Opinion

Editorial: being an athlete doesn’t have to stop after high school

Editorial: being an athlete doesn’t have to stop after high school

Being an athlete was always my identifier for the majority of my life. Playing soccer since the ripe age of two turning three, playing basketball since the fourth grade and dabbling in other sports along the way, sports were pretty much all I ever knew. From age eight I started playing competitive soccer, and at age 10 I started playing […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
President’s note: Students’ Union open forum: no longer open debate

President’s note: Students’ Union open forum: no longer open debate

For more than a decade, Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications (WLUSP), the parent organization that houses The Cord and The Sputnik among many other publications, has overseen the moderation of the Open Forums and Presidential debates for all incoming Students’ Union election candidates. WLUSP provides this service in collaboration with the Students’ Union in an effort to keep the overall […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
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Cyntoia Brown’s case shows how internet activism can pay off

Last week, Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency from her 51 year prison sentence, and is set to be released on parole in August 2019. Cyntoia Brown has served 15 out of 51 years for murdering the man who solicited her for sex at the age of 16. It was in 2004 that she was tried as an adult for killing […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Kanye West should be held accountable for his actions despite his mental illness

Over the break, Kanye West went on another Twitter rampage against Drake. (What else is new?) Amidst the chaos, Ariana Grande tweeted the following: “Guys, I know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and I dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls […]

by Brielle Huang· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Taking the phrase ‘new year, new me’ literally

Editorial: Taking the phrase ‘new year, new me’ literally

For many of us, the phrase “new year, new me” offers a chance to shed ourselves of the failures and missed opportunities of the year before, giving way to a fresh start — and with it, the possibility to begin again. This year, after legally changing my last name, I will have the chance to take that phrase more literally […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

Editor’s note: Making challenging decisions

With the start of every new year, everyone is focused on their new goals and resolutions, thinking about all the things they want to accomplish and get done in 2019. For me, I was excited to start 2019 after a break with a trip to Calgary with my staff NASH — an annual student journalism conference. Before the conference, my […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ sparks Twitter debate about separating artists from their art

Rumours of R&B singer R. Kelly’s sexual abuse, predatory behaviour and pedophilia scandals have accompanied him for most of his career, but on Jan. 3, 2019, the first episode of Surviving R. Kelly aired on LifeTime TV. A total of six episodes have been released, which include testimonies by his past victims and survivors, former members of his inner circle […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·