Arts and Life

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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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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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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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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Wisdom disconnect: Oct. 7, 2009

Holy moly: Mole Day, commemorating the chemistry mole, 6.02×1023, is celebrated on Oct. 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. This year the theme for Mole Day is “The Molar Express”. Past Mole Day themes included “Celebrate the Molennium”, “Pi a la Mole”, and “Mole Madness”. Tutti Frutti: Fruitarianism is an extreme type of vegetarian diet. Although there are many […]

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