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Front man of Gold Finch, Omar Elkhatib, performing at Maxwell's Concerts and Events. 
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Laurier student starts petition to axe P2 visa

Canadian artists that have hit the pinnacle of success have made it apparent that you do not have to be an American artist to become well known. It is however incessant that you tour the United States, based on market size and accessibility reasons. Second-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University and member of his own band, Omar Elkhatib, put the […]

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Three cheers for Pokémon Go

By now you have probably seen people walking around Waterloo in groups, randomly stopping at intersections and landmarks, with their eyes glued to their phones. Although not an uncommon sight, its what’s on those phones that’s making waves. By releasing this augmented reality game, Nintendo has seemingly solved a video game’s biggest downfall: lack of physical activity. I think there […]

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Waterloo welcomes CTRL V, the first virtual reality arcade

Minutes away from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, is CTRL V, a not-so-typical, recently opened, arcade. Step aside, Dance Dance Revolution and classic pinball; it’s time to make room for headgear, futuristic black lights and simulations that place you as the main character of a game. Headlining this new venture is Robert Bruski and his partners, Ryan Brooks […]

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Summer music festival survival guide

Summer music festival survival guide

Summer festival season has kicked off strongly with Ever After 2016 having just concluded at Bingemans. July and August, as usual, are the months of festivals, with WayHome and Boots and Hearts quickly approaching. Whether or not you are a festival novice, here is a festival checklist to live by: MAKE UP Everyone, listen up. Now, if you’re going to […]

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K-W’s food truck scene under evaluation

K-W’s food truck scene under evaluation

Last Saturday, members of The Cord staff took to the streets of downtown Kitchener for the King StrEATery Food Truck Rally. Contrast to the mass amounts of construction downtown, there were a considerable amount of people and food trucks outside of City Hall. The sun was scorching, the live music was blasting and the smell of deep fryers, sugar and […]

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Benefits of personal activity trackers

A healthy lifestyle is one that can be hard to maintain as a student, but with the help of new technologies, you can now be better informed about your well-being. Physical activity trackers have become an increasingly popular product which help people stay on top of their health. These products, such as the Fitbit, are able to monitor your heart […]

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Female comedic roles becoming more prominent in television

Female comedic roles becoming more prominent in television

Move over men, women might just be funnier than you. Female comedic leads in television are taking over and viewers seem to be pretty okay with it. Netflix and Hulu have recently been launching shows with hilarious women at the forefront. There seems to be a notion that guys can’t enjoy comedy performed by a woman, but I beg to […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 0 comments · Arts, Arts and Life
Tri-Pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo

Tri-Pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo

Summer after summer we watch many cities gather to celebrate LGBTQ communities around the world. This year there is a pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo, also known as the tri-cities. Alex Chunaco, the coordinator of this weeklong festival, expressed how meaningful this event is for our communities. “Since 1995, pride festivals have had traditions of being held in the area,” […]