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Checkout your February Cordscopes to find out how this month will go for you

Aries (March 21 – Apr. 19) Heading into spring break season, you’re feeling bold and fierce! Whether it’s booking a last-minute flight to go hiking in the mountains or asking a cutie to a nice dinner, you’re ready and unafraid to get out there. Try on that bright swimsuit and enjoy the world around you. Taurus (Apr. 20 – May […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Arts and Life ·
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Vampire Weekend drops two new tracks for the first time in six years

Grammy award-winning alternative rock band Vampire Weekend made their comeback after an almost six-year hiatus with two new singles that dropped on Thursday, “Harmony Hall” and “2021.” Vampire Weekend, the band composed of four Columbia University graduates who met in college, has been missing in action since the release of their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City, which […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Arts and Life ·
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Buying imperfect produce could be the answer to Canada’s food waste problem

  View this post on Instagram   We are selling these spotty fair trade organic bananas at a steep discount of $0.39/lb! 🍌 They’re the perfect ripeness for freezing for smoothies and banana nice cream! Huge thanks to @pfenningsfarm for collaborating with us to help us prevent these bananas from going to waste! Would you like to see us bring […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Christy Regalado

Canada’s new and improved Food Guide is a step in the right direction for healthy eating habits

An ongoing discussion regarding what and how we eat has taken over news outlets and social media comment sections since the government recently released an updated version of Canada’s Food Guide. The last time changes were made to the Food Guide was in 2007, with the newest advisement breaking away from the well-known rainbow visual that has become synonymous with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

It’s that time of year again, Golden Hawks. Election season is in full swing — and that means Presidential Dishes are ready to try. Created by each candidate, every option is available to order off the Wilf’s menu for $13.99. A group of The Cord’s staff gathered together to taste test each dish and give them a rating out of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Stalking, social media and how the Netflix hit “You” has effects in real life

The Netflix show You has taken over Twitter conversation and has amassed a dedicated following of 40 million viewers who can’t get enough of the creepy but captivating Joe Goldberg and his developing obsession with Beck, a woman he briefly encounters in his bookstore.  Praised for its pulpy dramatics and dark writing, You stands as a strong example of what […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jennifer Webb

Laurier’s Faculty of Music collaborated with KWS for a well-received production of “Carmen”

Last weekend, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Music, in collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, brought together over 150 music students, delivering a series of polished and brilliant performances of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, an “opéra comique” — and one of the best known in the world.      There were two concert version performances — meaning it presented with little to […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
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Starting a health and fitness routine during the winter months

During the winter months, I notice that I tend to fall into a cold weather “funk” — I’m more moody, I have less energy and my motivation to eat well and exercise regularly is almost non-existent. Basically, I want to ride out the gloomy weather and lack of sunlight until spring in my bedroom watching Netflix and relying on Uber […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·