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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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…

Pet store (Heather Davidson)

‘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…

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Milton campus could create ‘economic shift’

  “There’s a lot of energy and excitement around universities and having young people in that environment. There’s always something happening,” said Brantford mayor Chris Friel. Friel’s description encapsulates the reason why a handful of communities in Ontario are looking…

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Rad Week ‘filling gaps’

For the fourth year in a row, Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group is putting on Rad Week, which offers alternative orientation programming to first-year students. LSPIRG’s programming runs in tandem with the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union Orientation Week,…

Construction - Lena Yang

Region’s traffic a growing concern

Construction is rampant in Waterloo during the summer. Roadwork is being done on University Avenue, several new apartment buildings are shooting up near the universities and uptown Waterloo is also seeing the development of condominiums. Alongside this has been population…

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Full-time faculty, university begin contract negotiations

The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association and the university have begun contract negotiations for their full-time faculty. The two groups met in late June to discuss protocol for the bargaining process, with the intent to exchange proposals in September. “In…

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Changes made to university staff contracts

Bargaining for the new contract for staff members at Wilfrid Laurier University has ended. Negotiations ended on June 20 and the collective agreement, which will extend over the next three years, has been ratified. Allison Roberts, chief negotiator for the…

IPRM - Lena Yang

IPRM nearly finished

The Integrated Planning and Resource Management initiative is nearing the end of the prioritization section of its process. With this progress, the last steps of the process are in sight, and the possibility of the changes influenced by IPRM’s recommendations…