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Laurier welcomes 4,000 new students

Laurier welcomes 4,000 new students

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus is set to welcome a new cohort of first-year students, come September.Opening ceremonies for Orientation Week will be held on September 5, in the evening, allowing time for students moving-in that day to unpack and familiarise themselves with their floors, before launching into O-Week activities.First-years will begin the following Tuesday with student success sessions, aimed […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News, Uncategorized ·
Graphic by Lena Yang.

Update on LRT construction

Throughout the past year, the LRT construction has progressed steadily in Waterloo. The overall Ion Construction in Ontario includes installing 45 kilometres of new underground pipe, followed by the installation of approximately 36,000 metres of LRT track and 56,000 square metres of new sidewalk. Specifically, in uptown Waterloo, there is work being done in four key areas, as explained Melissa […]

by Safina Husein· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Joshua Awolade

K-W’s newest Sushi restaurant a promising option for students

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably wandered deep outside the limits of the Waterloo bubble and into Cambridge for this hot bite: sushi burritos and bowls. You heard that right and they are coming full force with two new locations. Owner and operator Aaron Moir, along with his wife, are bringing Hungry Ninja out to both Waterloo and Guelph this […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Regional police and Special Constables have increased their surveillance in the university area after three assaults on females took place over the past six weeks. (Photo by Heather Davidson)

Knife-point robbery in Laurier area

Early this morning, four people who were walking home from Phil’s nightclub in Waterloo were robbed by a group of people armed with a rock and a knife. “At around 1:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Regina Street and Lodge Street in Waterloo, where three men and a woman were walking from a bar when they they were approached […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo courtesy of  Ama Sechere, Bell Media

Laurier alumna wins Masterchef Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, Mary Berg, was recently crowned the winner of the third season of CTV’s Masterchef Canada. Berg was one of 14 hopefuls chosen to compete on this past season of Masterchef Canada, where they were pitted against each other in weekly cooking competitions, with contestants systematically eliminated leading up to the finale on June 19. “It is […]

by Maddy Cutts· · Campus, Local, News ·
K-W’s food truck scene under evaluation

K-W’s food truck scene under evaluation

Last Saturday, members of The Cord staff took to the streets of downtown Kitchener for the King StrEATery Food Truck Rally. Contrast to the mass amounts of construction downtown, there were a considerable amount of people and food trucks outside of City Hall. The sun was scorching, the live music was blasting and the smell of deep fryers, sugar and […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Arts and Life ·
New mid-week market comes to Kitchener

New mid-week market comes to Kitchener

Downtown Kitchener is piloting a mid-week farmers’ market throughout the month of June. The pop-up market is running for five Wednesdays, until the end of June, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The market will feature a variety of vendors, activities and entertainment each week. “Back in 2012, we were doing some public consultation around Downtown Kitchener and overwhelmingly heard […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Fire causes building evacuation at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Fire causes building evacuation at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

This afternoon, a fire caused a secondary building at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market to be evacuated. Dale Martin, deputy fire chief of Woolwich Fire explained what happened when the fire department arrived on scene. “We got a call around 1:35 [p.m.], alarm ringing, possible fire on the roof,” he said. “As we were getting near, there was a lot of […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Local, News ·
Breaking the Silence aim for safe spaces for LGBTQ

Breaking the Silence aim for safe spaces for LGBTQ

Graphic by Fani Hsieh While the number of hate crimes has dropped in the past five to six years, Waterloo Region is still working to educate and lessen unreported crimes. The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council believes that violence is the result of an “out of balance” society. The council aims to restore that balance by working at ensuring that […]

by Erika Ymana· · Local, News ·