Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa Di Sabatino

Alyssa is a fourth year English student pursuing a global studies minor. After working as the Opinion Editor the past year, she is now the Arts and Life Editor for the Cord. Alyssa likes pants more than shirts and thinks everyone would look better with a nose piercing.

Articles by Alyssa Di Sabatino

The Star Wars universe is expanding with a TV and movie addition

It’s safe to say that a lot of new things are cropping up in the Star Wars universe. On Oct. 21, the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released, much to the excitement of many fans. This film will be the ninth and final instalment of the series and is set to premiere in Canada on Dec. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Stark and Perri rebranding to ‘The Prohibition Warehouse’ under new ownership

Uptown Waterloo’s beloved restaurant and bar, Stark and Perri, is getting rebranded. Now under new ownership, the restaurant closed down on Oct. 7 and renovations have been underway since. “We took it over about a month ago and we’re refurbishing and we’re looking at going in a different direction with the food,” said Wayne Montgomery, builder and designer. “We’ve done […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Britt Kovacs

The vices with vaping: A dangerous habit that’s taking over teen and young adult culture

“Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” I remember this poster hanging up in my high school health classroom. If you smoke, no one will want to kiss you. Oh, the horror.  In reality though, every kid had it drilled into them that smoking cigarettes was more or less like slowly nailing your own coffin closed. Lung cancer, heart […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Halloween candies and chocolate ranked from best to worst

By most people’s standards, I would be considered too old to be trick or treating. Despite this, my candy preferences are strong and have remained this way since childhood. I probably shouldn’t be critically analyzing each piece of candy I’m given on Halloween, especially because it’s all free. As the saying goes, beggars can’t be choosers, but I’d like to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Time management resources available to students on campus

Midterm season is in full-gear and with all the assignments, essays and midterms due this week, it’s not always easy to stay on top of things. Although Reading Week has just passed, you might feel as though you didn’t get enough work done, if any. Academics are easily the largest cause of stress for students, but whether you’re in your […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Some television shows just need to come to an end

Earlier this month, season ten of the zombie apocalypse series, The Walking Dead, debuted on AMC. The show also recently announced that it’s being renewed for season eleven. Since it premiered for the first time in 2010, The Walking Dead has been one of the most popular cable television shows of all time. Season five marked the show’s peak with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ brings Southern food to KW

Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ is the newest addition to the Uptown Waterloo restaurant scene. It soft launched on Sept. 20, and the official grand opening happened this past weekend, on Oct. 4. The modern country-themed bourbon and barbecue restaurant specializes in southern comfort food, and has a respectably-sized menu. “Right now we’ve got 25 bourbons, we’ve got a pretty significant […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Photo by Alyssa Di Santi

Lumen Fest lights up Uptown Waterloo

On Sep. 28, Uptown Waterloo hosted Lumen, the second annual festival that features interdisciplinary installations of art, technology, and light. From 6-11 p.m, festival-goers were able to explore Uptown Waterloo and interact with over 27 installations at over 25 locations, spread across Uptown in four “zones.” Several musical acts were also featured at the event throughout the night. Lumen featured […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Walls to Bridges program instructor Laurence Hills to present at Laurier

On Sep. 26, Lawrence Hill, University of Guelph professor and author of The Book of Negroes, is set to come to Laurier to present on his experience as an instructor for the Walls to Bridges creative writing course, offered to students at Grand Valley Institution for Women—Kitchener’s women’s federal prison. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · News ·
Photo by Jamie Mere

Laurier enhances parental leave financial supplements for graduate students

Wilfrid Laurier University has recently made enhancements to parental leave funding for full-time master’s and doctoral students, pursuing a research degree. This grant, in effect since Sept. 9, is available for full-time graduate students taking a temporary leave from their studies during the first year of their child’s birth, adoption, or when they first gain custody of the child. The […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·