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Internet concerns still present at Laurier

The quality of Wilfrid Laurier University’s wireless internet has been subject to criticism over the years by the student population. Students have experienced everything from barely-functional speeds to not being able to connect at all. In response to the widespread dissatisfaction, Laurier’s Information Technology Services (ITS) made significant investments in the wireless system in the last 18 months. “We’ve been […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·
(Graphic by Steph Truong and Jessica Mitra)

Food vendors upset about new meal plan

Changes to Wilfrid Laurier University’s first year residence meal plans have raised some ire off campus. As a result of some restructuring of the meal plans used by first-year students living in residences, no money was automatically put in first years’ convenience accounts, which is what is used at off-campus outlets. And some of the owners of Onecard-accepting businesses are […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, News ·

Sports in brief: September 26, 2012

Women’s lacrosse remain undefeated The Hawks travelled to Queen’s last weekend to battle the McMaster Marauders and McGill Martlets. Laurier managed two wins and a tie, defeating McMaster 10-2 on Saturday before striking even with them 6-6 on Sunday. Bouncing back Sunday, the Hawks defeated McGill 17-7. Shelby O’Ryan had eight goals and one assist over the weekend. They travel […]

by Cord Staff· · Sports ·
(Graphic by Lena Yang)

All that jazz at the Huether

This past Saturday, The Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo featured The Frank Botos Trio, with Frank Botos on the drums, Jozsef Botos on the guitar and Vaughan Misener on the bass. Currently based in Toronto, the Botos brothers are originally from Hungary, a fact that has influenced their sound and style. “I am influenced by the Romany Gypsy sound in […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
(Photo by Mike Radivois)

Quantum Valley takes root

Last Friday marked the grand opening of the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) at the heart of the University of Waterloo. The facility – costing around $160 million – combines the disciplines of quantum physics and nanotechnology. “This is a significant milestone.” said University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur. “There are many institutes of nano technology around the […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

Working the turntables

Only within the last five years has the electronic dance music (EDM) scene exploded. What was once underground has slowly fused into popular culture. Much of the credit can be taken by the rise of technology, the new opportunity to create and share music among friends and world wide. With this comes a host of new talents, particularly in the […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·
(Photo by Nick Lachance)

Eight rules for the perfect Homecoming

It’s the weekend where Laurier students can embrace their inner purple and gold and let themselves shine as we dive into a weekend that’s full of beer, pancakes and football. Homecoming is what makes alumni immediately drive back to Waterloo to reclaim their favourite memories, and current students come together to show the opposing team what Laurier spirit is all […]

by Cord Staff· · Life ·

Fall 2012 album reviews

The xx-Coexist For any of those unfamiliar with the sound of The xx’s work, you’ve been missing out. It’s nothing short of masterful, not to mention unique. The band works in a genre known as dream pop, focusing on the creation of a very atmospheric and discrete tone through the utilization of subtle beats and low-key vocals that whisk you […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·

Tech talks in K-W

On Sept. 22 and 23, the Tannery and the Conrad Centre for Performing Arts in Downtown Kitchener hosted Fluxible, a new “user experience” (UX) conference. Different professionals came from in and outside of Canada to give workshops, speeches and even a ‘beernote speaker’ who talked about the opening of his own brewery. Robert Barlow-Busch, one of the two primary organizers […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

20-year-old charged for tampering with a drink at a Waterloo bar

On Friday, Sept. 14, the Waterloo Region Police Services (WRPS)  arrested and charged a 20-year-old male for  “administering a noxious substance” into someone’s drink at a bar in Uptown Waterloo. “The substance was never consumed and no one was injured as a result of his actions,” a police statement said. WRPS also want to remind patrons to be aware of where […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·