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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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 ·
Photo by Qiau Liu

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 ·
Graphic by Alan Li

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 ·
Picking apart the politics in friendships

Picking apart the politics in friendships

Have you ever had that person in your friend group that you really just can’t stand? Everything they say seems to be on your last nerve and you have to be really patient just to hang out with them? I got news; they’re not your friend. Especially with everything that’s going on across the world right now; we live in […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Alan Li

New Year resolutions to kick off your semester

New Year, new me, right? Whether you’re for or against New Year’s resolutions, the beginning of 2018 represents a fresh start and an opportunity to become a better more authentic you. I, for one, have never been into the big New Year’s plan things, but there are some habits that I’ve been meaning to pick up and now’s the perfect […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Leave it to Laurier: how to let others study in peace

Between final essays, projects and exams, virtually every one of us is completely swamped with work. I get it, it’s the time of the year where everyone is practically living at the library. But that doesn’t mean that we have to act like it’s our own home, either. There’s going to be a lot of other people around you so […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Photo by Qiau Liu

Nikon’s photo contest gives Canon the opportunity to do the right thing

If you’re up on the camera world – or even if you’re not – there are probably two standout brands that come to mind: Nikon and Canon. When I was buying my first DSLR, the choice came down to which brand shot better in low light in my budget. It was Canon. Fast forward three years, I get paid to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Photo by Tanzeel Sayani

Editorial: Straight out of the closet

My boyfriend and I like to joke that he assumes everyone is straight and I assume everyone is gay. It’s a joke, of course, but it also shows a lot about our respective cultures and spheres related to our sexual orientations because there is some truth in it. It’s undeniable that we live in a hetero-centric culture. Typically, we assume […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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Say hello to Stranger Things’ new Daddy

  In case you’ve been living under a rock, the second season of Stranger Things came out on Oct. 27, and it seems like everyone spent their Halloween weekend obsessively binge-watching. I’m warning you right now, there are spoilers — if you haven’t seen it, go watch it. The biggest character development, and by far the best part about the […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Women should pursue the jobs they’re truly passionate about

When I was in grade 11, I changed my mind about what I wanted to do in my academics. In grade 10, I had taken grade 11 functions and physics in the same semester. I was good at math, and physics came naturally to me. But after this escapade into grade levels beyond my own, I traded my calculator for […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·