Arts and Life

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Sustainable menstruation event educates students about eco-friendly period products

On Mar. 21, the Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and LSPIRG hosted “Bleed Red, Go Green: Exploring Sustainable Menstruation.” This workshop, which was open to all menstruating people regardless of gender, allowed student attendees to learn about menstruation and its relationship to the environment.     The event featured presentations from DivaCup, SHORE Centre in Kitchener-Waterloo and LSPIRG. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

How to tackle taxes as a university student

Although adulthood has been categorized as a milestone you reach when you turn 18, for many people the responsibilities that are expected and associated with that title aren’t defined and learned until you’re much older. As a student in university, I’m surrounded by other people who consistently have similar difficulties with adult tasks. There’s a reason why there have been […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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CatVideoFest raises awareness about shelter cats at the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society

On Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Princess Twin Cinema, in collaboration with the Kitchener Humane Society, held their latest “CatVideoFest.” An event where cat and animal lovers alike could watch compilations of submitted cat videos and other funny videos, as well as more educational pieces. This is the third event that the two groups have […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Looking at how St. Patrick’s Day affects local bars in uptown Waterloo

When the smoke clears and the empty bottles and cups have been cleaned up the St. Patrick’s Day assault upon local drinking institutions comes to a conclusion for another year. But the important question remains: How do many of these bars and clubs prepare for such an overwhelmingly busy night? For some, such as Stark & Perri, Night School and […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Alternative tips for fun on St. Paddy’s Day that don’t involve drinking

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, which meant that it was time to dress up in every green piece of clothing you owned, suddenly become very vocal about your two per cent Irish ancestry and, most importantly, drink from dusk till dawn. It’s no surprise that Laurier students have made this event a staple of party culture, filling out […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahamn

Phone games can have surprising benefits

From puzzle games like Candy Crush or Tetris, to card games like Texas Hold ‘Em, to strategy games like Clash of Clans and word games like Words With Friends, the rise in mobile and Facebook games have made a noticeable impact on our society as popularity towards “social games” have skyrocketed.  Since October 2017, Facebook has been investing heavily in […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

What Freshii’s declining sales means for the healthy fast food industry

Freshii, the Canadian fresh food establishment that serves a variety of healthy meal options, has suffered declining sales in recent years. The CEO is trying to combat these declining numbers by scaling back a number of their formerly planned ventures — but the question remains, can a restaurant like Freshii stay afloat with their current prices? Unlike other fast food […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·