Arts and Life

Reliving the nineties on the silver screen

Reliving the nineties on the silver screen

There’s something special about seeing your favourite movies on the big screen. As Karlis Wilde – The Cord’s features editor – revealed last issue, going to the theatre is an experience beyond the actual movie itself. It’s not just the two-hour run time, it’s the atmosphere created around the theatre that keeps us coming back time and time again in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Sofia Fortino’s “Catharsis” gives relief to those searching for release

Catharsis: a noun used to describe the process of release thereby providing relief from repressed or strong emotions. Catharsis is also the name of the progressive poetry book regarding experiences of mental health which Sofia Fortino, fourth-year psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University, is currently writing. For Fortino, the idea to write the book stemmed from her personal experiences with […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Breaking down the fundamentals of Bullet Journalism

If you’re looking for a new way to stay organized and make memories this school year, you might want to try your hand at bullet journaling.  A bullet journal, at its core, is a no-strings-attached way to track your life. It’s a mix of a to-do list, journal, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook – or whatever else you may want to include. […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Starbucks versus Tim Hortons in a latte showdown

  This year Tim Hortons introduced its “perfectly uncomplicated” latte to Canadian and international consumers. The usual hotspot for a double-double or a Boston cream donut is now attempting to size up with its Seattle-born competitor Starbucks – known for their Macchiatos and Frappucinos. Starbucks is the kind of place that allows your not-so-typical coffee consumer to get their dose […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Scoop Du Jour gives a shake to the ice cream world

Amongst the many restaurants, shops and unique places to visit in Uptown Waterloo, a spot to go for ice cream has yet to remain in the core of the town. This past July 1, however, Scoop Du Jour opened up on 28 King Street North in Waterloo. The food-truck-style ice cream shop is located right next to Chainsaw.  Scoop Du […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Uncovering the hidden gems in Waterloo

A new school year beginning means a new round of first years. Whether you’re new to the area or a local, there’s no denying you’re in for a year of new experiences. Which is why, we at The Cord, have elected ourselves to be your helpful guides and together compiled a list of our favourite spots in Waterloo that may […]

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Waterloo gives the community a walk to remember

“It’s sort of fun to learn what was here in the past,” Janet Seally, manager of information services and local history at the Waterloo Public Library, said regarding the walking tour of Waterloo Park she led on August 12. Oftentimes, we seem to take our surroundings for granted and we don’t think about local history. Even us history majors can […]

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