Arts and Life

What’s the point? School spirit

Pro When I think about how to describe Laurier, school spirit is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s essential to the atmosphere of our campus; it is something that I feel sets us apart from other universities. When students step onto campus for Orientation Week, they are immediately thrust into the centre of it. They are placed on […]

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Drinking days: Sept. 30, 2009

Oct. 2: On this day in 1950, Charles Schulz first published the beloved cartoon “Peanuts”. It’s time to rent all the Charlie Brown movies and drink every time he misses kicking the football. Oct. 12: It is believed that on this day in 1999 the world’s population officially reached six billion people. Get hammered knowing that you’re just a miniscule […]

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Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Sept. 30, 2009

Thumbs Up: 1) Oktoberfest and Halloween are quickly approaching. 2) The new amphitheater and the renovations to the Terrace look great. Thumbs Down: 1) Papers, assignments and midterms are quickly approaching. 2) The rest of the campus is still falling apart.

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DJ Demers is on a quest for comedy

“The only difference between those who do and those who don’t is that those who do, do,” DJ Demers explained in an interview with The Cord. These words, which he heard from Indigo Books owner Heather Reisman during last year’s commencement at Laurier, have helped shape his life philosophy. This is the mentality that has set Demers on the path […]

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The end of ‘cool’

Sept. 26 will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of my idol, Mr. Paul Newman. There is something that I have given a lot of thought to since his passing. An idea that I cannot help but feel is truer than I want it to be. Since Paul Newman has left us, the definition of what we have come […]

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Polaris: Canada’s best album

On Monday night, artists, industry employees and press came together at the Masonic Temple in Toronto to celebrate the essence and diversity of Canadian music at the Polaris Music Prize gala. The star-studded event in Canadian music marked the announcement of the prize’s winner, from the nominated group of 10 Canadian-made albums, selected purely on artistic merit. At 12:15 a.m., […]

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The Midway State kicks off Wilf’s concerts

Last Thursday, The Midway State performed at Wilf’s as part of a weekly concert series entitled “Thursday Night Live.” The opening band, Everlea, hit the stage around 11:15 p.m. to a crowd of about 20 people who were there for the music, and about 60 others who were drinking or eating supper. The energetic and talented pop-rock band played a […]

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In Review: Sept. 23, 2009

The Final Destination 3D Directed by: David R. Ellis Starring: Bobby Campo and Shantel VanSanten 1/4 There is definitely a reason why this was the final destination: because once viewers realize that they were suckered into not only a low-budget horror film, but that they also wasted extra money to see it in 3D, nobody would ever go see another […]

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Upcoming arts events in KW

Through Sunday, Oct. 4 Various Venues in KW Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. University of Waterloo Veer: A film about Cycling Thursday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 3 Various Venues in KW Impact 09 Theatre Festival Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. Maxwell’s Music House Crush Luther w/ Trainlight Saturday, Sept. 26 @ […]

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In Review: The Toronto International Film Festival

Los abrazos rotos Directed by Pedro Almodovar Spain 3.5/4 For those familiar with the works of director Pedro Almodovar, Broken Embraces might seem like somewhat foreign fare: a complicated, multi-layered plot involving a myriad of characters, most of whom are struggling with emotional hangups. The film, starring Penelope Cruz, is full of Hitchcock references and heavy sexual overtones. Nonetheless, Almodovar […]

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