Arts and Life

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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Cord-o-scopes: June 24, 2009

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You will be thrilled to find that your new roommate is caring, neat, funny and shares all of the same interests as you. However, this will all be counteracted by their penchant for loud masturbation. Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22): A change in scenery will allow you the chance to shed that loser […]

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Plaskett talks to the Cord about his three-disc release

Joel Plaskett is breaking from the norm. To put it more specifically, he’s breaking from his norm. Plaskett’s latest album, Three, is a folk-rock collection of conceptual pop songs spanning 27 tracks on three discs. He has also recorded a song with Nova Scotian rapper Classified entitled “One Track Mind” – a departure from the solo efforts that have characterized […]

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Janine Antoni’s body of art

A young woman gnawing through 600 pounds of lard and chocolate, using her hair as a paintbrush or tightroping across the Bahamian horizon is something most would deem as just plain crazy. Yet the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics was bursting full of an audience eager to hear artist Janine Antoni speak in the […]

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Tips for surviving summer school

So, you’re taking summer classes. Well into their third week now, these courses make May feel just like September or January. Except it isn’t just like September or January. Because while you’re inside learning econometrics or reading 13th century English literature, everyone else is outside frolicking in shorts and shades. It’s summer, and courses or no courses, you better start […]

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May 20, 2009

Dear Life: How come we didn’t get a single snow day this year? Winter is cold and miserable and the only good thing about all the crappy weather is that sometimes we don’t have to go to school. Except you dropped the ball this year and planned all the good snow storms on weekends. You better make it up to […]

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Goodbye, Silver Spur

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of the Silver Spur in its 13th year on May 4, 2009. After a long and hard-fought battle, the Silver Spur – or the Spur as it was known by friends – home of “Spursdays”, finally earned a well-deserved rest after it was sold to a local developer. After […]

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Cord-o-scopes: May 20, 2009

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): You’ve recently been feeling the need to start thinking about your future. Work, travel and graduate school are all at the back of your mind. There’s no point in these things, because the world is going to end in 2012. No, really, it’s true; the Internet says so. Cancer (June 21 to July 22): […]

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