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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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 ·
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Shop Sounds holds concert at Kitchener Market

Not many people can say they’ve been to a concert in a grocery store, but on Sep     . 5, the Kitchener Market hosted Shop Sounds: DTK’s grocery store concerts. Shop Sounds is a free intimate three-part concert series organized by the DTK team, Good Company Production and hosted at grocery stores across downtown Kitchener. The third and final […]

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

Jazz Cartier brings the heat to Laurier

In a video posted to the Students’ Union’s Instagram story, Jazz Cartier is seen speaking to his virtual audience saying “To all my Golden Hawks at Laurier, we’re doing a welcome back concert Sept. 5. It’s gonna be the craziest concert the school’s ever seen…” This statement was nothing short of the truth. Jazz Cartier, Toronto’s self-proclaimed Prince of the […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Cultural and historical landmarks you can visit in KW

Cultural and historical landmarks you can visit in KW

When I first toured Laurier as an eager high school student, I fell in love with the campus. I loved the small, tight-knit feeling and I was eager to get as connected with the campus as possible. What I wasn’t expecting, though, was how much I’d come to love the entirety of the Waterloo region. I’d consider myself a somewhat […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Editorial: a healthy work balance

Editorial: a healthy work balance

As a student, the one thing I hear constantly is “if you think university is hard, wait until you get to the real world.” But as much as I hate to hear it, I kind of understand it. What I really love about university is how customizable your schedule can be. If you’re not a morning person, there’s nothing saying […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Controversy rises over country-rap singer Lil Nas X collaboration with Wrangler jeans

Up-and-coming artist Lil Nas X released his country-rap single “Old Town Road” in December 2018. The song quickly became viral, reaching number one on the Billboard Top 100 where it has remained for the last seven weeks straight. He recently announced his partnership with Wrangler jeans, and not everyone is happy about it. On May 20, the denim brand dropped […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·