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Fourth year Laurier students working to better the KWC community with help from the CCRLA

Fourth year students in Laurier’s PS 492 class have been making an impact in their community with help from the Centre for Community Research Learning and Action (CCRLA) partnering with community organizations to help not only with students’ research but also furthering the betterment of KW-Cambridge. “11 years ago, this research centre was started by community psychology faculty as an […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
Photo by Jennifer Webb

Sustainable menstruation event educates students about eco-friendly period products

On Mar. 21, the Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and LSPIRG hosted “Bleed Red, Go Green: Exploring Sustainable Menstruation.” This workshop, which was open to all menstruating people regardless of gender, allowed student attendees to learn about menstruation and its relationship to the environment.     The event featured presentations from DivaCup, SHORE Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo and LSPIRG. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Kash Patel

Inclusive DEO event endeavours to be a safe space on campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the Rainbow Centre, the Centre for Women and Trans People and Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted their  “Love Letters to Inclusive Feminism” event at Wilfrid Laurier.  Located within the Macdonald House on the Laurier Waterloo campus, it offered a chance for individuals to come together, write, craft […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Students’ Union Directors explore topics of referendum questions

An emergency Board of Directors meeting called in late December reveals that the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union has faced some difficulty in prepping questions for the upcoming referendum. The Students’ Union elections, which will be held from Jan. 30, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2018, will let Laurier students cast their ballots online to decide on, not just the individuals […]

by Jake Watts· · Elections, News ·
Photo by Emi Zibaei

Tribe Called Red mixes politics and EDM in the Turret

Especially for a free event, A Tribe Called Red was worth my Tuesday night. Going into the concert, I knew nothing about the band. I’d never heard any of their music and I had no expectations, other than knowing that my boss’s sister loves them. Not a lot to go on, but I think that worked really well in that I […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Campus, News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

University to host biopolitics conference

Wilfrid Laurier University is hosting its first annual Biopolitcs Conference. Techne: Wilfrid Laurier University BioPolitical Research Group, in association with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the International Migration Research Centre held the conference. The event will take place at the Balsillie School from March 2-4. The event will be three days long and feature academic workshops focused around […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · News ·
Graphic by Serena Truong

Opting in for the better of the student body

Last week’s edition of The Cord contained an article about student fees that I found concerning. The author argued that students who feel they are not directly benefiting from services funded by their student fees should opt-out. That is a monumentally bad idea, not just for the person opting out, but for all the other students at the school. To […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·
Letter to the Editor: LSPIRG fee

Letter to the Editor: LSPIRG fee

We at Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group want to thank Erik Danudjaja for raising the important issues of student debt, inflated tuition fees and the financial barriers that students across Canada, and specifically at WLU, face in accessing post-secondary education. As university grads (and Laurier alumni!) we understand the pressures students face. It is true that LSPIRG’s fee is […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh


Last Wednesday, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted K-W Launch of BLOC BY BLOC: The Insurrection Game. The game was created by Rocket Lee and Tim Simons as a semi-cooperative strategy board game inspired by twenty-first century urban rebellion, according to the Out of Order Games website. Together, the pair have many years of experience in game design, […]

by Emilia Curcic· · News ·