Arts and Life

Talking music with Alexisonfire

In a concert put on by the A-Team last Friday night, Alexisonfire – a band slotted almost annually for Laurier concerts – performed to a pumped up, and at times hostile, Turret. From the moment they walked on stage at 10:55 p.m. they had amazing energy; particularly vocalist George Pettit and bassist Chris Steele who, for the entire show, were […]

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Chasing after “walking art”

The front row seats at a New York fashion show are typically reserved for the editors of Vogue and Elle, for celebrities and for industry giants. But at the semi-annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last week, one front row seat was saved for Nadia Masri, a second-year communications and psychology student at Laurier. Masri runs her own fashion […]

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Poster purchasing pointers

With the poster sale returning to WLU, making the concourse virtually impassable and making us all late for class, you may be asking yourself: with all of the choice available, how can a single person navigate through the endless maze to find the poster of their dreams? Well don’t fret, because despite all of the selection available, it’s really only […]

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Widsom disconnect: The week in pointless info – Sept. 23

Table manners The European and American way of holding utensils have been established because of the significance of the knife. During the Middle Ages, knives were commonly used as both utensils and weapons. As such, the knife represented a threat of danger during dining experiences, causing Europeans to always keep the knife in their hand during the meal for more […]

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Cord Cross Canada: Adventures in the Northern wild

In the wild On my last morning in Inuvik I walked the 15 minutes from the Arctic Chalet to Grassy Lake. I didn’t have bear spray, but I did have a canoe paddle I could wave around or strike with – it was enough to keep the bears away, apparently. I also had a mosquito hat, but I lucked out […]

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The top four: Drunk food places in Waterloo

1. Pilot Pita: Have you ever had a pita better than the BBQ chicken at this place? Add in an appetite, a drunken night and a student’s budget, and you’ve got a formula for deliciousness. 2. King and University street meat: Forget looking at your calendar – you can tell it’s summer when the hot dog cart is out by […]

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Sept. 23, 2009

Dear Life: Please remove the 2nd floor option from the elevators in the DAWB so that lazy people stop taking the elevator up one floor when they should be taking the stairs. Sincerely, Works on the 4th Floor Dear Life: Naps are brilliant. Peaceful, warm, safe, relaxing and slightly rebellious they are composed of every element one tries to strive […]

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Fucked Up takes Polaris

Hardcore band Fucked Up was declared the winner of the 2009 Polaris Music Prize around 12:15 a.m. tonight. With the victory, the musicians received a $20,000 cheque which frontman Damian Abraham explained they will use to create a benefit release to raise money for a charity dealing with the growing issue of missing Aboriginal women in Canada. The announcement was […]

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Metric rocks O-Week

From the moment Metric vocalist Emily Haines stepped on-stage – a vision of sequins and striking dark makeup – the atmosphere at the Athletic Complex, packed to the brim with first-year students, was out of control. If you thought O-Week spirit was intense, imagine the gym packed with 2,100 dancing, singing and “woo”-ing students, crowd-surfing and chanting O-Week cheers to […]

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How to…escape by-law fines

Keep the road beers at home: Alright, we all know how awesome it is to drink a tallboy on your way to the bar, but do you really want a $150 fine for the luxury? At least untill by-law enforcement settles down in October, don’t take the risk of bringing one for the road. That includes nalgenes filled with conspicuous […]

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