Arts and Life

Wisdom disconnect: Sept. 7, 2009

Long shot: The standard golf course now has 18 holes. In the past this wasn’t the case: all golf courses had a different number of holes. It wasn’t until St. Andrews Old Course laid out nine holes one way on a green and nine holes in the opposite direction that golf courses sported 18 holes (this also explains why the […]

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What’s the point? Getting involved

Pro Dave Shore If it didn’t already weigh heavily in your choice to attend this institution, you’re going to learn very quickly that Laurier has a culture very different from other universities. We’ve consistently placed first in every Canadian university ranking for “volunteerism” and “student engagement”. Essentially, Laurier is a place where students don’t just go to class; they get […]

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Cord-o-scopes: Sept. 7, 2009

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): To gain favour with your professors and peers, you should attempt to answer every question raised in class whether or not you know the answer…, or just ask seemingly irrelevant questions instead. They’ll love that. Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Despite what your friends tell you, there is no Laurier nudist club. So […]

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Navigating your O-Week

Sept. 7 begins another year at Wilfrid Laurier University and, for all the incoming first-year students, the start of an entirely new lifestyle. To help new student transition to university life, Laurier offers a number of orientation activities. WLUSU’s traditional O-Week Date: Sept. 7-12 Host: A university orientation week organized by the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union (WLUSU). Who: All […]

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10 Laurier survival tips

Coming into Laurier can be an overwhelming experience. The jump from high school to university involves learning many small lessons, from how to manage your own money to how to do a proper tequila shot. With all the hard work coming your way, The Cord has taken it upon itself to teach incoming students 10 lessons that you won’t have […]

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The Sauce

Now that you’re at university, you may find that you’re overwhelmed with choice and responsibility. One of these choices is what to drink at night, which may be especially difficult now that you’re too old for coolers. (Actually, you’ve probably been too old to drink coolers for a while now, but never mind.) If you find yourself hard pressed for […]

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Drinking days: Sept. 7, 2009

Sept. 9: It’s 09-09-09! That only happens, like, once every century! And unless you plan to be around for 2109, you’d best not miss the opportunity to get plastered. Drink nine beers while playing “Revolution 9” on repeat. Sept. 14: The 14th is the first day of classes. If you’re an academic type, celebrate the beginning of another year of […]

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Polaris Music Prize shortlist announced

Nearly a month after the Polaris Music Prize longlist was announced, the 10 artists and albums that will be considered for the grand prize were named today at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. At around 11 a.m. Holy Fuck – a band shortlisted last year for the $20,000 cash prize – helped announce those selected by holding up a copy […]

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In review: Public Enemies

Public Enemies Directed by Michael Mann Starring: Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale Rating: 5/10 Considering his previous films Heat and Collateral are two of the absolute best crime thrillers ever made, I was expecting Michael Mann’s latest film, Public Enemies, to turn out along the same prestigious lines as those masterpieces. I mean, there wasn’t DeNiro, Pacino or […]

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In review: Far

Artist: Regina Spektor Album: Far Label: Sire Records Released: June 23, 2009 Rating: 7.0/10 Picking up where she left off three years ago, Regina Spektor has reemerged with her fifth full-length album, Far. Promptly commanding one’s undivided attention with the bouncing beat of “The Calculation”, the album opens with a bubbly melody about love and macaroni pieces. (Let’s remember that […]

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