Opinion

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Looking at the local tradition of Miss Oktoberfest

Miss Oktoberfest is a title that dates back to 1969, when the first young woman — Christine Orendi — was crowned and graced with the responsibility of representing the beloved Kitchener-Waterloo festival.  Since then, the role has served as a cultural point of significance to Oktoberfest.  Each woman to assume the position has served as a sweetly smiling figurehead, known […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Remaining responsible while showing school spirit

The infamous, day-long drinking and partying spree that takes place on Ezra Avenue twice a year was no different for Laurier’s annual 2018 Homecoming.  A day that should primarily be about school spirit, football and returning alumni, has become synonymous with alcohol consumption.  A sea of purple and gold bodies took up space on the well-known street this year, resulting […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Hardships and personal struggles shouldn’t be a competition

A trend I’ve been annoyed with recently is the tendency some people have to compare their suffering to others. I think it’s always important to acknowledge the validity and the severity of other people’s struggles — especially if your own are particularly difficult to deal with — and I’ve never understood the need some people have to rise above everyone […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Exposing sexism in the workplace

Editor’s Note: Exposing sexism in the workplace

With this issue comes the release of parts two and three of a four-part series I’ve been working on since last April. The investigative series surrounds the 2017-18 Laurier Students’ Union board of directors.  In sum, part one explores allegations of sexism and gender inequity that was present amongst the board and, specifically, during board meetings throughout the year. In […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Experiential learning in the world of dating

Editorial: Experiential learning in the world of dating

For the first time in a long time, I’m seeking casual experiences with new people instead of a serious long term relationship.  In the process of doing so, I started reading articles about dating and meeting new people. Out of all the articles I’ve read from magazines targeted at men and women, I’ve come to the conclusion that people are […]

by Garrison Oosterhof· · Opinion ·
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The Emmys are losing their appeal with television audiences

Last week, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards aired, paying tribute to some of the most influential and talented creative endeavours in prime-time television from June 2017 to Sept. 2018. If you are, like myself, wondering how you missed it, then you’d be in the same boat as a number of people. This year’s Emmys were the least-watched in its history, […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Opinion ·
Editors Note: Is a photo worth it?

Editors Note: Is a photo worth it?

This past summer, my friends and I went to a sunflower farm called Boggle Seeds located approximately 40 minutes away from Waterloo. The farm had 74 acres of sunflowers the farm’s website iterated to interested visitors that the crop only blooms for approximately two weeks, making the farm a pretty cool summer day trip for those within its proximity. Upon […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·