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Fulfilling the need for live music

Waterloo has a ton of great music to offer audiences. Offering a range of it’s genres to suit the music tastes of any listeners, the quality of performers who play in the city is far and wide. Though it sometimes…

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Best study spaces on and off campus

Sometimes it’s just impossible to get studying done at home, where distractions run rampant. TV, a fridge full of food and your roommates often become excuses to put the books down and procrastinate. Sometimes you just need to get away…

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Exploring Waterloo’s top spots

Best dance club: Pearl (runner up: Phil’s Grandson’s Place) If there is one thing Wilfrid Laurier University students like to do to let loose, it’s get down on the dance floor. There are plenty of dancing options in Waterloo but…

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The ‘summer of false starts’

When The Cord asked me to share my experiences working for an independent magazine this summer, and as a contributor to a New York based hip-hop website, I realized it was more because I made all the wrong decisions. At…

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Turning a passion into a career

Andrew Kolb never thought he would be able to turn his art into a career. Now, the Kitchener-Waterloo native produces illustrations for clients across the country, in the United States and internationally. “I ended up going to school for graphic…

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An introductory guide to school traditions

Starting university can be tough. The classes and work load are more challenging than high school and you are living on your own for the first time. However, Wilfrid Laurier University is more than just academics; it’s an experience. Getting…

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Waterloo’s five best hidden gems

Moving to a new city is always a little nerve-racking. I remember when I first moved to Waterloo for school two years ago, I knew very little about what this city had to offer me. As a student who has…

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Tips to set yourself apart

Attending university for the first time can be scary and exciting. It is a moment filled with anticipation and can be overwhelming as you enter into a new and unknown world. It’s good to have an idea of what you…

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University: shock to the system

Moving away from their families and starting university is the largest transition that first-year students may have ever faced. With more freedom than they have ever known, many students flourish, immersing themselves in their new environment with new experiences. But…