Author Archives: Marissa Evans

Marissa Evans

About Marissa Evans

I'm a fourth-year English major, minoring in film studies. I've been writing for The Cord since my first-year and have loved it. Although I don't aspire to be a journalist, the people I've met through The Cord and skills I've picked up here have definitely influenced what I'm going to be doing in the future. Besides the time I spend working on the paper, I write, read, talk about Harry Potter, work out, play soccer, and horseback ride.
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LEAF program a gateway for students

International students have the opportunity to go through the LEAF program, which helps them gain proficiency in English before starting their undergraduate degree at Laurier’s campuses.

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Laurier classes highlighted as ‘cool’

Two courses at Wilfrid Laurier University have been dubbed some of the coolest classes in Canada. An article published in the Huffington Post compiled by Rebecca Zamon called “Coolest Classes In Canada Will Make You Wish You Were Still a…

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Mental health service launches

Here 24/7 is now the central service residents of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County can access in order to connect with services in the area.

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Faculty and staff express concern over Milton

The likelihood of Wilfrid Laurier University building a satellite campus in Milton has seemed greater as of late with the commitment Milton made to provide 150 acres for a campus to be built on. Despite developments that seem in favour…

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K-W a ‘vibrant transportation space’

In 2011, 5.4 per cent of the employed labour force regularly commuted by transit in the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo area, according to the National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The Region of Waterloo has plans to open a new transit hub…

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‘Surrounded by puppy mills’

Two years ago, Angela Cowan began fostering dogs for Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue in Cambridge. She was astounded at the number of emails she was getting for dogs available to be fostered. This was the first signal to…