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“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” is full of surprise twist and turns

Black Mirror, the British science fiction anthology series that portrays dark depictions of an alternate present-day and near future, surprised Netflix viewers with a “movie” released on Dec. 28, after the trailer was released just one day before. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an interactive, build-your-own adventure style psychological thriller that places the viewer in control of the storyline and the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Qiao Liu

Coping with the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you’ve begun to feel uncontrollably and unexplainably morose as the days become shorter, the darkness arrives earlier and the weather becomes colder and more unforgiving, then you may be one of the unfortunate few who suffers from seasonal depression. Also called Seasonal Affective Disorder (literally, S.A.D.), seasonal depression is a specific type of mood disorder that is most related […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
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Fight the cold with face masks for dry skin

I don’t know about you, but my skin is always in shambles once the winter rolls around. The cold, dry air mixed with exam season stress is enough to wreak absolute havoc on my skin, and unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with good skin by anyone’s standards. But, I’d consider myself pretty good at spending money on beauty products, and I […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
2018 in review: top 3’s of the year

2018 in review: top 3’s of the year

by Cord Staff· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

Laurier advocates to eliminate gender based violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is currently taking place on Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10.   The initiative is being collaboratively run by Laurier Sexual Violence Education Group, Laurier’s Student Wellness Centre, the Diversity and Equity Office, Waterloo Region’s Sexual Assault Centre as well as Advocates for Student Culture of Consent.   “This […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Photo by Mdeline McInnis

The Cord picks: Best holiday gifts we’ve ever received

Alyssa Di Sabatino ~ Opinion Editor Last year for Christmas, my boyfriend surprised me with a pair of concert tickets to see Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator in Toronto. The concert was in February, so there was a significant time period between me receiving the gift and actually getting to go to the concert, but I loved having something to […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts and Life ·
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The Paper Kites fly high at Maxwell’s

On the chilly evening of Nov. 23, a long line of people — primarily couples and small groups of friends — waited impatiently outside of Maxwell’s Concerts and Events to see The Paper Kites. Around 7:30 p.m., the reasonably sized crowd was ushered through the doors where I was able to meander around the space before the opening act. Having […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

The best winter boots to get you across campus

Living in Canada with the harsh and unpredictable winters that we are hit with each year, means that having the perfect pair of winter boots to wear through the cold, snow and ice is essential. Finding boots that don’t leak, slip on ice, fall apart after a year of use or are simply not warm enough, can be quite the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·