Michael Oliveri

Michael Oliveri

Michael is a fourth year Film Studies student. Michael started his journey with The Cord’s editorial team as the Senior Copy Editor and is now the Arts & Life editor. He has a flare for the occasional funky tie, only wears brown shoes (which he matches to his belt, of course) and enjoys a good whisky with his fountain pens at the end of the day.

Articles by Michael Oliveri

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Laurier singer Kirstin Corbett shares her talent in KW

If you were to meet local singer, songwriter and fellow student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Kirstin Corbett in person, I think you would be most struck by her kindness and warmth as a person. “I won a belching contest, I won an award for best hidden talent in first year at Willison Hall and that’s how people may or may […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life ·
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TIFF is over and here is what you need to see

TIFF 2018 has come and gone already. For those who didn’t have time to volunteer, or have the money or star status to walk the red carpet, it seems the festival flew by. For all of you who have not had a chance to see what’s going to be releasing to local theatres soon, here is a run-down of what […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

The Beat Goes On is expanding in KW region

The Beat Goes On, a chain of both new and second-hand CD’s, vinyl, DVD’s, Blu-ray and other audio visual goodies is on the move in the Waterloo region. This chain often has you covered regardless of your taste. From really-hard-to-find B-movies, to new vinyl releases, they have it all. As of late August, what was originally Beat Goes On’s Waterloo […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life ·
Mr. Pretzels packs a big flavour in a small snack

Mr. Pretzels packs a big flavour in a small snack

Last week, a small group of fellow Cord employees and I had an incredible time taste testing the different pretzel flavours featured at one of Conestoga Mall’s most recent food additions, Mr. Pretzels. All of us had tried their pretzels at one point or another and we all had developed a strong addiction. Then the idea came up to try […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Tips for movie manners and audience etiquette

I think everyone has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with some serious lack of etiquette in a performance based context. This could be anything from people talking during films, texting during a stage play or just an overall lack of respect and manners in a public performance setting. You know exactly the behaviour I’m talking about and, man, it […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Opinion ·
Lana’s Lounge provides a great atmosphere

Lana’s Lounge provides a great atmosphere

Nestled into the 220 King Street N. Plaza, surrounded by various other restaurants and cafes, is the home of a newly opened lounge and restaurant called Lana’s Lounge.   “We opened to the public April 12 of this year,” said Marissa Mansz, co-owner of Lana’s Lounge. Both owners, Mansz and Shan, have a great deal of experience in other fields. “We […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Nick and Taylor explore KW’s food scene

If you were to ask someone what the Kitchener-Waterloo region is known for, what would you say?  Some of the most popular answers would be Google or the tech industry; many others might struggle to think of an answer at all, but what about food?  A duo of local individuals are attempting to bring awareness to the great food culture […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life, Food ·