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Forever a legend

When I woke up Sunday morning at 3 p.m. with a raging hangover, I opened my phone to a text from my sister that TMZ had broken the news that Kobe Bryant had died. Refusing to believe the gossip news source, I saw that known NBA analyst Adrian Wojnarowski had confirmed – the basketball legend had died in a helicopter […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Opinion ·
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Why is it such a big deal for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) to essentially move out on their own?

Whether you love the Royal Family, you can’t stand them or you’re somewhere in the middle, it’s been impossible to avoid the constant barrage of recent news surrounding Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. After announcing that they have decided to step away from their duties as official senior members of the Royal Family and split their time between […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Why you should get into watching The Bachelor

If you like meaningless drama, imaginary fairy tales or just the intensity of women fighting for that final rose, then you have already seen The Bachelor. I think we can all admit to watching clips, if not full episodes, of The Bachelor. The show has been going on, somehow, for merely twenty-four seasons. Everyone has those friends that scroll through […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
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WNBA renegotiated contracts

Low salaries and limited maternity benefits have been two contentious subjects surrounding women’s professional sports. But in the upcoming year, this will all be changing. On Jan. 14, a tentative contract was announced for 2020 stating that WNBA players will be earning an average of $130,000 a year, with the top players earning up to $500,000. Players will also be […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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I have a finstagram and you should too

When I was in high school and got my first social media account, I remember my mom telling me to be careful about what I posted since my name would be attached. My Instagram has gone through many changes, from my directioner days to my theatre kid days to who I am now. My actual Instagram account is something that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

Students’ Union elections 2020 – Error 404: endorsement not found

After thorough deliberation and discussion, The Cord has made the conscious decision to refrain from endorsing either of the two candidates running for 2020-2021 Students’ Union president and CEO. While Devyn Kelly and Leah Xuereb both possess qualities that would undoubtedly be beneficial if elected for this role, we believe that it is in the best interest of the Wilfrid […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
Editorial: “You should smile more”

Editorial: “You should smile more”

I was minding my own business as my church’s Christmas Eve service wrapped up when a fellow church member approached me. “Merry Christmas,” he said, giving me a hug. With one final look, he added “and smile more, it looks good on you.” My face immediately dropped, and the small smile I had previously worked up specifically for that encounter […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Trump’s impeachment is only the beginning

January 2020 has probably been one of the most eventful months I can honestly remember, and it is only halfway over. The new decade started off with U.S. President Donald Trump issuing a drone strike against Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corporation. This strike was unprecedented for a lot of Americans, but the Trump […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·