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True North Beer Festival hosts rare craft brewers from KW

True North Beer Festival took place this past Saturday, Sept. 15. Craft breweries from all over Ontario gathered at Lot 42 in Kitchener for the festival’s third and final event of the season. The festival’s first two events took place in Brantford and then Prince Edward Country this past summer. The event, which saw a solid turnout of people throughout […]

by Safina Husein· · 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 ·
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Sierra Burgess Netflix film is problematic

After the success of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix seemed to be hitting it out of the park in the teen high school comedy movie department. Then comes Sierra Burgess is a Loser, which seems like a smash hit on paper, but didn’t quite hit the A grades that the character herself achieves in the runtime. Sierra […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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Subscription services that are useful and budget friendly for students

I’m always hesitant to spend money on an app or a subscription service, since you never know how well it will work out and it can be difficult to cancel it depending on what you choose to sign up with. I’ve gone through an unending trial and error process with subscriptions and there are definitely some standout options that are […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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What’s next when you’re getting involved?

Now that you’ve been to the Get Involved Fair and you’ve seen all the clubs you want to get involved with — and probably some that you don’t — your schedule is probably looking pretty full. That’s fantastic for now, but when midterms and final assignments roll around, having activities straight from 8:30 in the morning to 12:00 at night […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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True North Beer Festival is on its way to KW

True North Beer Festival is coming to Kitchener this upcoming Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 for its third and final stop of the year. “We are a touring craft beer festival and we set out to bring micro brewers that have minimal to no distribution outside of their local area,” said Peter Lazar, creative director of True North Beer Festival. Taking […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

See what gas prices are like here in our Waterloo Region

As a brand new term of school begins, some you may be feeling particularly light in the pocketbook. Went a bit too hard over the weekend? Moving in cost more than you thought? Didn’t get as much from OSAP as you were expecting? Or perhaps you’re just a fiscally conscious and responsible adult, as the rest of us ought to […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
Scott Helman blows Laurier away

Scott Helman blows Laurier away

On Sept. 10, excited music-goers lined up for a Saturday night concert to welcome back Laurier students to a new year at the Athletic Complex. With the opening act slated to begin at 10 p.m., the performance didn’t start until nearly an hour later — but it was worth the wait. Rich Aucoin — a Nova Scotia born indie rock […]

by Emily Waitson· · 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 ·