From the Editor


I believe the media should be an outlet
where people can interact, express
themselves and learn from each other.
I hope to foster this sense of campus
discourse within the new feature of
the opinion section, The Forum.

I truly believe in the value of the
Letters to the Editor section. Newspapers
are by no means perfect at reporting
the truth or expressing the
thoughts of the people; however, they
are excellent sources that begin a dialogue
within the public sphere so that
ideas can be exchanged within the

I encourage students, staff, alumni
and community members to contribute
their thoughts on anything they
read in The Cord, I aim to publish all
the letters I receive in my mailbox, as
long as they adhere to the guidelines
described below.

Furthermore, I feel that the knowledge
from experienced members of
the Laurier community, along with articles
published in the past offer substantial
insight that should not be left

And so it follows that The Forum
will have an area dedicated to “From
the Archives” and “Words of Wisdom.”

This is a page dedicated to the voice
of the people and I invite everyone to
take advantage of it.

Serving the Waterloo campus, The Cord seeks to provide students with relevant, up to date stories. We’re always interested in having more volunteer writers, photographers and graphic designers.