Arts and Life

Rock legend Bob Dylan takes stage in Kitchener

Not long after the doors opened at 7:30 p.m. at Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium Saturday night, the legendary Bob Dylan took to the stage. The announcer introduced the iconic figure, hardly needing any introduction at all, stating, “Ladies and gentleman. Bob Dylan.” With no supporting act, Dylan took the stage with his five-piece band for a lengthy two-hour set. Kitchener was […]

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Nov. 11, 2009

Dear Life: For the love of god don’t take up both arm rests during crowded lectures. I thought this was an unspoken rule. Just take the one to your right. I know you can feel my subtle nudges you prick. Sincerely, This Close to Smacking Your Arm Dear Life: Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t people supposed to be […]

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Wisdom disconnect: Nov. 11, 2009

Relativity: One day on Venus is longer than its year. That is, it takes Venus longer to rotate once around its axis than it does for it to orbit once around the sun. Finders/Keepers: The Kennewick Man is the name given to the skeletal remains found in Washington on July 28, 1996. The remains, through carbon dating, were found to […]

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Putting stress on relationships

In troubled times, couples can be pushed apart or drawn together. I sit firmly in the former category, and my “troubled times” are midterms. Be it Arts, Business, Science or Music, midterms are brutal. Some people can handle the pressure and others just cannot. I find that in times of overloaded stress, relationships tend to suffer. Exhibit A: Myself. When […]

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“Your own personal self-help book”

Have you ever thought it would be great to have someone in your life that could help you keep it all together? To perhaps help you tackle your procrastination issues, gain more confidence, kick your butt to get to the gym, and help you figure out just what the heck you should do after graduation? Meet Wendy Pauls, local life […]

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Coco Chanel’s fashionable fairytale

Coco Avant Chanel Director: Anne Fontaine Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos Release date: Sept. 25. 2009 EDMONTON (CUP) – She gave us the little black dress, she gave us perfume and she gave us the simplicity and comfort we craved in women’s clothing. She’s beauty and she’s grace. She’s France’s own Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, […]

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Navigating the Career Centre

On Sunday, Nov. 1, I was struck by a sudden realization that this semester is almost over. For me, that means graduation is only a few months away. And while you might think that this would be a cause for celebration – I’ll finally be free after four long years here at Laurier – in actuality I am finding the […]

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Moustaches take over November

SASKATOON (CUP) – If you see an army of moustaches this month, just remind yourself it’s for the greater good. “Movember,” as it has grown to be called, supposedly began in 2003 when a group of friends sat drinking in Melbourne, Australia, and a discussion sprang up about bringing back the glory days of the moustache. To legitimize their dubious […]

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The Most Serene Republic

Taking a quick break to freshen up between coasts, indie post-rock collective The Most Serene Republic are about to paint Southern Ontario a shade of eclectic in support of their latest effort …And The Ever Expanding Universe. After playing 30 shows in just as many days, singer and guitarist Emma Ditchburn explained to The Cord in a phone interview that […]

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A night of comedy

Last Wednesday, the A-Team’s Comedy Night brought renowned television personality Trixx of Video on Trial to Wilf’s. The bar was packed; everyone with an “A” for A-Team on their wrists and drinks in their hand was ready to laugh. Starting off slowly, with dull, obnoxious host Sam Easton and the last-minute comedian supporting act, Mike, the show really began with […]

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