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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 ·

K-W in brief: September 19, 2012

New MPP starts position, officially Newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament Catherine Fife is being sworn into her position on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The NDP representative was elected in a byelection that took place on Sept. 6. She came out ahead of Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler and Liberal candidate Eric Davis, after a highly contentious race. Ten candidates in total […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·
(Photo by Kate Turner)

CIGI hosts former US agent

Last Thursday, as part of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) signature lecture series, Washington insider, former CIA analyst and Brookings Institution fellow Bruce Riedel addressed a local audience on the state of Iran’s political affairs. This lecture came just days after the Canadian government, in an unprecedented political move, severed diplomatic ties with Iran. The title of Riedel’s […]

by Cord Staff· · Local, News ·

TIFF: The Cord’s final cut

End of Watch (Directed by David Ayer, USA) There have been countless films that follow members of the Los Angeles Police Department, but none quite like those of writer, producer and director David Ayer (Training Day, 2001). Instead of watching a film saturated in exaggerated explosions and drug busts or killing schemes, there is a sense of reality in each […]

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