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Editorial: Voting informed as a post secondary student

Although the date of the upcoming federal election has been looming for some time, the dissolving of Parliament on Sept. 11 served as a reminder to Canadians that Oct. 21 is approaching very quickly. For most of us currently enrolled in university, this federal election will be the first in which we get to cast a vote. Voting at any […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Uncategorized ·
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Laurier Brantford’s One Market space now open for classroom use

Laurier’s Brantford campus opened their One Market space for classroom use this fall after renovating the space to use for students as well as centralized services for the integrated campus. “In September of 2014 the City of Brantford approved the sale of the former Market Square Mall property to Wilfrid Laurier University for $5.8 million. In lieu of a lump […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Uncategorized ·
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Golden Hawks men’s football team suffer second loss of the season to UofT

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team fell to 1-2 on the season after a tough loss to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday, Sept. 7 at University Stadium, the game attended by first years participating in Orientation Week for their closing ceremonies. The game started off with a dominant first quarter by Laurier, with Nathan Mesher […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Uncategorized ·

Editorial: Learning from living with roommates

Going home over the summer can be an easy thing to get comfortable with. What can I say — clean laundry, free food and access to a car! However, with this luxury lifestyle there always comes a time when you get to switch your parents as roommates for friends. As a first-time apartment or house renter knowing who you can […]

by Katherine Weber· · Uncategorized ·

Unsigned: Street parties are out of hand

On September 2, a street party on Ezra Avenue caused a huge disturbance to the Laurier community and the surrounding area as 1,000 participants gathered together. Ezra Avenue has become very notorious as the “street party capital” of Waterloo as the St. Paddys and Homecoming festivities occur there. A couch and a mattress were burned on the street, which is […]

by Cord Staff· · Uncategorized ·
Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Although Pride Month may be wrapping up, there is no reason not to celebrate and be prideful all year long. By no means is this meant to be extensive, but here is a list of four celebrities who are making a difference within the LGBTQ+ community in 2019. Laverne Cox Laverne Cox is an American actress and activist within the transgender […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life, Uncategorized ·
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Laurier student Jenna Lorente passes away

Earlier today, Wilfrid Laurier confirmed the passing of second-year student Jenna Lorente. Lorente passed away suddenly earlier this week while she was at home studying for exams. Lorente, 19-years-old, was a kinesiology student at Laurier. In honour of the loss to the campus and community, Laurier has lowered their flags to half-mast across the university. “A celebration of life will […]

by Cord Staff· · Uncategorized ·
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Zemar Hakim elected as 2019-20 Students’ Union president and CEO

Zemar Hakim has been elected as Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2019-2020 Students’ Union president and CEO.  Hakim was officially elected into the position on the evening of Jan. 24, at the #LaurierVotes Results Night hosted at Wilf’s, with over 50 per cent of the vote. Voter turnout this year raised to 23 per cent, in comparison to last year’s 22 per […]

by Cord Staff· · Uncategorized ·
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Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario. The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats. Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, […]

by Safina Husein· · News, Uncategorized ·