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

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Wilf’s hosts first ever Open Mic Idol

On a typical Monday evening, students will go to Wilf’s to display their talents at Open Mic Night. This Monday, however, Wilf’s hosted the first-ever Open Mic Idol. Each of the 10 acts had the opportunity to prove their talents and perform a set for a crowd of eager students and industry professionals. Although the idea of Open Mic Idol […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

The Cord taste-tested Wilf’s Presidential Menu

DEVYN KELLY The name is quite self-explanatory: Dev-ritos Chicken Nachos is prepared with a base layer of cheese Doritos and is topped with Wilf’s cheese blend, grilled chicken, ranch dressing, hot sauce, green onions, peppers, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and served with sour cream and salsa. These nachos were a safe bet as they’re very easily shareable. So while it’s not […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Photo by Sidney MacDonald

WNBA renegotiated contracts

Low salaries and limited maternity benefits have been two contentious subjects surrounding women’s professional sports. But in the upcoming year, this will all be changing. On Jan. 14, a tentative contract was announced for 2020 stating that WNBA players will be earning an average of $130,000 a year, with the top players earning up to $500,000. Players will also be […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
Editorial: “You should smile more”

Editorial: “You should smile more”

I was minding my own business as my church’s Christmas Eve service wrapped up when a fellow church member approached me. “Merry Christmas,” he said, giving me a hug. With one final look, he added “and smile more, it looks good on you.” My face immediately dropped, and the small smile I had previously worked up specifically for that encounter […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·

Record number of student-athletes rewarded for academic achievements

This Fall, U Sports Canada announced its 2018-2019 Academic All-Canadians list, a distinction awarded to student athletes who achieve a graded average of 80 per cent or higher while playing on one of their university’s varsity teams. In late November, Laurier Athletics hosted the first ever annual reception, honouring the 82 Laurier student-athletes who were named Academic All-Canadians. This marks […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Sports ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Laurier Students’ Union events: a year in review

The 2019 fall semester here at Laurier has seen many exciting events take place. From concerts to craft beer fests, drag shows and cooking demonstrations, the events at Laurier have been nothing short of exciting thus far. “I think we’re trying new stuff this year. We haven’t done a drag show at Laurier for years and we’ve never done a […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

A winter reading list to get you through the holiday break

With winter break being only a few weeks away, you might begin to wonder what you’re going to do with all your free time. Sure, you could get started on your readings for next semester like the diligent student you are, or you could read a book that isn’t assigned by your professor. If the latter sounds more appealing, here […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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FKA Twigs’ new album is art pop at its finest

After four long, album-less years, FKA Twigs released her much-anticipated project, Magdalene on Nov. 8. A professional singer and songwriter, Twigs is revered for her avant-garde style. Her performances are grand and sublime, and her music is known for its genre-bending qualities. Magdalene is short and sweet, or rather, quite indulgent. Consisting of only nine songs, it is her first […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Image by Kash Patel

ISOW hosts Middle Eastern cultural evening

On Nov. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m, International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) hosted a Middle Eastern Cultural Evening at the Senate and Board Chamber. The event, which was free to attend, was held to encourage students to celebrate and participate in Middle Eastern culture. “The scholars help us plan it, just to help us show Laurier what their culture is about. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Campus, News ·
Image by Yitian Cai

Waterloo Christmas Market proves to be a hit

On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the third annual Waterloo Christmas Market was held at Rim Park, where local vendors gathered to display and sell their unique wares. The event was hosted by All-Canadian Events, a company set on providing platforms for local artisans and vendors to showcase their talents and small businesses. Various events similar to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·