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2018 in review: top 3’s of the year

2018 in review: top 3’s of the year

by Cord Staff· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Eva Ou

Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorate the end of the First World War

For those who had laid a sacrifice of freedom more than a century ago, this past weekend offered a commemoration of the horrors our forefathers experienced so that we might have the opportunity to exist in an era of peace. This passing Remembrance Day, also known as “Armistice Day,” held on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Behind the rising popularity of “wellness” and health management

The wellness approach to a more balanced lifestyle is a trend that has taken over social media and health discussions in recent years. Countless health-related outlets promote “wellness” as being the most effective and positively advocated method to look after ourselves both mentally and physically — from Instagram pages to magazine articles, the way we feel is being prioritized more […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Buck a beer isn’t as popular with breweries

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has garnered both praise and controversy regarding his decision to work towards lowering beer prices to just one dollar, an announcement which he has been proud to stand by since it was released. One criticism surrounding the ‘buck-a-beer’ campaign has been voiced by many local breweries who have seen this as an impractical policy to follow […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
File Photo / Photo by Andreas Patsiaouros

Cord Picks: Best & worst advice for entering university

Make yourself known to your professors The best advice I received when entering university was from my dad, who happens to be a Laurier alumnus himself. Among many of the wise and funny (at least to him) pieces of advice he passed on to me, the most important one was making myself known to my professors. He encouraged me to […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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 ·
Graphic by Shyenne MacDonald

Black Canadian artists that shape the contemporary scene

Arts & Life editor Shyenne MacDonald reflects on black Canadian artists who have helped shape the contemporary movement of decolonization through art.

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Vocal Cord for Feb. 14: “Self-love on Valentines”

Vocal Cord for Feb. 14: “Self-love on Valentines”

We went to the Laurier Waterloo Concourse and asked students what their plans were for self love on Valentine’s Day and these are some of their responses.  Amara Zammit “I’m probably going to go shopping and buy myself something that I love, you know, just to cheer myself up.” Daniel Vanayan “Make the most scrumptious and tasty dinner, with […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Ranking the top dating apps for gay men

Grindr Navigation: Scroll up/down How it works: you are limited to a single profile picture and a 250-character bio. You are given a large variety of stat options to fill out (height, weight, body type, position, relationship status, etc.). This goes into heavy detail and reveals all your secrets right away. You also have standard settings for age-range and distance, […]

by Andreas Patsiaouros· · Arts and Life, Life ·