Arts and Life

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Due to the latest public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies, both small and large are seeing the need to engage in significant business changes.  On March 23, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that all non-essential businesses close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, effective on Mar 24, at 11:59 p.m.  Despite […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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The third season of Netflix’s “On My Block” balances plot holes with an enjoyable and nuanced story

The third season on Netflix’s On My Block was released on March 11, and with only eight episodes — as opposed to the previous ten per season — it is easily bingeable. This is especially so considering the current global circumstances.  For those who aren’t familiar with the show, On My Block is a coming-of age tale that follows the […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Paige Bush

Filling hangover fixes

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, it would seem to be appropriate to prepare students on how to best cope with their post-Ezra hangovers via greasy and filling fast food.  All things considered — i.e. the whole suspended classes, social isolation thing — condoning large gatherings isn’t exactly a morally, ethically, or hygienically sound idea.  That’s why this article […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Arkells give away free merch in support of local news

The legendary Canadian band Arkells has come back in recent weeks to promote their newest single “Years In The Making.” In a press release from Feb. 25, frontman Max Kerman described the song as an “A+ banger,” and that it certainly is. The band broke their silence following the winding down of the tour for their 2018 album Rally Cry. […]

by Victoria Marshall· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

Zeroing in on Zero Waste Week

This week, from March 9 to 13, Laurier’s Sustainability Office is hosting the second annual Zero Waste Week. “Zero Waste Week is essentially a campaign to help get students and staff and, in general, the Laurier community, to think a little bit more about shifting towards a more low waste or zero waste lifestyle,” said Katarina Milicic, Outreach and Program […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Graphic by Jamie Mere

What to do if you want to change programs

University itself is stressful, but it’s even more stressful if you’re unsure of your program. You could always stick it out, but if you’re not all the way in on your degree, you might feel like you’re wasting your time with a program you have no interest in. Sometimes considering your options is the best course of action, so here […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Life ·