Arts and Life

VIDEO – “Playing Piano” sculpture on display at WLU

This sculpture created by artist Marla Hlady is piano that plays by itself through the help of motors and pneumatics. It is on display at the Robert Langen Art Gallery in Wilfrid Laurier University until Oct. 24.

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The top four: Fun things to do on campus

1. People watching: Maybe it sounds lame, but the art of people watching has entertained people for centuries. Why not sit in the concourse and stare at the Laurier community in action? 2. Stealing DH dishes: Nothing gets your blood flowing like some good ol’ fashionned theivery. It’s not immoral if everyone does it and frankly, everyone does do it. […]

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Vocal Cord: Oct. 7, 2009

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Understanding your credit rating

Do you want to own a house in the future? Have your own car? Qualify for a mortgage or consumer loan? Have your own credit card? All of these things and every other major purchase you make in your life will be dependent upon one number: your credit score. Chances are you don’t know your number. That’s okay, because for […]

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Chatting with Flogging Molly

Some words that come to mind when thinking of Ireland: distinct, political and great music to drink to. Today the Irish identity lives on abroad in the Irish-American Celtic-punk hybrid that is Flogging Molly. The band’s sound captures something unique and important; it’s as if a traditional Irish pub decided to hold a hardcore-punk night, but no one bothered to […]

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Designing Laurier

When walking across campus, it’s easy not to notice the design details of classrooms, offices and public spaces. However, for Carol Kego, a co-ordinator for Laurier’s interior design and renovation department, that’s the point. Referring to students, Kego believes that, “They’re not there to appreciate the décor, they’re there to learn.” With this in mind, how does one perfect the […]

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Coupland’s newest offering falls short

Generation A Written by: Douglas Coupland Released on: Sept. 1, 2009 Publisher: Random House Rating: 1.5 out of 4 stars Perhaps one of the most famous Canadian authors of all time, it seems that Douglas Coupland has come full circle. The result is that the post-modern author’s latest offering, Generation A, is ultimately hard to finish. When Coupland published his […]

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Getting a Hawk’s-eye view of Laurier

Of all the students employed at Laurier, the person inside the hawk mascot costume has by far the most thankless job. The overwhelming heat inside the outfit and the perils of being hoisted to the top of a cheerleader pyramid make the job rough enough on its own. On top of that, this person is never allowed to reveal their […]

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Preparing for Oktoberfest

Last year, my first Oktoberfest experience ended in slurred words, smudged makeup, dishevelled clothing and a step-staggering procession from the dance floor to a taxi and finally home to bed. This all took place with an escort from the venue’s fine security staff. This year, I am bound and determined to make sure Oktoberfest is a beer-drinking, hat-wearing, polka-dancing success. […]

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Finding food on the freeway

Foraging is not something reserved for hardcore, live-off-the-land, know-how-to-skin-a-deer kind of people. Have you ever been out walking and noticed a wild apple tree or a patch of black raspberries and picked a few? Congratulations, you’re a forager. While taking a walk one day in June, I stumbled upon a mulberry tree. I picked a bag of them, and so […]

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