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Beware of the messy roommate

Who knew that living with you best friends could turn into such a nightmare? Signing the lease with your pals, you envision the next year of living in student paradise. But living with roommates is different than having consistent sleepovers with your pals. True colours get revealed and things start to get messy, literally. The following encounters are based off […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
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Love, dating and 1990s television

What we see on TV can often reflect how we handle our own life problems and obstacles. As we get emotionally invested into the characters we adore and the ones they surround themselves with, it’s hard not to put yourself in their shoes and try to relate. However, after watching the first season of Girls I began to question if […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
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‘I am not a hipster!’

Nuvo magazine recently printed an article shining light upon the roots of the fascinating contemporary subculture of hipsters. “Hipster” was a term first coined by jazz musician and Bronx native Harry Gibson in the early 1940s. Harry “The Hipster” Gibson made a name for himself for his eccentric antics on stage, as well as his deconstruction of racial barriers in […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Grammy RapUp

Rap music and the Grammys have always been an unusual mix. The arguable and opinionated nature of rap makes it hard to distinguish the quality from the crap. The music academy that ultimately decides who wins the awards, most likely don’t have their “ears to the streets” when it comes to top-tier hip-hop. This year’s nominees for rap music are […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
Hardwell rocks at Revolution

Hardwell rocks at Revolution

2012 saw 25-year-old DJ Robbert “Hardwell” van de Corput rocket up the Top 100 DJ rankings. Released by DJ Magazine, the annual top-100 rankings saw Hardwell rise from 24th in 2011 all the way to sixth by the end of 2012. You would think that being amongst the same company as Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta and Deadmau5 […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
Storytelling & Gaming

Storytelling & Gaming

Game developers control a delicate balance between how much agency they allow their users and attempting to pose an intriguing story. Linearity is something that has been toyed with in the video game industry, especially in the last couple of years. he Walking Dead, a video game adaptation of the graphic novel franchise, created by adventure-focused developers Telltale Games, was […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
President-elect Annie Constantinescu reacting to her win. (Photo by Cristina Rucchetta).

Annie Constantinescu elected WLUSU president

Annie Constantinescu will be the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president for the 2013-14 year. Constantinescu was announced as the winner of the election at Wilf’s Tuesday night, gaining 36.29 per cent of the vote. The 15 candidates elected to the WLUSU board of directors were: Emily Ledwige, John Drimmie, Sean Yu, April Qu, Courtney Yole, Colin Aitchison, Scott Fleming, […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

LIVE: WLUSU election results

Watch The Cord’s live stream of the results of the 2013 WLUSU election. Look for follow up coverage later online and in tomorrow’s paper. Free live streaming by Ustream

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

Students get frustrated with MyLearningSpace

Look for The Cord’s article on the MyLearningSpace blackouts in this week’s issue.  [View the story “Students get frustrated with MyLearningSpace ” on Storify]  

by Cord Staff· · Campus ·

Superbowl XLVII predictions

The Cord staff come up with predictions regarding tonight’s Superbowl XLVII match up between the NFC Champions, the San Francisco 49ers, and the AFC Champions, the Baltimore Ravens. Justin Fauteux, Editor-in-Chief: Ravens 27-20 Ed Reed MVP Wade Thompson, Visual Director: Ravens 28-26 Carly Basch, Life Editor: 49ers 27-23 Shelby Blackley, Sports Editor: Ravens 28-24 Ed Reed MVP Ashley Denuzzo, Staff […]

by Cord Staff· · The Cord on Sports ·