Carly Basch

Carly Basch

Articles by Carly Basch

Out in the working world

Out in the working world

The most valuable ingredient to success in the world of students, lies within the cup of a highly caffeinated beverage. At least, that is what has been proven to be a complimentary formula that seemed to get us through morning classes and all nighters. The idea of it all coming to the end as you snag that precious paper claiming […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
Strangers are worth talking to

Strangers are worth talking to

The general social rule to not talk to strangers can be a hard one to follow. Although it is clear to stay away from those who may pose threat or danger to our lives, the act of fully ignoring our neighbours—whether they be the neighbours sitting next to us at a coffee shop or travelling on the bus—should not be […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
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The fusion of Disney and fashion

Leslie Kalbfleisch, creator of popular Tumblr blog DisneyBound, has had an exciting two years since the creation of her blog. From a travel blog to a Disney fashion blog, Kalbfleisch describes the inner workings of running one of Tumblr’s popular blogsites. Cord Arts sat down with Kalbfleisch to discuss the ins and outs of blogging, Disney fashion culture and what […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·
(graphic by Stephanie Truong).

The go-getter

The song “Call Me Maybe” runs deeper than just being a trendy pop sensation. A girl, interested in a boy decides to go against the norms of waiting around and ends up asking him out. Although this may seem startling to some, it is more common and, in fact, a way better experience than most think. Ladies and gentlemen, there’s […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
You know what yanks my cord…

You know what yanks my cord…

…People who don’t know how to walk on campus. I’m serious, it is an infectious problem all over campus and we need to be aware of it. The slow trudging that occurs in the hallways as people walk makes it impossible for students who are keen on getting to class at a decent hour. The biggest contributor to this terrible […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
(Contributed Photo)

‘The movies that made America’

Does the experience of watching a film barely move beyond the perimeters of your couch? Or has it become an experience so great and mesmerizing that it has proven to be a culturally significant moment that must be acknowledged? That’s exactly the mantra of the National Film Registry (NFR). Created to select 25 films to go into the Library of […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·
Balance vital to success

Balance vital to success

When I was 16 years old I learned the most valuable word in the English language. It was exposed during my orientation for becoming a counselor in training (CIT) at the camp I had gone to for the past nine years. Huddled at an indoor volleyball court we were told to sit as our coordinator stood to introduce himself. I […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
The meanest thing I ever did on Valentine’s Day…

The meanest thing I ever did on Valentine’s Day…

In elementary school, the biggest rule of thumb we were taught, was to treat others the way you would want to be treated. This applied to everything. Despite this lesson, I still faced the sad consequences of being laughed at if I wore overalls to school or was tricked into trading my delicious recess snack thinking they would give me […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
D.V.L.B. owners Katherine and Joel Gingrich fuse together the culture of espresso and whisky drinking (photo by Ryan Hueglin).

Talking drinks with D.V.L.B.

Though a rarity to encounter, the city of Waterloo has become home to a mythical creature. Tucked away quietly on King Street, a jackalope can be seen outside a store that has recently come into the scene. Like the mythical hybrid jackalope – which is part jack rabbit, part antelope, D.V.L.B. (Death Valley’s Little Brother), which opened early last year, […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong)

Coca-Cola comes clean in new ad

There’s always a sigh of relief that comes when the truth is finally revealed. It uncovers the darkness that resides within the lies and, besides, being fooled is a humiliation that no one wants to go through. Living in a world where our choices are enhanced by the products we choose to purchase, our eyes are not fooled by the […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·