Opinion

Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Today is #BellLetsTalk day, meaning your social media feeds will most likely be full of people sharing stories about their mental health struggles or simply posting the hashtag. Every year for the past nine years on Jan. 29, Bell has donated five cents to mental health initiatives in Canada for every use of the hashtag #BellLetsTalk in tweets, snapchat filters […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Why you need to vote in student elections

When voting federally, provincially and municipally us, as young people, hear the same thing repeatedly: make an informed vote, or that our vote matters. This logic does not just apply to voting for our governments every four years but also voting for student leaders every school year. With the Laurier Students’ Union (WLUSU) elections currently happening, I think it is […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Respecting people’s choices

Editorial: Respecting people’s choices

If you know me, you know one of the things I say almost everyday is simply “let people live their lives.” I am big on letting people do the things that make them happy as long as it is not hurting anyone else, and that is something I really want to get across in my writing. If people want to […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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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 ·