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 ·
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A run down of fun flicks to see this summer

  With the summer rolling in full force and the obvious choices of summer blockbusters already passing through theatres, what movies do we have to look forward to? This summer in particular seems to be the summer of sequels, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Incredibles 2, The First Purge, Equalizer 2 and Unfriended: Dark Web, among countless others. In […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

E3 2018 announces an exciting roster of new games

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s more commonly referred to as amongst the gaming community, recently held its 24th annual conference in Los Angeles from June 12 to 14. The heavily advertised and eagerly anticipated event focused on the upcoming products being introduced by software developers, hardware manufacturers and publishers in the video game industry. The event had […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Legacy Greens brings fresh produce to downtown Kitchener

Legacy Greens in downtown Kitchener is the popular grocery store known for its fresh, local produce and high-quality food products. It has recently moved from its temporary King Street location to a permanent location on Ontario street.  The popularity of Legacy Greens has grown since it began in 2014 and its owner, Jordan Dolson, has been thrilled with its success. […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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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How ‘This is America’ challenges modern society

Donald Glover — the Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning artist known as the critically acclaimed talent behind the moniker Childish Gambino — recently released a music video for his latest hit single, “This is America.”  The video currently holds 172,189,383 million views on YouTube and has garnered a significant amount of attention on social media. Rife with relevant […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Safina Husein

Sticks and Scones is a new local treat

Sticks & Scones, a trendy and modern bakery, has recently opened its doors in the heart of the university area, located at 62 Balsam Street, behind Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Hall.  The local bakery, which has now been open for approximately two months, offers customers fresh coffee and baked goods as well as a specialty catering service.  The store front […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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 ·
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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 ·