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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Warm weather, the sun, at least some free time and the rainbow flag is flying overhead. June is Pride Month and festivals are picking up to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in our communities. Queer history is being explored and showcased in many ways for those who are eager to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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Soul searching with a psychic

Next month I’m turning 21. Like most people my age, I have no idea who I am, what I’m supposed to do or who I’m supposed to be. Of course, I have dreams, but they all seem so distant and unachievable that they’re usually boiled down to another anxiety that keeps me up at night. So – with what I […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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How to cut the budget and save the corners

When you’re making an investment in your future, particularly one as huge as university, saving a few bucks here and there can really add up. But where should you save on those investments? Heading to the dollar store for your school supplies can be a great way to keep your bank account happy. However, if you’re a stationery snob like […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Instagram model, Cameron McElroy, moving on from the fitness industry

Being an Instagram aficionado is what’s on the mind of almost everyone our age. Every party and event we go to is a dud, if we didn’t get a good picture to capture the moment and share with all of our friends. It has become an obsessive online reflection of ourselves, one which we routinely tweak and perfect to garner […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·