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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Suck it Up: Laurier’s Sustainable take on straws and plastics

“I’m sure you’ve seen the video of the sea turtle that gets a straw stuck in its nose and it’s just so sad.” Jenna Steadman, a recent Laurier graduate who convocated in June, explained to me her reasoning for cutting plastic straws out of her life. Like most of us who have ditched the old devices, her reasoning for the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
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XXXTentacion shouldn’t be idolized posthumously

“Boys will be boys,” they say as the kindergarten girl comes crying to the teacher about the boy in her class pulling her hair. We just don’t expect it to escalate into aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. In case you missed it, rapper XXXTentacion was recently involved in a fatal altercation involving gun violence in Florida.  The rapper’s death […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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A run down of fun flicks to see this summer

  With the summer rolling in full force and the obvious choices of summer blockbusters already passing through theatres, what movies do we have to look forward to? This summer in particular seems to be the summer of sequels, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Incredibles 2, The First Purge, Equalizer 2 and Unfriended: Dark Web, among countless others. In […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
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Laurier hosts conference on indigenous knowledge

National Indigenous Peoples Day was 21 June and festivities were held for the local indigenous community in the Victoria Park Pavilion. “It’s a day for indigenous people to celebrate who we are,” said Laura Barry, masters student in the faculty of social work. The event featured traditional costuming, a community feast, and speeches. The event had a large attendance from […]

by Madeline McInnis· · National, News ·
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Laurier alumna, Laura Douglas, discusses finding fulfilling careers after your diploma

Unless you’re in a major like accounting or engineering, your future career goals aren’t usually announced in the title of your degree, leaving a world of possibility and opportunity for the frightening world beyond your diploma. We’re told that degrees open up multitudes of doors, but I think it’s important to note that they also show you doors that you […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·
Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

Blaming the victim should never be acceptable

“Can you imagine what would have happened if those girls had only given those guys a chance?” Speaking in regard to the recent Santa Fe school shooting and the van attack in Toronto, a female co-worker of my friend asked her this question while they were on a shift together. Both cases are allegedly connected to the respective attackers being […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding the right support

Editorial: Finding the right support

The general consensus with all of my peers, as well as myself, is that third year really sucked.  Not to scare you too much, but whoever said that the jump from first to second year was the worst was a serious liar and it’s definitely way harder going from second to third year. Maybe it was the expectations we’d built […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Simran Dhaliwal

Long distance shouldn’t be the end to a relationship

Since late December, I’ve seen my boyfriend in person a total of eight days. Between getting sick — again — being in and out of the doctor’s and then flying off to exchange in England for a semester, physically getting to one another is next to impossible. Our relationship was one of the biggest reservations I had about going on […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Hey prince! You’re not that charming, don’t assume women need your help

  For one of the courses on my exchange, I’m doing a presentation on Christ Crowned with Thorns, a Northern Renaissance painting by Hieronymus Bosch. It’s housed in the National Gallery, London, so I made a sort of pilgrimage to go see it before I delved headfirst into research, effectively ruining any shine it would have previously held for me. […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Signing off Tumblr for the final time

  A little over a year and a half ago, I signed off of Tumblr and never signed back on. I wasn’t Tumblr famous or anything, but I did have several posts with thousands of reblogs. Deactivating my account was hard, but it was worth it for my mental health. This sounds pretty counterintuitive on the surface. Tumblr seems to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·