Opinion

Editorial: How media can make the world look worse

Editorial: How media can make the world look worse

A few weeks ago, one my friends told me that he felt as if the general population of the world is sadder than it has ever been. He gave me some valid reasons for why he felt this way, including things like our addiction to technology, worldwide political disarray, global warming, etc. Although my first instinct was to agree with […]

by Pranav Desai· · Opinion ·
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Will Trudeau’s scandal cost him the election?

  With national elections about seven months away, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party have become involved in a scandal that may threaten his party moving forward. Trudeau and the Liberal Party have been accused of pressuring the now-former minister of justice and attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to drop criminal charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editors Note: Timing isn’t everything

Editors Note: Timing isn’t everything

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to relationships.  Every relationship is different. And different relationships take on different levels of seriousness at different points in time.  For some people, it can take months or years to consider your relationship with someone serious. But for others, sometimes it can take a shorter amount of time for a relationship to feel like it’s right. […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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The harmful effects of silencing male abuse victims

Actor Brendan Fraser recently revealed that he was a victim of sexual assault at the hands of former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, HFPA for short. Fraser, who has been in many notable movies, including The Mummy and George of the Jungle, revealed the details of his assault in an interview with GQ. He said the assault occurred […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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You shouldn’t mourn people while they are still alive

I’ve always had this philosophy that you shouldn’t mourn people while they’re alive.  It seems like a pretty obvious concept, but the amount of times I’ve seen my friends and members of my family severely distraught baffles me.  That’s not to say people can’t have emotions – I lack a majority of the key ones most people have, but every […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Prioritizing due dates

Editor’s note: Prioritizing due dates

Sometimes, taking the two-per cent isn’t that bad. I tend to say these words to myself frequently. When I was in high school, I would say I was a pretty motivated student. I studied hard and got pretty good grades; but I prioritized school over everything — work, extracurriculars and my social life.  When I got to university and realized […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Changing old habits and mastering new skills

Editorial: Changing old habits and mastering new skills

 The differences between high school me and university me are plentiful, but I think the most profound one may be my newfound organizational skills, on more than one level. I used to be a messy person, although I’m sure my roommates might have a hard time believing this.  My bedroom was always in a state of disarray, I had little […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editors note: Value in job searching

Editors note: Value in job searching

With this cold and crappy weather outside, the summer feels far away. However, the end of the term and the summer months are closer than they seem. And with the end of the school term, many of us will be thinking about finding summer jobs. With exams, assignments and midterms the priority, it can be easy to procrastinate looking for […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Being a tourist instead of being a critic

Editorial: Being a tourist instead of being a critic

Working with The Cord has given me the opportunity to travel to many different places for free. Among these, the most notable was our trip to Calgary at the beginning of this year. Thankfully, I had to bear no burden for the expenses of the trip. This allowed my mind the freedom to explore the whole journey in a more […]

by Sadman Sakib Rahman· · Opinion ·