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Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Derogatory note brings university community together

On Oct. 10, 2019, a note was found taped to the wall of a fourth-floor residence common room at Queen’s University. This floor is a floor designated to Indigenous students and allies of the community. The floor houses roughly 50 students. This note used extremely derogatory and violent language directly targeted towards Indigenous students and the LGBTQ+ community. This comes […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·

Editorial: Decisions, decisions

In a world full of contradicting ideas, it is hard to clearly identify what you believe in and what is best for yourself. Whether it be personal ideas or the style to try and keep up with, as it is difficult to always differ if you’re aiming to please yourself or others. I find I’m constantly going through my own […]

by Kathleen McCullough· · Opinion ·
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Waterloo author to receive TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

Local author Heather Smith has been nominated for the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, one of the nation’s top literary prizes, for her most recent verse novel Ebb & Flow. Smith, originally from Newfoundland, is a Waterloo-based author who writes children’s picture books and young adult literature. “I had always been a fan of picture books, I have my […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·

We shouldn’t hide behind our screens

I love technology and I am going to admit that I might let it rule my life more than I should — the other day I literally texted my roommate even though we were sitting in the same room. Of course, technology definitely makes our lives easier, but as a society I think we have gotten to the point where […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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What in collaboration? How to maneuver the dreaded task

By far, the two scariest words in the English language are “group project.” The excuse I was always given in high school for making these collaborative nightmares mandatory was that it would give us preparation for the “real world” of employment, where we’d have to work with other people to reach a collective goal. That’s pretty difficult to see when […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Facing life after university

Facing life after university

Reading Week was implemented at Wilfrid Laurier University for students to catch up on their course material mid-way through the semester. While some students may actually study or work on assignments, many come back to their old homes to relive their old style of living. You hang out with family and childhood friends and you become reminded of all of […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Sex education should continue past high school

When’s the last time you had proper sex education? For most of us, it came in grade nine gym class. That was a long time ago for university students. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that sex isn’t static. Why should our sex education stop at the beginning of high school? There’s an assumption that grade nine is when people […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·