Arts and Life

Afternoon of the living dead

The sun was shining; it was a great day for the undead to walk the streets. We gathered outside of Waterloo Town Square LCBO. It was a pleasant surprise to see so many of my undead kin – more than 100 zombies showed up. Zombie Master Mike Greaves, owner of Waterloo’s independent video store Generation X that sponsored the event, […]

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Metric lights up Centre in the Square

After a summer tour that included slots at England’s Glastonbury and Paris’ Rock en Seine festivals, Metric found a few minutes to begin the Canadian leg of their globe trotting tour in Kitchener last Thursday night, with Montreal indie-rockers The Stills as their opener. Kicking off the show with “Twilight Galaxy” to a visual background that felt like one, it […]

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Vocal Cord: Oct. 21, 2009

“What’s your favourite website to waste time on?”

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Learning from hardship

Thanksgiving weekend is typically a time when students go home to mooch free food off of lonely parents and to be thankful that they do not have to spend yet another weekend in their run-down, low-budget houses. However, for Laurier graduate Josh Martin, author of Simple(ton) Living, there is a lot more to be thankful for this year. Oct. 15 […]

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GRT: A user’s guide

The best part of my day is when I get the chance to – no, the pleasure of – riding on the Grand River Transit (GRT). I don’t see it merely as a mode of transport but as a sort of adventure. Like any adventure seeker however, one cannot expect to just throw oneself haphazardly into the world of public […]

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The Sauce: The great straw debate

Does drinking alcohol through a straw make you more drunk? When this question came up in a discussion between a friend and I last week, I came to the conclusion that this was a predicament that only science could answer. By combining the scientific process, some booze, a few test subjects and a rubric for a grade six science project […]

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Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Oct. 21, 2009

Thumbs up: 1) We’re 10 days away from Halloween, one of the best party days of the year. 2) Canada has avoided a fall election, saving taxpayer dollars. Thumbs down: 1) We’re 10 days away from Halloween, and have to spend $80 on a costume we’ll wear once. 2) Canada has avoided a fall election, so we won’t get to […]

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Oct. 21, 2009

Dear Life: I’m sick of being jammed in the elevator with 20 other people with half who get off on the second floor. I walk to the fifth floor just to avoid you lazy sloths! Sincerely, Fit For Stairs Dear Life: Why do first year science students think it is okay to wear their lab coats everywhere? In the bathroom, […]

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Exposing injustice

Independent film-making can be difficult in Canada; especially when major Canadian broadcasters deem your subject matter unprofitable. Such was Paul Manly’s situation when trying to pitch a feature length documentary exposing Canadian government and corporate involvement with the Interprovincial Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) SPP? TILMA? What? You […]

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Laying it bare

Secrets: everybody has one. Embarrassing moments, habits, hopes, confessions, desires and dreams – keeping secrets is fairly synonymous with being human. Now imagine your greatest secrets anonymously posted for the whole world to see. Would you feel nervous? Relieved? Author Frank Warren believes that sharing these secrets in a secure environment connects us as a world community. In his book […]

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