Arts and Life

Culture at WLU Part 2: Music faculty concerts

With so much happening at Laurier every day, concerts organized by the school’s faculty of music often go unnoticed. But if one looks a little closer, it’s easy to see that the abundant musical performances offered at our school give students the opportunity to experience something rare. Admitting approximately 300 students annually, Laurier’s music faculty is one of the most […]

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Comic creator speaks to grad students

“Grad school is a state of mind” are words spoken by fictional character Michael Slackenerny. Taken from the popular comic “Piled Higher and Deeper” written by Jorge Cham, Slackenerny’s words are just a sample of the relatable advice offered for graduate students in Cham’s comic. A former graduate student himself, Cham spoke at Laurier’s Bricker Academic Building last Wednesday as […]

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Arts Bites: Sept. 16, 2009

Gallagher leaves … again Surprise! Everyone’s favourite feuding brothers have been in another band-splitting fight. Noel Gallagher claims he can no longer work with younger brother Liam. But fans shouldn’t hold their breath. Oasis will be back together in no time to ride the coattails of their ‘90s success and make another lacklustre album. -Sarah Murphy New American Idol judge […]

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Marianas Trench rocks O-Week

Laurier’s on-campus celebration brought the Tyler Schwende Band, Inward Eye and Marianas Trench to Orientation Week last Tuesday. The three bands performed at the Turret to an audience comprised entirely of first-year students and volunteers, creating a typical O-Week atmosphere with lots of cheering, clapping and dancing – their intensity shifting with each band. Tyler Schwende Band First to take […]

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Seeking out psychics

In a weekend of typical entertainment, visiting with a psychic doesn’t usually make the cut. However, on Sept. 5, I made the trip to Bingeman’s Conference Room A for the bi-annual Psychic Fair. I was always curious as to what motivated a person to seek out a psychic. Was it fear for the future, a desperate need for an ego […]

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Polaris picks

Not short-list worthy Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels While the new Great Lake Swimmers album is a valuable offering to Canadian music, the depressing, repetitive folk CD could very well have remained on the Polaris long-list, in order to make way for more innovative and captivating music on the shortlist. Lost Channels is not only undoubtedly a step backward […]

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Surviving lectures

In my three years at Laurier, I’ve never seen a student’s attention span survive a three-hour lecture. Nor a two-hour lecture, now that I come to think of it. Even 90 minute lectures are pretty sketchy. Frankly, lectures suck. They require you to sit still for hours at a time and achieve the nearly impossible for our generation: focus on […]

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Festival news

Female directors an undeniable presence With films Jennifer’s Body directed by Karyn Kusama, An Education directed by Lone Scherfig and Bright Star directed by former Oscar-nominated Jane Campion claiming sought-after spots on TIFF’s opening night, it is evident that female directors are a stronger presence than ever before at this year’s festival. 90 per cent of directors at American studios […]

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Sept. 16, 2009

Dear Life: I hate when girls who put no effort into being thin show up at the gym to support their fat friends but use the treadmills and other equipment just to go at a snails pace while they sneer at normal women who have to work for their bodies. If you are not going to work out don’t show […]

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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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