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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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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. George Elliott Clarke George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s poet laurete from 2016-2017, has proven to be one of the most influential contemporary Canadian writers. He first came on to the literary scene in 1979 with an honourable mention in […]

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 ·
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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 ·
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Learning to trust after trauma

Content warning: this article contains potentially triggering information regarding sexual assault. When I was young I used to have petit mal seizures, they’re not serious and have only happened twice since beginning my adulthood. But, from my understanding, if I get too stressed my body will shut down. I lose my vision and hearing, then ultimately consciousness. I always called […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Signing off Tumblr for the final time

  A little over a year and a half ago, I signed off of Tumblr and never signed back on. I wasn’t Tumblr famous or anything, but I did have several posts with thousands of reblogs. Deactivating my account was hard, but it was worth it for my mental health. This sounds pretty counterintuitive on the surface. Tumblr seems to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

New Year resolutions to kick off your semester

New Year, new me, right? Whether you’re for or against New Year’s resolutions, the beginning of 2018 represents a fresh start and an opportunity to become a better more authentic you. I, for one, have never been into the big New Year’s plan things, but there are some habits that I’ve been meaning to pick up and now’s the perfect […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

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 ·