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Katelyn Cullum

About Katelyn Cullum

4th year, History with English minor, 2nd year with The Cord. After realizing her love for writing, Katelyn joined The Cord last January as a volunteer. In her application, Katelyn checked almost every section write in (unfortunately sports didn’t make the checklist, sorry Shelby) and was put in News. A blessing in disguise one might say, as Katelyn quickly fell into the reporter role and has enjoyed every minute of it.
The Firehall is located at a plaza near the University of Waterloo. (Photo by Dana Silvestri)

Firehall to re-open

The Firehall, a local club in Waterloo, will be reopening its doors on April 25. Firehall was closed for 40 days after violating a report issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). AGCO found that the club…


Canada in brief

Cancer patients receive diluted drugs Patients at hospitals in Oshawa, Windsor, Peterborough and London have received a series of chemotherapy cocktails that were found to be water downed. 1,776 patients were given cyclophosphamide, a drug that is administered to cancer…


Brantford profs voice concerns

“Sometimes Brantford is out of sight, out of mind,” said Gary Warrick, brantford liaison officer for the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA). Warrick has recently expressed his discontent with the pressing and reoccurring issues with Laurier’s Brantford campus in…

(Photo by Kostadin Kolev).

Thomas King visits WLU

Over 200 students, recreational book club members and community members from local reserves gathered in the Senate and Board of Chambers room at Wilfrid Laurier University last Thursday evening to listen to Thomas King discuss his most recent book, The…

Celeste Anderson grew up playing video games with her cousins. (Photo by Nick Lachance)

Local ‘nerd girl’ takes reality show title

“To me, a nerd is someone who is extremely passionate about a specific thing, or has many interests and tries to obtain knowledge about it and develops an extreme passion for it.” Celeste Anderson, a first-year computer science student at…


WLUSU, UW Feds head to Queen’s Park

Student representatives from Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union and the University of Waterloo (UW) Federation of Students met with provincial parliament members in Queen’s Park last week to discuss issues in education.


Exposing the atrocities

“I was nervous to come here and speak today.” Jake, whose last name was withheld for safety reasons, visited Wilfrid Laurier University this past weekend to discuss his experience as a North Korean refugee at the North Korean Human Rights…

Olivia Chow tours THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. (Photo by Nick Lachance).

Chow explores vibrancy in arts

New Democrat MP Olivia Chow was in downtown Kitchener last weekend to explore exhibits currently showcased at THEMUSEUM and to discuss the importance of culture and arts in a budding city. Chow’s main goal with her visit to THEMUSEUM was…


Local and campus break-ins investigated

In the past few weeks, students at Wilfrid Laurier University have been experiencing a seemingly increased amount of break-ins, both on and off campus. While both Special Constables and the Waterloo Regional Police have been constantly reminding students in all…


Record identifies outstanding locals

Forty of Waterloo Region’s brightest have been acknowledged and celebrated for their contributions to the community and inspiration towards the next generation of leaders. Waterloo Region’s community newspaper, The Record, published their pick for the Top 40 Under 40, with…