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Cord International: Syria still on International Radar

Cord International: Syria still on International Radar

Clashes between the Syrian government and the opposition groups almost hit a breaking point on Wednesday as four of Syria’s top officials were killed in an attack at a top-level meeting in Damascus. Among those killed were the defence minister, interior minister and the defence minister’s deputy, Assef Shawkat, who is President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law. An Islamist Syrian rebel group […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Cord International ·
Catherine Fife announces here candidacy for the NDP nomination in the upcoming K-W byelection. 
(Photo by Justin Smirlies)

Fife first to declare in NDP nomination race

Current chairperson and trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), Catherine Fife, announced Tuesday morning her desire to seek the New Democratic Party candidate nomination for the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection. Fife is the first to announce her decision to run for the NDP nomination. “This is really exciting for me, there’s so much energy around the decision that I’ve […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Local ·
Terrace roof to undergo $155,000 repairs

Terrace roof to undergo $155,000 repairs

The Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union will be spending $155,000 to repair the roof of the Terrace Food Court. The decision was approved unanimously at an emergency board meeting Tuesday night. WLUSU was already in the process of repairs to the grill hood at the Harvey’s outlet in the food court, and decided to move forward with the additional roof […]

by Justin Fauteux· · Campus ·
RIM shareholder Vic Alboini speaks with reporters after the company's AGM Tuesday morning at Wilfrid Laurier University. (Photo by Justin Smirlies)

RIM board faces tough audience

Struggling Waterloo-based company, Research in Motion (RIM), is not hearing the message it wants to hear from its shareholders. At their annual general meeting (AGM) for their shareholders on Tuesday at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University, RIM addressed its shareholders about the concerns and challenges facing the smartphone operator in the coming months. The meeting also […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Campus, Local ·
(Graphic by Wade Thompson).

Open Cord (July 8): Which celebrity would you punch?

Question: You have one, single punch to deliver to any celebrity. There will be no consequences for you, and they can’t do a single thing about it. This is your, for all intents and purposes, magic punch. Who you gonna use it on?? And yes, they have to be “famous”. Nick Lachance, Photography Manager GEORGE FUCKING LUCAS!!! THERE YOU GO […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Open Cord ·
Pension difficulties linger for WLU

Pension difficulties linger for WLU

Pensions have been becoming an increasingly common theme among Wilfrid Laurier University’s budget these past few years – and the issue is just going to get worse. According to Jim Butler, the vice-president: finance at Laurier, the university’s pension deficit is going to have a huge impact on its budget in the coming years. “The major difference would be, if […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Campus ·

Paying up front

For some students in Ontario, it looks like they’re going to be paying more for copyright fees this upcoming academic year. At the Wilfrid Laurier University board of governors meeting on June 21, the university approved a motion to move forward in signing onto the new licensing agreement that the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) made with […]

by Justin Smirlies· · Campus ·
Decision made on Northdale

Decision made on Northdale

With a unanimous vote, the Waterloo city council approved on Monday the final report for the Northdale Land Use and Community Improvement Plan Study, a monumental decision that should enable more directed action to begin to take place in developing the area. “This has been quite a journey, I think, for all of us. We set out, as a council, […]

by Lindsay Purchase· · Local ·
File photo by Kate Turner

The good, the bad and the ugly of NXNE

Their looks had it all, but the delivery unfortunately fell short for The Black Belles. Clad in black dresses, sunhats and black lipstick, the ladies of the band took the stage and filled the room with anticipation. You would think that after signing a deal with Jack White’s label, The Black Belles would be one of the best performers of […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·