Arts and Life

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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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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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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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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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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