Madeline McInnis

Madeline McInnis

After her time as opinion editor and creative director, Madeline is now the features editor at The Cord. She’s a fourth-year history and film studies major who’s fresh back from her exchange in England where she fell even more in love with London, writing, tea, art, and fountain pens.

Articles by Madeline McInnis

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Are you happy with the term holiday? Another look at word choices this winter

“I hate when they say that. Just say Merry fucking Christmas.” I remember this man from my hostessing job when I was in grade 12. This time of year, I always wished my customers Happy Holidays as they left for the night.  This man didn’t seem to like that very much, and made that loudly clear to the woman he […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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Readjusting after coming home from exchange

In a lot of ways, I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite as out-of place as I do now. A few short months ago, I was spending my weekends gallivanting around Britain to various stage plays and museums, mostly for free through my work with University of Birmingham’s student newspaper, Redbrick. Now I spend my weekends in Waterloo, desperately attempting […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Finding your festive flare at holiday markets

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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Finding funds for your future: Hints and tips for looking past undergrad

I think I speak for a lot of us considering post-graduate education when I say one of the scariest parts is the cost. After building up debt — and maybe some bad spending habits — throughout our undergraduate degrees, the price tag attached to further education, be it through university or college, is not a small one. Like everything else […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” charms Netflix audiences

On Oct. 26, the long anticipated The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiered on Netflix. Though it may not be the horror fix you’re looking for, it’s worth the watch whether you’re a fan of the comics or earlier adaptations or not. If you’re a fan of Riverdale, the highest marketing point of Sabrina as the two shows have the same […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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The Bachelor Vietnam: The LGBTQ+ representation we need on the small screen

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Students’ Union new app, aims to connect all clubs

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Students’ Union’s new resource for clubs, The Perch, has now been released across all campuses.  “Essentially, what it is on behalf of students, it’s like a Facebook for clubs where they’ll be able to go and access all clubs, associations and the events that they’re putting on,” said Sara Clark, vice-president of clubs and associations at Laurier’s […]

by Madeline McInnis· · News ·
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Waterloo Region’s municipal election candidates

Features Editor, Madeline McInnis, talks to all of the candidates for Laurier’s ward and for Waterloo’s mayor this election season. Answers have been printed verbatim from interviews with the candidates but have been cut off at approximately 100 words per answer. Are you for or against expanding the ION? Why or why not? How can you ensure student retention in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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Rainbow Reels film festival represents LGBTQ2+ community

“The films that we have are works of art — they’re pieces that are well put together, there’s good funding behind them, they’re beautiful stories, impactful stories. It’s just amazing to see a good film that also happens to have queer content,” said Hannah Enns, operations and festival coordinator for 2018. Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival is well […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Lauren Symbolik-Berger

A recap of Bingemans Screampark 2018

Thursday Sept. 27 marked the day some colleagues and I went to Bingemans Screampark. For those who don’t know, Screampark is an annual event at Bingemans in Waterloo — essentially, picture a really long and extended haunted house with several different stages.  Once we arrived, we were greeted by a headless woman dressed entirely in black.  This started our experience […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·