Arts and Life

A generation gap

“We live in the space between the end of the movement and the beginning of the revolution.” These words were spoken by American sociologist, novelist and cultural commentator Todd Gitlin in 1967. Civil rights, free love and rock ‘n’ roll: the 1960s and early ‘70s was an era defined by its many revolutions. The Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum introduces this […]

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How to…

Keep the lines of communication open: This is the most essential step. Communicate with your roommate that you are sexually active and that there is a possibility that you will be having sex in your room. Without this communication, every other measure will fall flat. Give advanced notice: In an ideal situation, you can inform your roommate when you’ll be […]

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Outfitting your res room

Moving into residence can bring on a mixture of emotions from fear to excitement. There is no need to worry, since most students look back on their time in residence as a first-year with fond memories. Whether you’re in a dormitory or apartment-style residence, The Cord is giving you great tips about making your small space work for you. Decorate: […]

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What’s the point?

Networking Alissa Ruetz My personal opinion to this question that passes through every university student’s mind at one point or another, is rather simple – university is one giant networking opportunity. Networking, on all levels of the spectrum, will fast-track you to your future destination. Not only are you spending the next four years of your life learning valuable information […]

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Orientation Week: A story

Amber’s dad pulled up to Willison Hall at around 10 a.m. on Labour Day after finally navigating through the droves of cars cramping WLU’s dismal network of parking lots. She jumped when seven 20-something’s all dressed in purple T-shirts and face paint opened the doors to greet her, asked her name and then carried away her belongings before she could […]

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A guide to Waterloo nightlife

As an incoming first-year arriving in just over two months’ time, you most certainly have a lot of questions on your mind. But perhaps no question is more pressing or urgent than the one that is on everyone’s mind: “Where should I get drunk first?” While many incoming first-year students are already legal drinking age, many others will have their […]

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The truth about Laurier

10 things brochures won’t tell you about Laurier 1) People do walk on the Hawk and they get great pleasure from doing it. 2) Never trust anything the nurses at Health Services tell you, especially if they say that you are “okay” and you don’t think you are. 3) The dining hall closes at the most convenient meal times and […]

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WLU’s history of the arts

Laurier has hosted its fair share of talented individuals. Here’s a list of just a few of the musical performers and media personalities to come out of WLU. Matte Babel Babel is undoubtedly one of WLU’s most renowned graduates. A former MuchMusic VJ, Babel co-hosted shows such as MuchOnDemand. He currently works as an anchor at Cable Pulse 24’s morning […]

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The Cord’s guide to summer reading

Summer is a time of relaxation and contemplation, but it is also a time to rediscover reading for pleasure – to read those books that you don’t get the chance to while scouring your textbooks and cramming for exams. To help you compile your summer reading list, The Cord has brought together a group of diverse individuals from the WLU […]

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Talking country

Jason Blaine grew up listening to and playing country music in Pembroke, Ontario; however, these humble beginnings have done nothing to hold him back. After attending Algonquin College for business, the now-Nashville-based country star moved to Kitchener-Waterloo, where he worked at Cedar Tree studio with award-winning producer, Rick Hutt. Blaine lived in KW until 2006, when he moved to Nashville […]

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