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Leave it to Laurier: how to let others study in peace

Between final essays, projects and exams, virtually every one of us is completely swamped with work. I get it, it’s the time of the year where everyone is practically living at the library. But that doesn’t mean that we have to act like it’s our own home, either. There’s going to be a lot of other people around you so […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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The Cord’s top Arts & Life picks for 2017

Allegations Remember back in 2016 when we all thought 2017 was going to be a breeze? Obviously we were wrong. Nearing the end of 2017, the media was flooded with allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Of course it staggers you to see how many people are saviours of assault and harassment. Reports of sexual misconduct from famous […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
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The unwritten rules of social media you need to be following

Is social media presence becoming too muddled for you to understand? Are you lost? Take my proverbial hand and allow me to guide you through this mess we’ve all helped to create. Here are the unwritten rules you should always be following for Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat: I’m not going to say don’t snap drunk—because there’s nothing more […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Surviving your study session when there’s no room

Does everyone remember back in January 2017, when students petitioned for more study spots in the Laz Hall? Well, since they finished construction on Laz Hall, study spots haven’t magically become a surplus at our small campus. This is why it is important to know the best places to crank out your next assignment that you are very unsure about. […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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An exploration of women’s Halloween costume

“In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” So said Lindsey Lohan’s character Cady in the movie Mean Girls. And, let’s face it, was […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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The importance of fitness and healthy eating

The transition from August to September is difficult for many university students. A four month break from studying is not easy to overcome, even if most people are working during the summer. The university mindset is much different and students often find themselves falling behind in the first month of the school year. Although many people may describe this as […]

by Pranav Desai· · Food, Life, Sports ·