Arts and Life

Murdersharks.com: Boy meets Murdershark

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Gaming: The casual divide

Last week, Nintendo announced that it would cut the price of its Wii console by $50 to combat slumping sales numbers. The move says a great deal about the financial success of the Wii, given that this minor price-drop is the console’s first price reduction since its release nearly three years ago. Contrast the Wii’s relatively consistent price point to […]

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Cord-o-scopes: Sept. 30, 2009

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): After arriving at your business club meeting an hour early, you’ll be horrified to discover that it’s actually a pagan cult, sacrificing students to their heathen god Adam Smith. And you’re next. Scorpio (Oct. 22 to Nov. 21): After taking a much needed break and sleeping in you’ll finally be able to enjoy everyone’s […]

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Vocal Cord: Sept. 30, 2009

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Cord Cross Canada: Couch surfing along the East coast

Making plans At the beginning of the summer, I promised myself to stay away from a corporate office cubicle or a place where I would serve coffee to impatient caffeine addicts. I had been living in Ontario for the last five years and I desperately needed a break. I wanted to do something different; something new, adventurous, fun. There is […]

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Arts bites: Sept. 30, 2009

MJ’s desire to save Hitler Since his death in July, rediscovered interviews with Michael Jackson seem to be a favourite headline among music publications. Last week the Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul In Intimate Conversation was released, offering intelligent, world-altering insights into the life of Michael Jackson. For instance he was too shy to ask Princess […]

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Contemporary art forum runs until Oct. 4

The region of Kitchener-Waterloo is currently being invaded by contemporary visual art. With the biennial Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) exhibition, local and international artists are able to display their pieces in both local galleries and public spaces. Laurier’s Robert Langen Art Gallery is participating in the festival, showcasing Marla Hlady’s Playing Piano. Described as a sound-art sculpture, […]

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What’s the point? School spirit

Pro When I think about how to describe Laurier, school spirit is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s essential to the atmosphere of our campus; it is something that I feel sets us apart from other universities. When students step onto campus for Orientation Week, they are immediately thrust into the centre of it. They are placed on […]

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Former dean of arts kicks it old school

While the band No Fixed Address probably hasn’t made it onto your iTunes, it’s certainly one that hits close to home at Laurier. Founded in part by former dean of arts, and current senior advisor of multi-campus initiatives at Laurier, David Docherty, No Fixed Address is comprised of five men who quite simply, “love an excuse to get together, have […]

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Drinking days: Sept. 30, 2009

Oct. 2: On this day in 1950, Charles Schulz first published the beloved cartoon “Peanuts”. It’s time to rent all the Charlie Brown movies and drink every time he misses kicking the football. Oct. 12: It is believed that on this day in 1999 the world’s population officially reached six billion people. Get hammered knowing that you’re just a miniscule […]

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