Carly Basch

Carly Basch

Articles by Carly Basch

Incoming students need to quit high school antics

Age has never been an issue for me. I have always found that whoever I decided to interact with, whether it be professors, peers, co-workers, friendly strangers or my closest pals, that maturity was measured by one’s own personal acts and wills. I could talk to someone who was 15 years my senior or three years my junior and not […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·

The common cold’s defence letter

I’m told that I’m a true people admirer. I just can’t get enough of them. Their different and unique shapes and sizes, their need to constantly be around each other and their willingness to share. They truly are remarkable creatures. Ever since they have been born, I too have surrounded myself around them and have been there all their lives. […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·

The busy trap: student edition

The most common piece of advice given to those starting their university careers is to make the most of the next four years. As students dive into the most exciting and hectic chapter of their lives, they must keep in mind that in order to be successful, they must “make the most of it.” Laurier culture booms with a small […]

by Carly Basch· · Opinion ·
TIFF ‘12: A guide to this year’s festival

TIFF ‘12: A guide to this year’s festival

This time of year, Canadian cinephiles rejoice as Toronto becomes a temporary Hollywood, and the notable names in the film industry have an excuse to visit their friendly neighbours up north. Spanning over ten days from Sept. 6 to 16, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) showcases some of the most exciting and critically acclaimed up-and-coming films from all over […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·
My Roommates are driving me crazy

My Roommates are driving me crazy

I lucked out with my roommates. I had the opportunity to live with four fabulous individuals who were not only my best friends, but my family. We cared for each other, spent the most time with each other and had a strong bond. However with all relationships there’s one thing that is bound to come up: conflict. It happens. My […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·

Where to find the ‘essentials’

Where to study/do your readings off campus: Coffee Culture (31 King Street North). The background noise isn’t too loud and the chairs are super comfy. Not that far away from campus, if Coffee Culture’s specialized lattes and desserts aren’t enough to reel you in, I don’t know what is! Most versatile venue: The Huether Hotel (59 King Street North). In […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·

Getting out there and finding your place

Stepping out of the car with your bags, unfolding those clothes into your new dorm and looking out onto campus: it all sinks in. You finally made it and are about to embark on a significant rollercoaster for the next four years. Anxious, excited and overwhelmed at the same time, it is all a learning process with starting your new […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
Florence and the Machine perform on Friday. (Photo by Adam Lazzarato).

‘They came, they listened, they conquered’

If Osheaga 2012 had a motto, it would be this: they came, they listened, they conquered. The seventh and largest festival Osheaga has ever put on (ticket sales were approximately 125,000), Canadians no longer need to save up and fly down to attend Coachella if they are craving the ultimate music festival experience. The biggest and most notable festival of […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·
How to take the perfect Instagram

How to take the perfect Instagram

If you have a smartphone, then there is no doubt that you either have Instagram or have been asked by all your other friends whether or not you have Instagram. With the filters Instagram has to offer, it is the perfect way to make photos we take on our cell phones look more creative and artsy. Anything from a leaf, […]

by Carly Basch· · Life ·
File photo by Kate Turner

The good, the bad and the ugly of NXNE

Their looks had it all, but the delivery unfortunately fell short for The Black Belles. Clad in black dresses, sunhats and black lipstick, the ladies of the band took the stage and filled the room with anticipation. You would think that after signing a deal with Jack White’s label, The Black Belles would be one of the best performers of […]

by Carly Basch· · Arts ·