Arts and Life

The Dirty Nil take the year’s first Last Band Standing title

Last Thursday night, Wilf’s was packed to the brim with aspiring musicians and dedicated music lovers for A-Team’s Last Band Standing (LBS). LBS is a four part series in which student musicians compete for $1000 and the distinction of being the “last band standing.” This year, Silence in Stereo, Mac Attack, The Dirty Nil and Far from Rich beat out […]

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Behold, the new Zune HD

After much anticipation, the new multimedia player from Microsoft named the Zune HD has arrived. The Zune HD is the successor to the original Zune with a sleeker body line, beautiful new user-interface, new features and more. So the question on everybody’s mind is how does this Zune HD stack up against the all mighty iPod Touch? Well let’s found […]

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In review: Oct. 15, 2009

The Invention of Lying Directed by: Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson Starring: Ricky Gervais Released: Oct. 2, 2009 2/4 Living in a world where every single person’s thoughts are exposed seems tempting, right? Well, if I lived in such a world I’d be forced to say that The Invention of Lying fails to produce the expected success. Ricky Gervais stars […]

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Finding the meaning of Thanksgiving

This past Thanksgiving, I welcomed the opportunity to go up to the cottage and see my family. Since starting university, I have become grateful for these times to talk and catch up with family and friends, something that I didn’t appreciate years ago.      Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to go back home and remember those precious moments to help […]

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Boot-iful or UGG-ly?

Shoulder pads, parachute pants, Crocs… a lot of ridiculous fashion trends have come and gone over the years. However, there is one fad that seems to have decided to stick around season after season here at Laurier: the UGG boot. Whether you love them or hate them, many girls seem to love them and insist on wearing them day in […]

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What’s the point? Vegetarianism

Vegetarian Cows were once wild animals that roamed free and took care of themselves. Now, many centuries later, the thought of a wild cow is absurd. How could a cow possibly fend for herself? They have become domesticated animals that rely entirely on humans to take care of them. And torture them. And eat them. So now that these animals […]

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Seeking to thrill

Despite the demands of touring and maintaining a sense of constant creativity, Toronto’s Dragonette has successfully kept the passion, positivity and energy that are instantly evident in their live performances. In support of their latest release and second full-length album, Fixin To Thrill, the band has launched a massive world-wide tour that brought them to the Starlight Lounge last Wednesday […]

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Funny women: Yes, they exist

How many of you out there saw Couples Retreat this weekend? It made approximately $35 million at the box office, so some of you had to have seen it. Obviously, the general public felt differently than I did: that it was worthy of their $12. I have no problem with people who saw it because it’s a film that plays […]

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Critiquing Canadian art

If every mid-life crisis ended with the production of a mesmerizing piece of art highlighting the beauty of British Columbia’s natural landscape and receiving critical acclaim from a group of local artists, middle age wouldn’t seem so bad. For Kathleen Poste, a registered nurse at the Grand River Hospital, it was a mid-life crisis that caused the self-taught artist to […]

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The dangers of extreme diets

For those of you thinking of losing those extra Thanksgiving pounds by dieting, I can offer you one piece of advice: don’t. Dieting is one of the most detrimental things you can do to your body. It not only slows down your metabolism, but it can really mess up your emotions, mindset and ability to function like a normal human […]

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