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Unsigned: Destroying our paper does nothing to silence our voices

  On Nov. 22, hundreds of copies of The Cord were destroyed at several of our distribution spots. Shortly afterwards, a pile of ripped up newspapers were left on our office doorstep. The response to these actions has been primarily beneficial, but it’s also provided others with a means to pick sides with their own politically fuelled debates. It is […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Do the St. Patrick’s day excitements outweigh the costs?

Needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t like all of the other holidays throughout the year for Laurier students. It’s not like any other party day, either. St. Patrick’s Day is unique in its ability to cause mayhem and push boundaries of good decisions — but why? A lot of it comes down to social psychology; it’s a crowd mentality […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Standing up for your beliefs can make a big difference

For the first time since the protests began, it appears that the Dakota Access Pipeline may be diverted around Standing Rock. In this case, the relentless protests of the Indigenous people and their allies made a difference to their future. The protests against the pipeline were organized and direct. It attracted the attention of countless people over social media, demanding […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: “Study drugs” are a bad habit that should be avoided

University is a competitive place to be. Everyone is balancing so many things at once — that’s not new information. In a sphere that directly compares us to one another, students seem to be willing to go to any means to get a competitive edge. In the same way that some students pull all-nighters and only eat pizza for weeks […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Unsigned: Stealing from work is sometimes accepted in our culture

A former bookstore employee is being charged with theft over $5,000 after $31,000 went missing from the bookstore safe in September 2014. Though the alleged act is obviously wrong, this led us to put theft on a spectrum. Do we see some kinds of theft as lesser than others? It seems to be a consensus that taking food, even when […]

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 ·