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Drake’s identity is going to be different for everyone – but he will always be a biracial, Jewish, Canadian hip-hop artist: An analysis of Drakes identity in HYFR

Drake’s identity is going to be different for everyone – but he will always be a biracial, Jewish, Canadian hip-hop artist: An analysis of Drakes identity in HYFR

Graphics Editor, Jamie Mere, breaks down the identity of infamous Canadian music icon, Drake, and his impact on pop culture   Who really is Drake? While we all know of Drake and have an image of who we think he is, understanding his true identity is very hard to do. Drake has so many attributes and dimensions that it is quite […]

by Jamie Mere· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Underrated festive flicks for the holiday season

Jingle, All the Way People often sleep on the true greatness of this 90’s holiday movie starring Arnold Schwarznegger and I’ve never understood how that was possible. Is it expertly done? Absolutely not. Is it a creation of comedic genius through the pure fact that it’s so bad, it’s good? Absolutely.  What more could you want in a festive movie […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

A winter reading list to get you through the holiday break

With winter break being only a few weeks away, you might begin to wonder what you’re going to do with all your free time. Sure, you could get started on your readings for next semester like the diligent student you are, or you could read a book that isn’t assigned by your professor. If the latter sounds more appealing, here […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Image by Brit Kovacs

Charcuterie boards that are affordable to make with a student budget

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Breaking down the lyrics of “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

With our love for the holidays comes an equal amount of love for festive songs that aren’t usually approached from a critical perspective, ones which often have the potential to perpetuate problematic notions regarding consent around the holidays.  Baby It’s Cold Outside — originally written by Frank Loesser, but popularized by singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, John Legend, Michael […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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FKA Twigs’ new album is art pop at its finest

After four long, album-less years, FKA Twigs released her much-anticipated project, Magdalene on Nov. 8. A professional singer and songwriter, Twigs is revered for her avant-garde style. Her performances are grand and sublime, and her music is known for its genre-bending qualities. Magdalene is short and sweet, or rather, quite indulgent. Consisting of only nine songs, it is her first […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Brit Kovacs

Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye gives a demonstration

The Wilfrid Laurier campus was truly blessed this past Tuesday night with a visit from television foodie, model and delectable dish himself, Antoni Porowski. On Nov. 19, the Students’ Union hosted, “An Evening with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski” in Laz 1001 that was open to Laurier and non-Laurier students. Falling in line with the Students’ Union’s promotional campaign, #SUdoesThat, to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·