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Need to control

“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” Sound familiar? If you or someone you know says this then there is a good chance they are a controller. Controllers are often perfectionists who insist on completing things themselves to ensure they are done right. While most controllers think of themselves as being right, instead of controlling, […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
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Life panel: love and dating at university

Pat Benatar once sang “Love is a battlefield.” With juggling work, school, and a social life, along with an understanding subjective rules and deciphering unreadable texts, dating at university appears to be a war zone we work through. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert, especially since over the weekend I walked around the grocery store getting up […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

“I Can’t Explain”: A night with The Who

As The Who came on stage, the stadium quickly filled with the sound of hundreds of ex rockers who cheered for the band that was the voice of their generation. On Feb. 19, they were transported back in time to 1973 when Quadrophenia was the album of their youth. Quadrophenia was The Who’s 6th studio album and second rock opera […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Survivor fails to ‘outlast’ competition

“Outwit, outplay and outlast.” Sound familiar? Does this catchphrase make you think of your pre-teen TV habits? If you answered “yes” then you have undoubtedly witnessed the once popular reality game show known as Survivor. If you answered “no,” then let me bring you up to speed. Survivor is a reality game show that maroons a group of strangers in […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

YouTube famous

Ever wonder how a Korean pop singer, a British baby with a bitten finger and a man dancing through history got famous? How does 30 seconds of a Panda sneezing generate buzz internationally in a matter of hours? With the help of YouTube, watching and participating in viral videos has become a growing interest and trend. Causing numerous people to […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
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Start sweating the small things in life

At a time when we are conditioned to work toward specific goals, meet high standards and recognize our achievements, it is difficult to imagine anything outside of our university bubble. However, now more than ever is the time to celebrate the small things. A lot of people say “don’t sweat the small stuff,” but I say that we should indeed […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
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Does my face look funny?

Judging appearances always starts at the face. It’s the first thing we like to analyze. Is it weird? Is it pretty? Is it familiar? Is it funny? What facial aesthetics determine whether or not the face that you’re staring is considered a good-looking face? What about when two different faces get together and they become a couple. Do people view […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Bag o’ Crime: Feb. 27

By-Law Complaint: Location:  232 King St. N. Reported:  Monday, Feb.18, 2013, 12:35 a.m. A 19 year old male (U. of W. student) was issued with a Provincial Offence Notice by SCS pursuant to the Waterloo Public Nuisance By-Law #20112-125.  He had been spotted urinating on W.L.U. controlled property at 232 King St. N. Graffiti: Location:  Faculty of Social Work Reported:  […]

by Cord Staff· · Archive ·
Sizing up the Oscar favourites

Sizing up the Oscar favourites

The Nominees Amour Review by Devon Butler Argo Review by Wade Thompson Beasts of the Southern Wild Review by Sarah McBain Django Unchained Review by Kate Turner Les Miserables Review by Katie Strong Life of Pi Review by Andrew Savory Lincoln Review by Scott Glaysher Silver Lining’s Playbook Review by Spencer Dunn Zero Dark Thirty Review by Jon Marsellus   […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
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Oscars: Les Misérables

Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables tells the captivating tale of Jean Valjean—played by Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman—and his path to redemption.  The film features standout performances from not only Jackman but also one-time Disney Princess Anne Hathaway.   The film took the non-traditional route of having its cast sing live  instead of singing along to a pre-recorded track. This allowed […]

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