Arts and Life

Drinking days: Sept. 30, 2009

Oct. 2: On this day in 1950, Charles Schulz first published the beloved cartoon “Peanuts”. It’s time to rent all the Charlie Brown movies and drink every time he misses kicking the football. Oct. 12: It is believed that on this day in 1999 the world’s population officially reached six billion people. Get hammered knowing that you’re just a miniscule […]

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Understanding a conflict

One of the first plays shown at the Kitchener-wide performing arts festival Impact 2009, An Attempt to Understand is a production that pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre. The play, which was shown on Saturday night at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener, was written and performed solo by 29-year-old Tarek Halaby, an American citizen of Palestinian heritage. An Attempt to […]

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Exploring literature

On Sunday, The Word on the Street festival ­– a nationwide celebration of books and magazines – came to Kitchener’s Victoria Park. This event marked Kitchener’s eighth year hosting the event. Lined up throughout the park were numerous white tents set up for lectures, storytelling and book displays. Among these were the Kitchener Public Library tent, PostScript Comics tent and […]

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Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Sept. 30, 2009

Thumbs Up: 1) Oktoberfest and Halloween are quickly approaching. 2) The new amphitheater and the renovations to the Terrace look great. Thumbs Down: 1) Papers, assignments and midterms are quickly approaching. 2) The rest of the campus is still falling apart.

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Arts bites: Sept. 30, 2009

MJ’s desire to save Hitler Since his death in July, rediscovered interviews with Michael Jackson seem to be a favourite headline among music publications. Last week the Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul In Intimate Conversation was released, offering intelligent, world-altering insights into the life of Michael Jackson. For instance he was too shy to ask Princess […]

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DJ Demers is on a quest for comedy

“The only difference between those who do and those who don’t is that those who do, do,” DJ Demers explained in an interview with The Cord. These words, which he heard from Indigo Books owner Heather Reisman during last year’s commencement at Laurier, have helped shape his life philosophy. This is the mentality that has set Demers on the path […]

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Contemporary art forum runs until Oct. 4

The region of Kitchener-Waterloo is currently being invaded by contemporary visual art. With the biennial Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) exhibition, local and international artists are able to display their pieces in both local galleries and public spaces. Laurier’s Robert Langen Art Gallery is participating in the festival, showcasing Marla Hlady’s Playing Piano. Described as a sound-art sculpture, […]

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Last-Ditch Effort: Sept. 30

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Former dean of arts kicks it old school

While the band No Fixed Address probably hasn’t made it onto your iTunes, it’s certainly one that hits close to home at Laurier. Founded in part by former dean of arts, and current senior advisor of multi-campus initiatives at Laurier, David Docherty, No Fixed Address is comprised of five men who quite simply, “love an excuse to get together, have […]

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What’s the point? School spirit

Pro When I think about how to describe Laurier, school spirit is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s essential to the atmosphere of our campus; it is something that I feel sets us apart from other universities. When students step onto campus for Orientation Week, they are immediately thrust into the centre of it. They are placed on […]

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