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Cord arts presents: NXNE preview

  Once again hitting the downtown core of Toronto, North by Northeast is now entering into its 20th year. Seen as a vehicle allowing emerging artists from music, film, comedy and art the chance to introduce their craft to new audiences, the city-spanning festival also brings in some internationally famous headlining acts.To mark 20 years, over 1,000 musical performers have […]

by Cord Staff· · Arts ·
Clockwise from top left: Liberal candidate Jamie Burton, Green party candidate Stacey Danckert, NDP incumbent Catherine Fife and PC candidate Tracey Weiler

Local MPP candidates address student issues

With two universities and one college located in Waterloo region, students are large stakeholders in the community. With the June 12 provincial election approaching, the local party leaders have a particular set of issues to address alongside those of the community at large. The parties have chosen to engage in a variety of student-related concerns, such as affordable education, job […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · Local ·
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Five fresh faces added to women’s basketball

With the sound of bronze still ringing freshly in their ears from the previous season, the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s basketball team looked to refurbish their roster by adding five new recruits. Last year’s successful season was led by four veteran players who took them all the way to nationals. Those four — Doreen Bonsu, Bree Chaput, Laura Doyle and […]

by Josh Peters· · Archive, Basketball ·
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Bringing Egypt to downtown Kitchener

On May 15, THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener welcomed the Unwrapping Egypt exhibit, which hosts approximately 400 replications of ancient artifacts beginning with early Egyptian culture and expanding into Cleopatra VII’s endeavour to generate a coalition with the Roman Empire. Busts of Marcus Antonius and Julius Caesar are intriguing features of the eventual Roman association. However, the allure of this exhibition […]

by Kate Turner· · Arts ·
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Measles outbreak in western Canada causes concern

Earlier this spring measles plagued western Canada, and health officials are calling it the largest outbreak in decades. Luckily, danger of the disease spreading is reportedly decreasing, however people still need to be cautious and avoid contracting the disease. The disease is extremely contagious and is caused by a virus. It can lead to dangerous symptoms that may even result […]

by Daina Goldfinger· · National ·
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Students gaining tech skills in the classroom

In response to the growth of technology’s role in the lives and careers of Canadians, some school boards in Ontario have agreed to allow a program into their elementary and high schools giving students the opportunity to develop computer-related skills. The program,, is an initiative led by the Ottawa Network for Education. Its mentor program began in Jan. 2012 […]

by Marissa Evans· · National ·
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Waterloo fry shop serves up Beligian delicacy

Fries can be a letdown if not done right. You can find good fries, but it’s hard to find great fries — the type of fries that make your mouth water and fill you up for more than 15 minutes. Well, now your fry desires have been answered. Frites is an amazingly placed fry eatery that offers fresh Belgian fries. […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Life ·
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Rugby coach says goodbye

On May 5, Wilfrid Laurier University’s athletics and recreation department announced men’s rugby head coach Rob McQueen will not be returning for the 2014-2015 season. Since joining the program in 2010, McQueen has compiled a 3-27 record with the club, with a winless season this past year. “We went to our student athlete evaluation process, as we do every year. […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · More Sports, Sports ·
Final projects set in motion

Final projects set in motion

The final third of the Student Life Levy (SLL) funds has been approved for the 2013-14 year and distributed to multiple projects on the Waterloo campus. And for the first time, student-at-large projects have been funded. Three projects of the nine total projects approved were submitted by students on their own. The largest sum of money will go to a […]

by Marissa Evans· · Campus ·