Katherine Weber

Katherine is the Online Editor at The Cord. When she isn’t writing her opinion on your favourite band’s horrible new album she is probably at a concert or enjoying a night in with some wine and cheese. Starting as the Web Assistant last year Kate has found her passion for marketing and design. Fun fact: she has the same birthday as the lead singer of her favourite band, Arcade Fire.

Articles by Katherine Weber

Editorial: Learning from living with roommates

Going home over the summer can be an easy thing to get comfortable with. What can I say — clean laundry, free food and access to a car! However, with this luxury lifestyle there always comes a time when you get to switch your parents as roommates for friends. As a first-time apartment or house renter knowing who you can […]

by Katherine Weber· · Uncategorized ·
Photo by Brit Kovacs

Fake Instagram accounts

A large phenomenon which took Instagram by storm this summer was 50% of your followers sharing posts about causes which they really don’t care about. Have they ever sat you down and had a conversation about what autism awareness means to them? Or how they were going to donate real money to the Sudan issue? Even if they cared (or […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·
The Changing Tradition of Tattoo Culture

The Changing Tradition of Tattoo Culture

  For the first period of my life, getting tattoos was something that a large majority of my close friends were doing and seeing ink on people was more common than not.  Tattoos are something that stay on your body forever, and comparing the number of students who will one day be parents and adults versus the number of adults […]

by Katherine Weber· · Features ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

LSP survey digs deep into students’ V-Day thoughts

Laurier Student Poll (LSP) conducted a survey over the past week asking Wilfrid Laurier University students about their thoughts on relationships, sex, dating apps and their mindset during Valentine’s Day. The survey was conducted online and in-person, receiving 211 responses from various undergraduate and master’s students at Wilfrid Laurier University. 57 per cent of the respondents identified as females while […]

by Katherine Weber· · News ·
Editorial: your parents deserve your time and attention

Editorial: your parents deserve your time and attention

I’m not one to frequently talk about my personal life publicly, but for this editorial I really wanted to dab into to something that I hold very close to my heart. My family was never your typical Toronto family. I had a dad who stayed at home for work and a mom who was the business woman of the house. […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·
Photo by Eva Ou

St. Jacobs Sparkles market dazzles seasonal shoppers

From Thursday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 18 the St. Jacob’s Sparkles market was held. Attendees were able to get into the holiday spirit with their annual magical event taking over the entire main street. About a 14-minute drive from the Laurier campus, this event was not one to miss. My condolences if you did, there is always next year! While attending the festivities, […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

The bars and clubs to check out this Halloween

Picking a bar for your Halloween plans can be daunting at times. What bar is going to be the most lit? And where can you go so you  don’t have any FOMO? Don’t worry, The Cord has you covered for your Halloween nights out. Bar Rayna This new attraction has been open for a few weeks now and if the […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

A point for Ace Ping Pong Bar

Tired of your weekly trip to Pub and Phil’s? Well look no further, thanks to the new opening of a hot spot attraction in uptown Waterloo. Ace Ping Pong Bar is the shiny new attraction and is here to help you get through your cold and miserable midterm season. I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Yurkin, a Laurier […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Editorial: University Independence

Editorial: University Independence

I always knew I wanted to live away from home when picking a university, what I didn’t know would happen would be the independence I gained from doing so. This allowed me to find time for myself and tap into who I am and find what I love doing. Growing up, we are always rushed to find out who we […]

by Katherine Weber· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Kashyap Patel

The inspirational effects of music and creativity

As a booming creative industry reaching multiple outlets, the music industry has followed a linear pattern of complexity. Good design is what it’s all about, and due to the rapid increase of  vinyl, music is becoming as intricate as ever.  Artists who put the time into concept designs of albums are the ones you should keep around in your bumping […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·