Arts and Life

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Leave it to Laurier: how to let others study in peace

Between final essays, projects and exams, virtually every one of us is completely swamped with work. I get it, it’s the time of the year where everyone is practically living at the library. But that doesn’t mean that we have to act like it’s our own home, either. There’s going to be a lot of other people around you so […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Behold! The true flavour of the holidays

  We inhabit a corporate world and that means that we, as individuals, are valued on a greater scale by our ability to consume. Corporations — businesses both large and small — tap into that need, by which they can tailor our wants and desires to uplift their profit margins. Merry Christmas! Luckily, as a good consumer, this exercise in […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Graphic by Garrison Oosterhof

The Cord’s top Arts & Life picks for 2017

Allegations Remember back in 2016 when we all thought 2017 was going to be a breeze? Obviously we were wrong. Nearing the end of 2017, the media was flooded with allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood. Of course it staggers you to see how many people are saviours of assault and harassment. Reports of sexual misconduct from famous […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Big Sugar brings it home at Maxwells

Big Sugar brings it home at Maxwells

  On Saturday, Nov. 25 I had the pleasure of seeing Big Sugar for the first time. Finally. I say finally because I have been waiting to see them in concert since the first time I heard “Turn the Lights On” in the back of my uncle’s van when I was five. “This is my favourite song,” I declared. Big […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Arts & Crafts with The Cord

  You get to a certain point in the semester where you just can’t read anymore. We, at The Cord, understand that struggle. We too get tired of reading from time to time. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you suggestions of what you can do with The Cord when you can’t look at another word. You […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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The unwritten rules of social media you need to be following

Is social media presence becoming too muddled for you to understand? Are you lost? Take my proverbial hand and allow me to guide you through this mess we’ve all helped to create. Here are the unwritten rules you should always be following for Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Snapchat: I’m not going to say don’t snap drunk—because there’s nothing more […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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My heart left soaring while the critics are roaring

  On Nov. 17, I was one of the few others that went and saw Justice League, the newest instalment of the DCEU movie series. When I say “few others”, I mean that. The theatre wasn’t nearly as packed as compared to when I saw Thor, the week previous. And by now, we’ve all heard how poorly Justice League has […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

Matcha, Matcha Man, Brandon Chow is the Matcha Man

What’s healthy, equivalent to coffee and green all over? Matcha! And entrepreneur Brandon Chow has got it by the truckload. When I first started this “Matcha Madness” escapade I had no idea what the wonderful green substance was, admittedly. “The main difference that people don’t realize is that for green tea you just dip the leaf in the water. But […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Arts and Life, Food ·