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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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 ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

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 ·
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Remember date nights? Here are a few ideas for fun with your someone

As the weather starts to turn and your cash supply starts to get a little dry, dinner dates and walks in the park might not cut it any more. The start of autumn doesn’t have to mean a dreary end to your relationship, though!  Whether you’re trying to save money or you just don’t feel like seeing other people today, […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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Equestrian team looks to start their season strong

This Sunday, Sept. 30, the Laurier equestrian team will be competing in their first competition of the year. The show, hosted by the University of Waterloo, will take place at Findaway Equestrian Services in Baden, about a 20-minute drive from campus. “We compete on the OCEA, which is a competitive circuit for all of the universities and colleges in Ontario. […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Sports ·
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Sierra Burgess Netflix film is problematic

After the success of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Netflix seemed to be hitting it out of the park in the teen high school comedy movie department. Then comes Sierra Burgess is a Loser, which seems like a smash hit on paper, but didn’t quite hit the A grades that the character herself achieves in the runtime. Sierra […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Making the choice to put your health first

This past week I was supposed to be at TIFF, volunteering outside a few of the theatres, doing the best I could to both pad my resume and enjoy the festivities for what they are — one of the premier film events in the world. Instead, I sat at home watching movies on the small screen from an ancient X-Box […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
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What’s next when you’re getting involved?

Now that you’ve been to the Get Involved Fair and you’ve seen all the clubs you want to get involved with — and probably some that you don’t — your schedule is probably looking pretty full. That’s fantastic for now, but when midterms and final assignments roll around, having activities straight from 8:30 in the morning to 12:00 at night […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life ·
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When does giving an apple turn into getting coffee?

Features Editor, Madeline McInnis, examines the relationship rules and essential etiquette for professor/student relationships  Starting high school, my biggest fear was losing my footing and falling down the forum stairs in the main hall. Starting university, my biggest fear was, well, falling into a sea of students and never really finding my footing at all. I was friends with some […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Features ·