Karlis Wilde

Karlis Wilde

Karlis has been described by many as ‘an ok guy, not my favourite.’ He is taller than average and enjoys good writing and cool tunes. This is his first year on The Cord’s staff.

Articles by Karlis Wilde

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Food for thought: A detailed look at the culture of weight loss and fat shaming

  When I was eight years old, I weighed around 140 pounds. By the time I was 17, I couldn’t weigh myself with an ordinary scale. The digital ones flashed a loaded ‘error’, while the analog ones spun more than a full circle — all the way past 300 and into uncharted, supposedly uninhabited territory. But no matter how much […]

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The importance of fostering friendships in new settings

In a brand new, terrifying place, one begins to feel the deep traumas of loneliness. This is inevitable: people are weak. We need the nurturing and care that only the solid foundation of a relationship with another person can create. But fear not, new arrivals to the Wilfrid Laurier student life–this article aims to help you make sense of the […]

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The big screen, the small screen and the in-between

The big screen, the small screen and the in-between

There’s a method of filmmaking called cinéma vérité – true cinema. The form refers to a specific method of taking natural bits of life – rather than contrived art – and splicing them together into an unpretentious grasp at realism. For the sake of this article, we’re going to re-contextualize those same words to question the modern state of the […]

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The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

  In an issue devoted to Indigenous writing, Write Editor Hal Niedzviecki suggested that writers should examine the world by imagining perspectives outside of themselves. That cultural appropriation is a positive thing. Unfortunately for him, the modern liberal world is obsessed with a concept I refer to as ‘positive segregation’: the enforced preservation of separately sacred, individual cultural and ethnic […]

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The case for terminating all technology

The past few years have been weird and our culture has seen a meteoric rise in inverted values. Globalism has evaporated to nationalism, the universally held value of an education has transformed into anti-intellectualism, etc. What’s valuable about this type of role reversal is that it suggests a reframing of our unquestioned values. By applying different hypothetical starting points, we […]

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Gorillaz politically charged perspective offers little hope for the future

With a single musician and a single cartoonist making up the core of the group, a Gorillaz album is an odd cultural product that works not just as music, but also as a commentary on the state of the industry. There has been something special about this digitally crafted, hip-hop/rock ensemble from the beginning. The breadth of space between their […]

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