Madeline McInnis

Madeline McInnis

Madeline is a third year film studies and history major and the creative director at The Cord. Madeline was previously the editor of the opinion section and still enjoys writing on top of her design duties. If you wanted to find her on campus, she's the one wearing a history pun, Gryffindor sweater or a Renaissance art print. She also probably forgot about her tea.

Articles by Madeline McInnis

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Where luck is lacking

I like to say that I have the luck of the Irish, which – historically speaking – is fucking awful. From missing the bus to breaking my ankle during playoffs Having the wifi go down just as I’m handing in an assignment to finding myself in the most disgusting stall in the public washroom – luck never really seems to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Warm weather, the sun, at least some free time and the rainbow flag is flying overhead. June is Pride Month and festivals are picking up to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in our communities. Queer history is being explored and showcased in many ways for those who are eager to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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How to cut the budget and save the corners

When you’re making an investment in your future, particularly one as huge as university, saving a few bucks here and there can really add up. But where should you save on those investments? Heading to the dollar store for your school supplies can be a great way to keep your bank account happy. However, if you’re a stationery snob like […]

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

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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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 […]

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

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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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 […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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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 […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·

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