Arts and Life

Murdersharks.com: Boy meets Murdershark

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Gaming: The casual divide

Last week, Nintendo announced that it would cut the price of its Wii console by $50 to combat slumping sales numbers. The move says a great deal about the financial success of the Wii, given that this minor price-drop is the console’s first price reduction since its release nearly three years ago. Contrast the Wii’s relatively consistent price point to […]

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Cord-o-scopes: Sept. 30, 2009

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): After arriving at your business club meeting an hour early, you’ll be horrified to discover that it’s actually a pagan cult, sacrificing students to their heathen god Adam Smith. And you’re next. Scorpio (Oct. 22 to Nov. 21): After taking a much needed break and sleeping in you’ll finally be able to enjoy everyone’s […]

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Vocal Cord: Sept. 30, 2009

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Cord Cross Canada: Couch surfing along the East coast

Making plans At the beginning of the summer, I promised myself to stay away from a corporate office cubicle or a place where I would serve coffee to impatient caffeine addicts. I had been living in Ontario for the last five years and I desperately needed a break. I wanted to do something different; something new, adventurous, fun. There is […]

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What’s the point? School spirit

Pro When I think about how to describe Laurier, school spirit is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s essential to the atmosphere of our campus; it is something that I feel sets us apart from other universities. When students step onto campus for Orientation Week, they are immediately thrust into the centre of it. They are placed on […]

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Drinking days: Sept. 30, 2009

Oct. 2: On this day in 1950, Charles Schulz first published the beloved cartoon “Peanuts”. It’s time to rent all the Charlie Brown movies and drink every time he misses kicking the football. Oct. 12: It is believed that on this day in 1999 the world’s population officially reached six billion people. Get hammered knowing that you’re just a miniscule […]

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Understanding a conflict

One of the first plays shown at the Kitchener-wide performing arts festival Impact 2009, An Attempt to Understand is a production that pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre. The play, which was shown on Saturday night at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener, was written and performed solo by 29-year-old Tarek Halaby, an American citizen of Palestinian heritage. An Attempt to […]

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Thumbs up/Thumbs down: Sept. 30, 2009

Thumbs Up: 1) Oktoberfest and Halloween are quickly approaching. 2) The new amphitheater and the renovations to the Terrace look great. Thumbs Down: 1) Papers, assignments and midterms are quickly approaching. 2) The rest of the campus is still falling apart.

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Exploring literature

On Sunday, The Word on the Street festival ­– a nationwide celebration of books and magazines – came to Kitchener’s Victoria Park. This event marked Kitchener’s eighth year hosting the event. Lined up throughout the park were numerous white tents set up for lectures, storytelling and book displays. Among these were the Kitchener Public Library tent, PostScript Comics tent and […]

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