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The Naughty Prude: The pressures of O-Week sex

Question: “Reflecting back on my first year, last year, I realized that there were a lot of pressures that related to hooking up and having sex, especially during O-Week. Knowing what I know now based on experiences, I wish that I had some advice and guidance so that I wouldn’t have felt as pressured as I did. For first years […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Breaking down the Polaris hopefuls

Grimes – Visions Visions is the new record from 24 year-old Claire Boucher (a.k.a Grimes), a native of Vancouver who went to school at McGill in Montreal, QC. This is Boucher’s third album, and certainly her most critically acclaimed. Grimes recorded the Visions album using Apple’s GarageBand. This serves as a testament to the power of today’s technology: that an […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Traffic around universities to be adjusted for move-in days

With the main move-in days for students at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo less than a week away, the City has released the street closures that will come into effect over Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 1-3, Lester Street will be restricted to one-way traffic between Seagram Drive and Columbia Street West, with no access to the […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·
File photo by Nick Lachance.

McGuinty sets date for Ontario byelections

The residents of Kitchener-Waterloo will be going to the polls for a third time in 18 months on Sept. 6. Premier Dalton McGuinty ended speculation surrounding the date for the byelection Wednesday morning, announcing that both the K-W and Vaughan byelections will be held that first Thursday in September. The two ridings were left without MPPs after veteran K-W Progressive […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·
K-W Liberals to pick byelection candidate Aug. 9

K-W Liberals to pick byelection candidate Aug. 9

The local Liberals will be the last riding association to pick their candidate for the impending Kitchener-Waterloo byelection. It was announced Friday morning that members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Provincial Liberal Association will vote to choose their representative Aug. 9 at Bingeman’s Banquet Hall in Kitchener. By that time, every other major party will have chosen their candidates for the impending byelection. […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·
To play or not to play

To play or not to play

Canada has the third largest video game industry in the world after the United States and Japan, and is expected to continue growing. A new generation of “gamers” now exists within society that, according to UCLA psychology professor Patricia Greenfield, demonstrates increased nonverbal IQ in such abilities as spatial skills, the use of images to solve problems and understanding of […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·

Do we all secretly want two lovers?

In today’s most popular Hollywood films – especially the ones that cater to young, hormonal teenagers – the driving force that keeps these films going are simple: which side are you on? Team Edward? or Jacob? Peta or Gale? The Huntsman or William? Who deserves to win over the love of the heroine? Unless they make another film, no one […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Grad numbers up, OUAC shows

Monthly reports run by the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) on secondary school confirmation statistics show that as of June 2012, 70,000 students had accepted an offer to an Ontario University, which is a 2.7 per cent increase from 2011. George Granger, executive director of Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), believes this growth may be due to a public confidence […]

by Cord Staff· · National ·

How music embodies the summer

What do you remember most about summer? Maybe it’s the annual trip to the cottage, lounging for days at the beach or, if you’re like me: watching all five seasons of The Wire in an infinite loop for the months of July and August. Whatever your summer memories might be, I bet they don’t include the music you listened to. […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Car Share grows

Grand River Car Share is hoping to make that mysterious, perpetually empty spot in Wilfrid Laurier University’s parking lot the home to one of its newest vehicles during the coming months with recent changes to its membership policy. The non-for-profit car sharing cooperative has called Waterloo Region its home since 1998, but for insurance reasons, was not allowed to accept […]

by Cord Staff· · Local ·