Articles by: Madeline McInnis

A lack of time is no excuse to get out of commitments

A lack of time is no excuse to get out of commitments

By far, the compliment I most frequently receive is about how many things I do and how I manage to balance them without letting anything else fail. That, for me, is just my life. I balance a ton of extracurriculars, place a huge emphasis on school and still try to make the people in my life that I love know […]

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What in collaboration? How to maneuver the dreaded task

By far, the two scariest words in the English language are “group project.” The excuse I was always given in high school for making these collaborative nightmares mandatory was that it would give us preparation for the “real world” of employment, where we’d have to work with other people to reach a collective goal. That’s pretty difficult to see when […]

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Tribe Called Red mixes politics and EDM in the Turret

Especially for a free event, A Tribe Called Red was worth my Tuesday night. Going into the concert, I knew nothing about the band. I’d never heard any of their music and I had no expectations, other than knowing that my boss’s sister loves them. Not a lot to go on, but I think that worked really well in that I […]

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The key to being a successful writer

The key to being a successful writer

“I want to be a writer,” mutter thousands of students, all around the world, every day. It’s a dream job and it’s the thing that a lot of us want the most in the world. Whether it’s as a novelist, journalist, poet or academic, expressing ourselves in words is something that a lot of us love to do – and […]

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Kicking the bucket and looking back on loved ones

In the latest issue of our sister publication, The Sputnik, there was a feature about a lady who looked like “someone’s stylish aunt” who read tarot cards and contacted the “great beyond” that is death. The writer, Dellesia Noah, had an experience contacting her grandmother she never met in this life. Though I don’t doubt the experiences of both women […]

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The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often associated with organization and cleanliness. We often see fictional characters with cutesy, obsessive habits and their OCD can be magically cured when they fall in love. The idealized version of the mental illness is far from the reality. “When you hear that someone has OCD, it’s like, “oh they clean all the time!” Well, no, […]

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Why “partners” isn’t always the word to use

There’s no doubt that our words have impact. From our earliest days in elementary school, we’re told to watch our words. Even when your words may seem well-intentioned, the people on the receiving end may not agree. Especially when you’re talking about a person’s personal life, you don’t get to decide that their word choice is wrong. The biggest example […]

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Daddy-Dom relationships: a ride on the older side

Innocently or not, the word “daddy” seems to send a shiver down the spines of most students these days — and not in a good way. There’s a lot to be said about daddy-dom relationships and it seems that the only side to the conversation that is being discussed is the negative views of outsiders. “Now that it’s more out […]

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Princess Cinema’s Quote-Along continues to draw crowd with Princess Bride

It’s not every day you walk into a movie theatre to be greeted with a “Welcome to the Fire Swamp, watch out for the R.O.U.S.’s, but I don’t believe they exist.” On Thursday, Princess Cinemas and the “folkes” from the Royal Medieval Faire hosted a The Princess Bride quote-along (think sing-along with subtitles instead of song lyrics). They gave away […]

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#BellLetsTalk about how it’s okay to not be okay

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day and I want to talk about something very important: you don’t always have to be positive and grateful. The mentality that we have to find the silver lining can be extremely harmful, especially to those of us with mental illnesses. More often than not, there are fluff articles explaining “10 easy ways to think […]

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