obama was going to be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. There was a global awkward silence: “Obama? Really? What for?” And that’s the thing. What did Obama actually do to earn such a prestigious award? He has been in office for a mere […]

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