Editors note: On choosing sides

Editors note: On choosing sides

One of the first editorials I ever wrote for The Cord was titled “Having an opinion as a friend and a journalist.” This article featured the typical fare of run-of-the-mill journalist jargon, where one projects accountability onto all other parties but themselves. From the standpoint of a journalist, I don’t think there is anything wrong with this. I think being […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Opinion ·
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Editorial: Straight out of the closet

My boyfriend and I like to joke that he assumes everyone is straight and I assume everyone is gay. It’s a joke, of course, but it also shows a lot about our respective cultures and spheres related to our sexual orientations because there is some truth in it. It’s undeniable that we live in a hetero-centric culture. Typically, we assume […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Beauty shouldn’t be defined by the length or colour of your hair

  Ever since I was very young, people have always commented on my hair. I sported a mop of ginger curls that eventually grew down the length of my back and became my signature physical focal point for most of my life. As odd as it may seem, I connected a large amount of my overall self-worth to my hair. As […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Women should pursue the jobs they’re truly passionate about

When I was in grade 11, I changed my mind about what I wanted to do in my academics. In grade 10, I had taken grade 11 functions and physics in the same semester. I was good at math, and physics came naturally to me. But after this escapade into grade levels beyond my own, I traded my calculator for […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Allegations against Kevin Spacey push actor out of House of Cards

On Oct. 29, Anthony Rapp flooded Twitter with accusations of assault directed toward actor Kevin Spacey. Later the same day, Spacey released a statement neither confirming nor denying the accusation, but instead revealing to the world that he was a gay man. The timing, which reads as “now’s a good as time as any,” leaves something to be desired. By […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·