Arts and Life

Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Becoming educated about vaginal health and contraceptive use

Despite the continued insistence that we are becoming a more body positive, sexually progressive society, vaginal health is still a topic that is looked at as uncomfortable, embarrassing or even taboo, of all things, to talk about openly. With puberty books that had basic diagrams of penises and vaginas and phrases like “what to do about the new hair down […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Anders and Mixed Mercy took the stage at the Turret on Friday

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Jan. 31, the doors of the Turret opened and the gradually growing line was let inside, all eager to see DJ duo Mixed Mercy, and Anders, hosted by the A-Team. The number of times I’ve frequented the Turret are few, only having ever been there for academic reasons, but the space was expectedly transformed. The […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
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Digging through the history of Groundhog Day

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday on Feb. 2. Although it was exciting celebrating with the important people in my life, I have to admit that my birthday seems quite insignificant in comparison to the little weather-predicting animals that come out of their dens and into the spotlight each year on the same day. You might even say my […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Checkout your February Cordscopes to find out how this month will go for you

Aries (March 21 – Apr. 19) Heading into spring break season, you’re feeling bold and fierce! Whether it’s booking a last-minute flight to go hiking in the mountains or asking a cutie to a nice dinner, you’re ready and unafraid to get out there. Try on that bright swimsuit and enjoy the world around you. Taurus (Apr. 20 – May […]

by Sarah Tyler· · Arts and Life ·
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Vampire Weekend drops two new tracks for the first time in six years

Grammy award-winning alternative rock band Vampire Weekend made their comeback after an almost six-year hiatus with two new singles that dropped on Thursday, “Harmony Hall” and “2021.” Vampire Weekend, the band composed of four Columbia University graduates who met in college, has been missing in action since the release of their third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City, which […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Yitian Cai

Buying imperfect produce could be the answer to Canada’s food waste problem

  View this post on Instagram   We are selling these spotty fair trade organic bananas at a steep discount of $0.39/lb! 🍌 They’re the perfect ripeness for freezing for smoothies and banana nice cream! Huge thanks to @pfenningsfarm for collaborating with us to help us prevent these bananas from going to waste! Would you like to see us bring […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Christy Regalado

Canada’s new and improved Food Guide is a step in the right direction for healthy eating habits

An ongoing discussion regarding what and how we eat has taken over news outlets and social media comment sections since the government recently released an updated version of Canada’s Food Guide. The last time changes were made to the Food Guide was in 2007, with the newest advisement breaking away from the well-known rainbow visual that has become synonymous with […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

The Cord taste-tested the Presidential Dishes and this was our favourite

It’s that time of year again, Golden Hawks. Election season is in full swing — and that means Presidential Dishes are ready to try. Created by each candidate, every option is available to order off the Wilf’s menu for $13.99. A group of The Cord’s staff gathered together to taste test each dish and give them a rating out of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Stalking, social media and how the Netflix hit “You” has effects in real life

The Netflix show You has taken over Twitter conversation and has amassed a dedicated following of 40 million viewers who can’t get enough of the creepy but captivating Joe Goldberg and his developing obsession with Beck, a woman he briefly encounters in his bookstore.  Praised for its pulpy dramatics and dark writing, You stands as a strong example of what […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·