Arts and Life

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St. Jacobs Sparkles market dazzles seasonal shoppers

From Thursday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 18 the St. Jacob’s Sparkles market was held. Attendees were able to get into the holiday spirit with their annual magical event taking over the entire main street. About a 14-minute drive from the Laurier campus, this event was not one to miss. My condolences if you did, there is always next year! While attending the festivities, […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
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Cold and Flu season hits Waterloo Region once again

Cold and flu season is upon us once again. With it comes the annual period where offices are filled with the sounds of sneezing and coughing, hospitals are packed with patients — and people, especially university students, underestimate the dangers associated with influenza. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Laurier hosted a public talk that focused on the flu, how to avoid […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Therapy dogs help students get through ruff times

At Laurier, it’s not uncommon to see a service dog in training on campus or even see people in your building about to take their dog on a walk. It seems like Laurier has an infatuation with the four-legged friends that is unlike any other. Dog therapy has become increasingly popular within academic institutions, but the question is whether these […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Arts and Life ·
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Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorate the end of the First World War

For those who had laid a sacrifice of freedom more than a century ago, this past weekend offered a commemoration of the horrors our forefathers experienced so that we might have the opportunity to exist in an era of peace. This passing Remembrance Day, also known as “Armistice Day,” held on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Queer comedy show gets laughs and praise

On the night of Nov. 8, the warm atmosphere of Patent Social was a welcome treat after being out in the cold. The bar is a hidden gem in uptown Waterloo on Erb St. The classy, upscale venue had a small bar and was complemented with fun elements that bring out the child-at-heart, such as popcorn bowls which could be […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Behind the rising popularity of “wellness” and health management

The wellness approach to a more balanced lifestyle is a trend that has taken over social media and health discussions in recent years. Countless health-related outlets promote “wellness” as being the most effective and positively advocated method to look after ourselves both mentally and physically — from Instagram pages to magazine articles, the way we feel is being prioritized more […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Graffiti Market puts a unique spin on the casual restaurant experience

If you’re looking for something new to experience in Waterloo, I would highly recommend heading over to Graffiti Market. Located at 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener at Catalyst137 — the world’s largest IoT manufacturing hub — Graffiti Market aims to provide art, technology and great food to their customers. Graffiti Market, however, is more than a unique place to dine. […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Golden Hearth Bakery provides fresh, handmade goods to local community

Located on the corner of King and Cedar Street in Kitchener, is a local, 11 year-old confectionery that sells baked goods made completely from scratch with quality, organic ingredients. Providing a variety of fresh products for both the community and other localities in the area like Gilt Restaurant Bar and Lounge, Legacy Greens, Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters and Vincenzo’s — […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Inclusive DEO event endeavours to be a safe space on campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the Rainbow Centre, the Centre for Women and Trans People and Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) hosted their  “Love Letters to Inclusive Feminism” event at Wilfrid Laurier.  Located within the Macdonald House on the Laurier Waterloo campus, it offered a chance for individuals to come together, write, craft […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·