Graphic by Alan Li

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 ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

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 ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Sofia Fortino’s “Catharsis” gives relief to those searching for release

Catharsis: a noun used to describe the process of release thereby providing relief from repressed or strong emotions. Catharsis is also the name of the progressive poetry book regarding experiences of mental health which Sofia Fortino, fourth-year psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University, is currently writing. For Fortino, the idea to write the book stemmed from her personal experiences with […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Breaking down the fundamentals of Bullet Journalism

If you’re looking for a new way to stay organized and make memories this school year, you might want to try your hand at bullet journaling.  A bullet journal, at its core, is a no-strings-attached way to track your life. It’s a mix of a to-do list, journal, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook – or whatever else you may want to include. […]

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

Uncovering the hidden gems in Waterloo

A new school year beginning means a new round of first years. Whether you’re new to the area or a local, there’s no denying you’re in for a year of new experiences. Which is why, we at The Cord, have elected ourselves to be your helpful guides and together compiled a list of our favourite spots in Waterloo that may […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Waterloo gives the community a walk to remember

“It’s sort of fun to learn what was here in the past,” Janet Seally, manager of information services and local history at the Waterloo Public Library, said regarding the walking tour of Waterloo Park she led on August 12. Oftentimes, we seem to take our surroundings for granted and we don’t think about local history. Even us history majors can […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·