Arts and Life

Metric ends O-week with a bang

Proving to be one of the most memorable moments in recent Laurier history, Metric’s performance tonight had several thousand lucky first-year students on their feet, chanting and flailing, in the packed Athletic Complex. Full of energy from start to finish, Metric delivered a solid albeit short set, performing every song to its fullest – Emily Haine’s sweet voice never missing […]

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In review: The Polaris Music Prize shortlist

It’s that time of the year. In less than two weeks, the winner of the Polaris Music Prize for excellence in Canadian music will be announced at Toronto’s Masonic Temple on September 21. The award, which was established in 2006, has seen winners Final Fantasy, Patrick Watson and Caribou claim the $20,000 grand prize. To help guide you through the […]

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A movie playlist

It’s time to drop your worn-out copies of Twilight and forget any memory that you may still have left of Transformers 2 because ladies and gents, it is the first week of school. That’s right. There will be no more “chillaxin’” around the pool under whatever rays of sun you were able to muster this summer. It’s time to get […]

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Sept. 7, 2009

Dear Life: Thank you for summer. It was a wonderful week. Maybe next year you can try for a bit longer. Thanks. Sincerely, Awful Tan Dear Life: When is this confounded construction going to end? For the first time I’ve ever experienced, it actually takes more than five minutes to get from point A to point B on campus. What […]

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Profiling a playwright

Sunil Kuruvilla lives a double life. To the Laurier community, he is known as an English graduate turned marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the faculty of music. In the theatre world, he is a celebrated playwright whose award-winning plays have been produced across North America. For Kuruvilla, writing plays is what characterizes his identity. “It’s my primary profession,” he stated. […]

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Culture at WLU

With the goal of stimulating appreciation, enjoyment and knowledge of Canadian art and culture, the Robert Langen Art Gallery re-opens on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and will be offering four new exhibits this school year. Funded mainly by the university, the Langen Gallery, which was established in 1989, features Canadian artists working in a variety of disciplines and techniques. According to […]

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Off the beaten path

Since premiering in 2008, OLN’s show Departures has evolved from a travel show with a modest following to an award-winning movement, garnering public and critical praise for its premise, creativity and uniqueness. With their lust for adventure and life experience, hosts Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach and director of photography Andre Dupuis have captivated audiences by promoting their personal beliefs that […]

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Navigating the city’s arts scene

So you’ve just arrived in what will be your home for the next year, what now? To help you dabble in the rich cultural environment that is Waterloo, The Cord has compiled a list of some of the unique venues the city has to offer Generation X Video, 10 Regina St. N. Feel like staying in and watching a movie? […]

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Wisdom disconnect: Sept. 7, 2009

Long shot: The standard golf course now has 18 holes. In the past this wasn’t the case: all golf courses had a different number of holes. It wasn’t until St. Andrews Old Course laid out nine holes one way on a green and nine holes in the opposite direction that golf courses sported 18 holes (this also explains why the […]

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What’s the point? Getting involved

Pro Dave Shore If it didn’t already weigh heavily in your choice to attend this institution, you’re going to learn very quickly that Laurier has a culture very different from other universities. We’ve consistently placed first in every Canadian university ranking for “volunteerism” and “student engagement”. Essentially, Laurier is a place where students don’t just go to class; they get […]

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