Arts and Life

Profiling a playwright

Sunil Kuruvilla lives a double life. To the Laurier community, he is known as an English graduate turned marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the faculty of music. In the theatre world, he is a celebrated playwright whose award-winning plays have been produced across North America. For Kuruvilla, writing plays is what characterizes his identity. “It’s my primary profession,” he stated. […]

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Culture at WLU

With the goal of stimulating appreciation, enjoyment and knowledge of Canadian art and culture, the Robert Langen Art Gallery re-opens on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and will be offering four new exhibits this school year. Funded mainly by the university, the Langen Gallery, which was established in 1989, features Canadian artists working in a variety of disciplines and techniques. According to […]

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Off the beaten path

Since premiering in 2008, OLN’s show Departures has evolved from a travel show with a modest following to an award-winning movement, garnering public and critical praise for its premise, creativity and uniqueness. With their lust for adventure and life experience, hosts Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach and director of photography Andre Dupuis have captivated audiences by promoting their personal beliefs that […]

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Navigating the city’s arts scene

So you’ve just arrived in what will be your home for the next year, what now? To help you dabble in the rich cultural environment that is Waterloo, The Cord has compiled a list of some of the unique venues the city has to offer Generation X Video, 10 Regina St. N. Feel like staying in and watching a movie? […]

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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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