Cristina Almudevar

Cristina Almudevar

Articles by Cristina Almudevar

(Will Huang -- Incoming Photography Editor)

How to make it big

There are many sides to Danielle Robert, a fourth-year music therapy student and musician at Wilfrid Laurier University. In person, Robert is soft-spoken. But while performing she commands the stage and is extremely confident. This is one of the many reasons why she has accomplished so much since beginning to seriously pursue music in grade 12 in her small town […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
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Pucks and punk

On March 29 at Starlight, walking out on stage and sporting their Slap Shot inspired attire to play punk rock reminiscent of The Ramones were The Hanson Brothers band, who entertained the crowd and devoted fans without disappointment. The Hanson Brothers are the alter ego of the punk rock all-stars NoMeansNo hailing from Victoria, British Columbia. They are a four […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Lena Yang -- Incoming Creative Director)

Cord Arts: Best of the year

Top five albums Miley Cyrus – Bangerz (Oct. 2013): Before you totally dismiss this entry, hear us out. Miss Miley was everywhere this school year. She was constantly being talked about no matter how you slice it. Amidst the outrageous outfits, the frequent tongue fluttering and her obsession with anything involving the word “twerk,” Miley’s fourth studio album had some […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·

A look inside the Writer in Residence Week

This past week marked the closing of the fourth annual Wilfrid Laurier University Writer In Residence week, with special guest Elizabeth Hay. The Visiting Writer Program began 4 years ago when Laurier hosted author Lawrence Hill and the program has been running strong ever since. Each year when the guest author visits multiple events, panels, discussions and meetings take place […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · The Cord on Arts ·

Strong ‘Bloodline’

If you’re looking for a fantastic escape from essays and homework, pick up Bloodline or Red Dragon— the first two installments in Katie Thornton-Kinch’s The Bloodline Saga.  Thornton-Kinch was an undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University when she began working on her young adult fantasy novels, and has since published Bloodline and Red Dragon, with the latter published just a […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Jessica Dik -- Staff Photographer)

Kitchener gets ready to rock

School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo (SORKW), a franchise with origins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is not your typical place to learn an instrument. With a strong focus on performing and collaborative effort, SORKW aims to give people of all ages a student-oriented experience outside of a practice room. “We really want to inspire students to rock in a whole different way by […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Heather Davidson -- Photography Manager)

Pack A.D. gets polished at Starlight

People walking by Starlight on March 19 might have thought a crowd of people was making the vociferous noises on the second story of the building. However, all that sound came from two people. Vancouver’s Pack A.D. just released their fifth studio album Do Not Engage this past January and have hit the road in support of it. The album […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Jessica Dik -- Staff Photographer)

You won’t find any buttons here

Despite its name, you probably won’t find any buttons at The Button Factory in Uptown Waterloo. The Button Factory was named after its original use: built in 1886, it was a manufacturer of buttons. From its original incarnation, the space has seen numerous changes over 128 years, such as being a glove factory and an office supply store. But in […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·

Student photographer begins own business

With the increased quality on smart phones and the abundance of photo editing software, everyone and their grandmother can be self-proclaimed photographers. With just a few easy point and clicks on a touch screen, people can be tricked into thinking that they’re photography masterminds. Luckily, there are people who take the art seriously and have worked hard to master the […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·
(Jody Waardenburg -- Lead Photographer)

Vandalism or public art?

If you go for a walk around Waterloo, there’s a chance that you will see one or more pieces of public art. They can take many different forms and have more meaning than their appearance would lead you to believe. Contemporarily, the line between what is vandalism and what is art in public spaces is a particularly interesting area of […]

by Cristina Almudevar· · Arts ·