Arts and Life

The truth about Laurier

10 things brochures won’t tell you about Laurier 1) People do walk on the Hawk and they get great pleasure from doing it. 2) Never trust anything the nurses at Health Services tell you, especially if they say that you are “okay” and you don’t think you are. 3) The dining hall closes at the most convenient meal times and […]

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WLU’s history of the arts

Laurier has hosted its fair share of talented individuals. Here’s a list of just a few of the musical performers and media personalities to come out of WLU. Matte Babel Babel is undoubtedly one of WLU’s most renowned graduates. A former MuchMusic VJ, Babel co-hosted shows such as MuchOnDemand. He currently works as an anchor at Cable Pulse 24’s morning […]

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The Cord’s guide to summer reading

Summer is a time of relaxation and contemplation, but it is also a time to rediscover reading for pleasure – to read those books that you don’t get the chance to while scouring your textbooks and cramming for exams. To help you compile your summer reading list, The Cord has brought together a group of diverse individuals from the WLU […]

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Talking country

Jason Blaine grew up listening to and playing country music in Pembroke, Ontario; however, these humble beginnings have done nothing to hold him back. After attending Algonquin College for business, the now-Nashville-based country star moved to Kitchener-Waterloo, where he worked at Cedar Tree studio with award-winning producer, Rick Hutt. Blaine lived in KW until 2006, when he moved to Nashville […]

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Cord-o-scopes: June 24, 2009

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You will be thrilled to find that your new roommate is caring, neat, funny and shares all of the same interests as you. However, this will all be counteracted by their penchant for loud masturbation. Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22): A change in scenery will allow you the chance to shed that loser […]

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Wisdom disconnect: June 24, 2009

Rhymes with Tackle: A computer screen takes more energy to display a white screen than a black screen. That’s why Heap Media and Google created Blackle to help save energy. It’s believed that a Black Google (a.k.a. Blackle) could save up to 750 megawatt-hours per year. That’s Nothing!: Sir Fredrick Banting is known primarily for his discovery of insulin; however, […]

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Cord-o-scopes: June 24, 2009

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): You will be thrilled to find that your new roommate is caring, neat, funny and shares all of the same interests as you. However, this will all be counteracted by their penchant for loud masturbation. Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22): A change in scenery will allow you the chance to shed that loser […]

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Plaskett talks to the Cord about his three-disc release

Joel Plaskett is breaking from the norm. To put it more specifically, he’s breaking from his norm. Plaskett’s latest album, Three, is a folk-rock collection of conceptual pop songs spanning 27 tracks on three discs. He has also recorded a song with Nova Scotian rapper Classified entitled “One Track Mind” – a departure from the solo efforts that have characterized […]

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Janine Antoni’s body of art

A young woman gnawing through 600 pounds of lard and chocolate, using her hair as a paintbrush or tightroping across the Bahamian horizon is something most would deem as just plain crazy. Yet the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics was bursting full of an audience eager to hear artist Janine Antoni speak in the […]

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Tips for surviving summer school

So, you’re taking summer classes. Well into their third week now, these courses make May feel just like September or January. Except it isn’t just like September or January. Because while you’re inside learning econometrics or reading 13th century English literature, everyone else is outside frolicking in shorts and shades. It’s summer, and courses or no courses, you better start […]

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