Madeline McInnis

Madeline McInnis

Madeline is a third-year history and film studies major. She started writing for The Cord in her first year and became opinion editor over the summer, and she is now happy to be joining the team as the Creative Director. She's most likely found in the Solarium, writing into a quad ruled notebook. Madeline is a Renaissance art and history enthusiast. She also takes her Hogwarts house just a little too seriously.

Articles by Madeline McInnis

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Comparing grades and measuring intelligence

Back in grade nine, I had a teacher who didn’t ever take any real notice to her students’ personal lives. To me, that made her interest, when it did happen, even more memorable. After a particularly hard test, one of my friends continued to ask what grade I received, even after several times of me trying to politely avoid the […]

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City of Waterloo runs pilot project to turn dog poop into electricity

A new pilot project being introduced by the City of Waterloo aims to turn dog waste into energy, heating and fertilizer. This would be accomplished through a process known as anaerobic digestion, which happens when organic waste breaks down in an environment without oxygen. “Here was an opportunity to do something that’s environmentally friendly, show that we’re a dog-friendly city […]

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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 […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Life ·
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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 […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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, […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Features ·
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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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