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Cord Arts presents: Back to school playlist

USS – “This is the Best” In 2013, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) released “This is the Best” as their first single for their upcoming full length album titled Advanced Basics. The song is indie electronic with surges of both synth and rock accompanied by lyrics eluding to letting go or, to some, an addiction. USS has made another hit with […]

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KOI 2013: Don’t miss these acts

JAMES BLAKE Station Manager, Radio Laurier Treble Charger For anyone who remembers this band’s hits from the late ’90s and early millennium, this is a must-see. Don’t fret, their Canadian pop punk classics are sure to be featured heavily throughout the performance. For this guy, who listened to “A Hundred Million” hundreds of times while playing NHL 2003 during my […]

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K-W in brief

New logo for ‘Ion’ LRT system approved Tuesday The Region of Waterloo unanimously approved the proposed logo for the upcoming Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that is coming to the region in 2017. The $818-million project — known as the ‘Ion’ ­— maintains the similar blue colour scheme for its logo seen with the Grand River Transit logo and the […]

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Library renovations a pleasant departure from the norm

Library renovations a pleasant departure from the norm

The Wilfrid Laurier University Library has announced a number of improvements to the existing facility, including a new one-stop Help Desk, increased study space, extruded research support hours, and 365 new two-socket outlets throughout floors three to seven.  With students in need of study and workspace on campus, the Library felt the need to adapt to the twenty-first century demands […]

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Study on laptop usage should fuel meaningful discussion

Study on laptop usage should fuel meaningful discussion

Laptop use in class has been a contentious issue for some time for both educators and students; and debate mostly surrounds whether the negative aspects of laptop use outweigh the benefits. Students use laptops to access course content and take lecture notes. Some are even designated note takers who provide notes to students with disabilities that prevent them from taking […]

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BlackBerry exploring ‘alternatives,’ could result in selling the company

BlackBerry exploring ‘alternatives,’ could result in selling the company

BlackBerry announced in a press release on Monday that the Waterloo-based smartphone manufacture is now exploring strategic alternatives through a recently formed “special committee,” which could potentially result the sale of the company. The alternatives that BlackBerry is exploring could result in a possible joint venture, strategic partnerships or the sale of the company. This strategic review that BlackBerry is implementing […]

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WLU dropped the ball on its signs

WLU dropped the ball on its signs

A school’s campus reflects heavily upon the school itself. For visitors and students alike, when campus maintenance is poor, the school is typically held in lower regard. Wilfrid  Laurier University is no different and unfortunately, as of late, the university has struggled to maintain our campus at an acceptable level. Signs around Laurier featuring the directory of departments and offices […]

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Aramark should consider concerns

Aramark should consider concerns

Wilfrid Laurier University, the Students’ Union and Aramark have been negotiating this past year to come up with a new five-year contract, which is hopefully going to be completed by the fall. Negotiations are still ongoing and although parties involved are optimistic about reaching a deal, it should be stressed that student needs should be the heart of these conversations. […]

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