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Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

Sports Editor, Pranav Desai, wins national student journalism award

This past weekend, The Cord’s sports editor, Pranav Desai, won the JHM Sports Reporting Award at NASH, an annual student journalism conference. At NASH, student journalists come together to meet professionals in the journalism and media field, learning about trends and tips about various categories in the journalism industry. Desai was shortlisted for the award on Dec. 25, 2019. He […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News, Sports ·
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Laurier cheerleading team wins ninth national championship

On Dec. 5, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks cheerleading team won the ninth national championship in their program’s history. The Hawks’ last title came in 2016 and after a third place finish last year, the purple and gold were looking to stake their claim at the top once again. “We knew that we were gunning for first again and we […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

The 2018 Golden Hawks varsity team standings

It was a fantastic 2018 for the Laurier men’s baseball team, to say the least. The Hawks captured their second OUA championship in team history after defeating the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the gold medal game of the OUA playoffs. The OUA title capped of a phenomenal regular season for the Hawks, in which they finished with a […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Swimming teams impress under new head coach Cathy Pardy

The Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks swimming team were in action this past weekend at the deBray Divisional Championships in Sudbury, Ont. It was a magnificent weekend for the women as they finished in fifth place overall. It was the individual performances of Jasmine Raines and Jocelyn Chassie that propelled the Hawks to finish fifth as a team. Jasmine Raines […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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Golden Hawks earn top 10 U-Sport ranking for first time since 2012

Last week, Laurier’s men’s basketball team was ranked No. 9 in the U SPORTS Top 10, ending a six-year dry streak. The last time the team earned a ranked spot was in February of the 2011-2012 season at No. 10 but were previously ranked No. 5 in the same season. This was Laurier’s highest ranking ever. According to head coach […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Baseball, Sports ·
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How drugs, alcohol and steroids influence the Golden Hawks

The choices you make are everything, especially at the stage of life when people are in university. A lot is on the line and everything has an impact on your future. For student athletes, this also comes in the form of using drugs, alcohol, and especially performance-enhancing drugs. It isn’t always easy to stray clear of these things as a […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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Skye and Hunter Johns proudly represent the Indigenous community at Laurier

There are a large number of Indigenous students here at Laurier and two of those students happen to be sisters on the Golden Hawk women’s basketball team. Skye and Hunter Johns are two forwards on what is a very young and talented women’s basketball roster. Although Skye finished her Master’s degree last year, she decided to come back for one […]

by Pranav Desai· · Basketball, Sports ·
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The Unified Partner Program unifies special Olympics athletes

Wilfrid Laurier University student Lauren MacBean is responsible for creating the Special Olympics Unified Partner Program here at Laurier.This program is a partnership between the university and Special Olympics Ontario. It brings Special Olympics athletes together and it gives them an opportunity to play basketball every week.The inception of the program happened during this past summer when Lauren MacBean reached […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·