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Knowing your worth as a black women in today’s society

When I was 14, I used to pack my flat iron in my school bag. Wedged between my lunch box and pencil case, this seemingly crucial feat of proactivity occurred every Sunday like clockwork; as though I had thought to offer God the words of a church sermon in exchange for biblically flat hair. Between classes, I’d take my chance […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Arts, Arts and Life ·
The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often associated with organization and cleanliness. We often see fictional characters with cutesy, obsessive habits and their OCD can be magically cured when they fall in love. The idealized version of the mental illness is far from the reality. “When you hear that someone has OCD, it’s like, “oh they clean all the time!” Well, no, […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Features ·
Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

Beating the odds conference inspires resilience in K-W students

On Friday Feb. 10, the Beating The Odds conference was held in the Turret on the Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo campus. This event is dedicated to inspiring and educating black high school students in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area to pursue post-secondary education. The conference was created 12 years ago by Laurier alumnus David Green, as there were an alarming […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 0 comments · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

Editor’s Note: Elections engagement

This Students’ Union election season has been the mildest and least exciting of all Students’ Union elections that I have observed in the past five years. With only one candidate for president and CEO, and with that candidate running a very thought out and well prepared campaign, the result seems inevitable. This year, there are only 15 students running for […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

Questions and Answers with presidential candidate Kanwar Brar

The thought of running for Students’ Union President came up in first year, actually, when I was a part of a campaign team. In the past four years…

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Features ·
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Brantford’s role during the Students’ Union election

During this election season at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo and Brantford students will be exposed to various events and campaign initiatives in order to become informed about this year’s candidates. Each year, there is evidence of fewer candidates from Laurier’s Brantford campus than from the Waterloo campus. This year, only three out of 15 Board of Director candidates are from […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Surviving the common cold

With cold and flu season among us, there are many things that students at Wilfrid Laurier University can think about and pay attention to in order to prevent themselves from getting sick and dealing with cold and flu symptoms. “I would say one of the most important things that you can do as far as preventing getting infected is hand […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Seminary presents talk on water protection

On Monday, Jan. 16 Waterloo Lutheran Seminary presented a talk called Protecting Water Through Prayer and Resistance: Witness from Standing Rock and Line 9. The featured speakers were Myeengun Henry, Elder and band councillor for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Aboriginal services manager at Conestoga College. As well as Bishop Mark MacDonald, national Indigenous Anglican Bishop with […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Local, News ·