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When common figures of speech become inappropriate

When common figures of speech become inappropriate

Looking for the right words to express your frustration at your third midterm this week? Stressed about the latest essay proposal and don’t know how to properly complain? We all do it, after all! Remember not to use mental illnesses you don’t have in efforts to explain how you’re feeling. This midterm season, be mindful of your word choices. You […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Unsigned: supporting free transit for lower incomes

The Alliance Against Poverty is attempting to get the Grand River Transit Commission to allow low-income people to ride the bus free of charge. Obviously, this is a good idea. However, the logistics of such a program are harder to understand, especially from our standpoint as university students. Each semester, we pay a greatly reduced rate for our bus passes. […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: evaluating the role of the chancellor

Laurier recently elected a new chancellor, which seems to be a figurehead role in our university, though the average student doesn’t know what this job entails. Canada does seem to still take a lot of those symbolic roles from Great Britain. This week, Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children landed on the west coast for their visit of Canada […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Laurier’s DEO offers safe space

As a response to the police brutality against black people in the United States, as well as the increased presence of racialized violence in the media, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office, along with other campus partners, created a safe space for students this past Monday. Laura Mae Lindo, executive director of the Diversity and Equity Office, explained why […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Campus, News ·